Chief Nursing Officer & Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services
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Caroline (Ndungu) Njau, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC is joining senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer (CNO) at Children’s Minnesota. In her role, Njau is responsible for patient care operations across two hospital campuses, including nursing and patient and family services, as well as nursing strategy, education, and professional development. She is a member of the Children’s Minnesota Executive Leadership team.
Njau has worked in a variety of health care leadership positions for more than 15 years. Before joining Children’s Minnesota, Njau was the director of hospital and nursing operations at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. Most recently, she co-led the Health Equity Initiative. She began her nursing career in Medical-Telemetry units at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Njau earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kennesaw State University in Georgia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.