Oglesby Ryan Oglesby, PhD, MHA, RN, CEN, CFRN, NEA-BC, is in his first year as a member of the Emergency Nurses Association Board of Directors.

Oglesby is a principal and the North American lead for Emergency Department Assessments for Philips Blue Jay Consulting. In this position, he is responsible for the oversight of all ED assessments and assessment teams in North America and works closely with facility executives to evaluate operational performance and leadership opportunities in emergency care delivery. In nearly 10 years at Philips Blue Jay, Oglesby has served in multiple capacities including consultant, senior consultant, director and vice president. Prior to joining Philips Blue Jay, he held numerous roles in emergency and pre-hospital nursing including nurse manager, emergency department and transport services educator, critical care staff development instructor and flight nurse. Oglesby continues to serve stretcherside as a flight nurse for AeroCare Medical Transport Systems, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Oglesby began his career in emergency care as an EMT while attending nursing school. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1998. He completed the requirements to become an EMT-paramedic and has experience as a flight nurse and ICU nurse, but has worked primarily as an emergency nurse throughout his career. Since that time, Oglesby has earned master’s degrees in nursing and health administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as a doctorate of philosophy in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research interests include emergency department patient perception of care, recruitment and retention, and executive succession and competitive advantage in United States hospitals.

Oglesby has been actively involved in ENA at the local, state and national level since 2004. He served as president of the Piedmont Chapter in 2008 and the North Carolina ENA State Council in 2012. Oglesby also represented membership on the Governance Assessment Work Team in 2014 and served Region 6 on the Nominations and Elections Committee from 2014-18. Additionally, he was a General Assembly delegate for six years – 2008-11 and 2013-14. Oglesby has presented both poster and podium presentations at local, state and national ENA events since 2004.

Ryan brings hands-on management expertise and a quarter-century of clinical and administrative experience in pre-hospital, emergency, trauma and critical care. His transformational role in leading quality improvement and positive patient outcomes, as well as an ability to connect with people, has promoted creativity, innovation and change throughout the organizations with which he has worked.

Term as Director: January 2019-December 2019

To reach Ryan, please contact him at ryan.oglesby@ena.org