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Nick Chmielewski

Associate Director

    Nicholas (Nick) Chmielewski is an associate director in BRG’s Healthcare Performance Improvement practice. He is a results-driven leader with expertise within and outside the emergency department (ED).

    His experience in opening a startup hospital, combined with his project management experience with an informatics overhaul, enables him to bring a unique skill for performance improvement consulting engagements. He excels in data analysis, collaborating with informatics professionals and hardwiring processes that provide real-time objective feedback to staff regarding their performance. Separately, he also has managed clinical integration projects following an organization’s acquisition.

    Before joining BRG, Dr. Chmielewski was a consulting manager with an international consulting company. One engagement included the implementation and refinement of an ED vertical care process in an 80,000-visit ED. The team reduced the left without being seen rate to 1.1 percent; improved door-to-provider and overall discharge ED length of stay by 49 and 124 minutes, respectively; and improved the sepsis three- and six-hour compliance rate to 88 percent.

    Dr. Chmielewski has director-level and associate chief nursing officer service-line experience, including interim assignments that involved responsibility over multiple departments and/or sites. A former client summed up an engagement as, “One of the best decisions I made to refocus our emergency services on a better trajectory.”

    Dr. Chmielewski has served on state and national committees with the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and committees and task forces with the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. His national ENA leadership positions include serving as the 2014 Resolutions Committee chairperson and the 2019 Advocacy Advisory Council chairperson.

    Dr. Chmielewski has published material in the Journal of Emergency Nursing, Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, ENA Connection, Becker’s Hospital Review, VOICE of Nursing Leadership, Nurse Leader, and BRG Review. He is a Certified Emergency Nurse, a Certified Nurse Manager and Leader, and Certified in Executive Nursing Practice; holds a Nurse Executive Advanced Board Certification; and is a lifetime fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing (AEN). He has served on the AEN Board of Directors since January 2018 and is the 2022 AEN Board chairperson.

    Selected Publications

    • Chmielewski, N.A., Faulkner, L. D., & Drone, M. (2019, April). Using floor champions to improve sepsis quality outcomes in community hospitals. Nurse Leader17(2), 151-154.
    • Chmielewski, N.A. (2013). Leadership attributes in a changing health care delivery system. VOICE of Nursing Leadership. 11(2):7.
    • Chmielewski, N.A., & Abbey, D. (2012). Unannounced mock drills for violent situations. Nurse Leader. 10(1):46-7.
    • Chmielewski, N.A., & Gregg, M.A. (2008). Case Review: A 25-year-old Woman with a Headache, 4 Days Postpartum. Journal of Emergency Nursing.  34(1): 41-43.
    • Chmielewski, N.A. (2007). Case Review: Management of Deep Vein Thrombosis with Concurrent ITP. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.  29(4): 370-375.

    Employment History

    Berkeley Research Group
    Senior managing consultant

    Philips Healthcare
    d/b/a Philips Blue Jay Consulting (formerly Blue Jay Consulting, LLC)
    Consulting manager
    Senior consultant

    Independent Legal Nurse Consultant

    Mount Carmel West Hospital
    Clinical manager, Emergency Department
    Clinical Information Systems Coordinator

    Dublin Methodist Hospital
    Nurse administrator

    Mount Carmel West Hospital
    Registered Nurse, Emergency Department

    Professional Affiliations

    Academy of Emergency Nursing (AEN)
    Board of Directors, 2018–present
    AEN Board Chairperson, 2022

    Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
    Reviewer, 2021–present

    Emergency Nurses Association
    Advocacy Advisory Council (AAC), Member, 2018–2020
    AAC Chairperson, 2019
    Resolutions Committee Chairperson, 2014
    Governance Assessment Task Force, Member, 2014
    Informatics Work Team, Member, 2013
    Resolutions Committee, Member, 2010–2012

    Ohio ENA State Council
    General Assembly Delegate, 2007–2015, 2017, 2019–present
    Government Affairs Liaison, 2010–2014
    Board of Directors, Director, 2007–2012

    American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)
    Nurse Manager Fellowship Selection Committee, 2018
    Strategic Planning Committee, Member, 2010, 2013, 2014
    Nurse Manager Practice Analysis Task Force, Member, 2014
    Health Care Reform Task Force, Member, 2012


    • Academy of Emergency Nursing (AEN)
    • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
    • American Nurses Association (ANA)
    • American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)
    • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
    • Sigma Theta Tau International


    Registered Nurse (RN)

    • Ohio, 2004–present
    • Washington (state), 2014–present
    • California, 2016–present
    • Massachusetts, 2018–present

    Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)

    Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML)

    Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP)

    Nurse Executive, Advanced Board Certification (NEA-BC)

    Nurse Executive Board Certification (NE-BC)

    American Heart Association Courses with Provider Status

    • Basic Life Support (BLS), 2000–present
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 2004–present
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 2007–present


    Creighton University
    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), 2020

    Capital University
    MSN, Nursing Administration Concentrate, 2007

    Mount Carmel College of Nursing
    BSN, 2004

    AONL Nurse Manager Fellowship Program


    Berkeley Research Group
    HPI Leadership Award, Nominee, 2021

    Creighton University
    DNP Graduate with Honors, 2020

    Emergency Nurses Association Foundation
    ENA Foundation Member-Supported Doctoral Scholarship, Recipient, 2019

    Creighton University College of Nursing
    Pamela L. Turner Memorial Endowed Scholarship, Recipient, 2019

    Philips Healthcare
    March “Game Changers” Award for Business Development Innovation, Nominee, 2017

    Academy of Emergency Nursing
    Fellow, 2014

    Mount Carmel Health Systems
    Excellence in Nursing Award, Recipient, 2012

    Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
    Special Category Award, Group Recipient (Ohio ENA State Council), ENA Practice Priority: Workplace Violence Reduction, 2012

    Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
    Special Category Award, Group Recipient (Ohio ENA State Council), ENA Practice Priority: Workplace Violence Reduction, 2011

    Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
    Government Affairs Award, Recipient, 2011

    Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
    Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Chapter President’s Award, Recipient, 2011

    Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association
    Dorothy A. Cornelius Scholarship, Recipient, 2005