Josh Wymer has practiced across medical-surgical, post-anesthesia, ambulatory procedures, and primary care areas with his most recent decade of clinical experience spent in perioperative nursing. He currently serves as a Chief Nursing Informatics Officer in the San Diego area. He holds credentials in perioperative nursing (CNOR), Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM), healthcare information and management systems (CPHIMS), nursing informatics (RN-BC), and as a nurse executive (NEA-BC). He is also a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and serves on the Editorial Board for ACHE’s magazine, Healthcare Executive.

He completed his Master of Science in Nursing, Health Care Informatics, at the University of San Diego and his undergraduate studies at Seattle University. His other degrees include a Master of Science in Project Management from Granite State College and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies with an emphasis in Enterprise Strategic Planning from the U.S. Naval War College.

Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership program at Johns Hopkins, his project explores the impact of specialty certification in the context of professional development and impact on nursing practice.

He is active across the perioperative and informatics communities and currently serves as Vice President, Board of Directors, Competency & Credentialing Institute, Denver, CO.

Best Practice Interests

  • Patient safety
  • Change management
  • Crisis leadership
  • User experience
  • Professional development

Recent Publications

  • Wymer JA, Stucky CH, De Jong MJ, Nursing Leadership and COVID-19: Defining the Shadows and Leading Ahead of the Data, Nurse Leader (2021).
  • Stucky, CH, Wymer, JA. Progressing toward specialty certification as the National Standard for Nursing. Nursing Forum. 2020; 55: 531– 534.
  • Stucky CH et al., Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM): The New Gold

Standard for Perioperative Nurse Leaders, Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 2020; 35-6: 557-563.

Recent MEDIA


  • Conway Scholar, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (2021-Present)
  • Victor Montana Award, Granite State College
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement, Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science, University of San Diego
  • Forty Under 40 Leaders, Association of perioperative Registered Nurses


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