Joan Sevy Majers

Joan Marie Sevy Majers , DNP, RN

Assistant Professor of Clinical


Procter Hall


CON Grad Prog & Admin Srvcs - 0038

Professional Summary

Results-oriented healthcare executive who has successfully assumed increasingly complex responsibilities throughout a service career. Experience includes case management leadership, productivity enhancement, expense reduction, organizational restructuring, performance improvement and process review and design in both the not for profit and for profit healthcare arenas as an executive and consultant.  Initially assumed faculty positions in both  RN to BSN as well as  associate degree nursing  programs, and  is now teaching graduate  nursing courses, using distance learning strategies. Responsibilities include coordination of the leadership graduate programs and dvelopment of the case management certificate program at the College of Nursing.


DNP: Wright State University Dayton,OH, 2014 (Indirect; Nursing Leadership)

MS: The Ohio State University Columbus ,OH, 1979 (Nursing Administration and Medical -Surgical Nursing)

BSN, summa cum laude: Hunter College New York City, New York, 1976 (Nursing)

Research and Practice Interests

My practice has been in leadership and management in healthcare organizations. I bring that experience to my students and remain abreast of the significant issues in the healthcare system in order to plan  for  and prepare  the leaders needed for the future.
My clincial focus has been and continues to be care coordination and case management,  particularly of the chronically ill. As the complexity of the entire healthcare system  evolves and resources continue to shrink, clients will need  case managers who are armed with  the very best evidence based practices to help them navigate the chaos of the healthcare settings today and of the future.. 

Positions and Work Experience

2013 -2016 Leadership and Consulting Solutions, LLC, Contracted with clients to serve in interim executive and consultation roles Interim President and/or Chief Nursing Officer , (Sierra Vista Medical Center, Sierra Vista, AZ; Transylvania Regional Hospital Brevard, NC;Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, MO.;St. Joseph Hospital. Lomdon, KY; Knox Community Hospital, Mt Vernon, OH, Brevard, NC; West Plains, MO; London, KY; Mt. Vernon. OH)

2003 -2013 Interim Leadership Consultant, assumed interim leadership roles as Director of Case Management, Director of Obstetrics, or Chief Nursing Officer , varied; employed by BE Smith, various hospitals in various states

2002 -2003 Interim Chief Nursing Officer, subcontractor with consulting firm to assume role in turnaround organization efforts, St. Joseph, Augusta, GA

2000 -2001 Senior Consultant, IT firm; audit and installation of electronic health records, Cerner Corporation, North Kansas City

1991 -2000 VP Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer, Senior executive leadership role, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Topeka ,KS

1986 -1991 Vice President Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer, Executive role, Flower Memorial Hospital, Sylvania, OH


Peer Reviewed Publications

Sevy Majers, Joan (2021. ) When I Knew Grief and Loss .Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , , 28 (2 ) ,268-270

Sevy Majers,J. (2016. ) Does participation in disease management programs by Veterans reduce their subsequent utilization of acute care services and costs? .Military Medicine, , 5 (181 ) ,434 -434-438

Sevy, J.M. (1993. ) Research based practice in service settings: A proposal for implementation. Kansas Nurse, , 68 (5 ) ,3 -4

Sevy Majers, Joan; Warshawsky, Nora (2020. ) Evidence-based management decision-making for nurse leaders .Nurse Leader, ,

Becker, R., Sevy Majers, J., & Moody, J. (2021. ) Disaster Preparedness Improvement for Charge Nurses: A Program Evaluation .Journal of Emergency Management, , 19 (1 ) ,

Corn, A., Sevy Majers, J. & Tyson, R. Lee. (2020. ) Using evidence: A nursing assessment protocol for acute geropsychiatric patients. .Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses' Association, , More Information

Invited Publications

Sevy, J.M. (1993. ) Research based practice in service settings: A proposal for implementation. The Kansas Nurse, 68 (5 ) ,3 -4

Additional Publications


Invited Presentations

Sevy Majers, Joan (2019. ) Public Policy and Legislative Update .Regional Annual Meeting- CMSA- SOV, Loveland, OH. Professional Meeting. . Level:Regional

Sevy Majers, Joan (2020. ) •Using Evidence-Based Decision- Making in Case Management Leadership .Annual meeting - Case Management Society of America, Virtual. Professional Meeting. . Level:National

Poster Presentations

Joan Sevy Majers, DNP (10-2017. ) Can Veterans in an Evidence-based Self-Management Program Reduce Subsequent Acute Care Utilization and Costs? .Columbus,OH, Hilton Easton. . Other Institution. . Level:National

Honors and Awards

BAD DATE -1976 BSN degree awarded summa cum laude Hunter College Status:Recipient Level:College Type:Recognition

2019 -2019 Outstanding Leadership Award Annual award presented to member of regional chapter of Case Management Society of America CMSA-SOV Status:Recipient Level:Regional Type:Recognition

2021 Fellow Inducted in 2021 Class of Fellows by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership American Organization for Nursing Leadership Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

Student Advising

Ashley Corn (Doctoral ) Chair Status:Completed 08-2019

Hannah McShea (Doctoral ) Chair Status:Completed

Rae Becker (Doctoral ) Chair Status:Completed 04-2020

Andrew Skipper (Doctoral ) Chair Status:Completed 04-2020

Michelle Ruebusch Brown (Doctoral ) Committee Member Status:Completed 05-22-2019

Toni Workman (Doctoral ) Committee Member Status:Completed 04-2020


Ohio Nurses' Association (Nominating ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:State 2015 -2017

American Organization of Nurse Executives (Task Force for Certification ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2012 -2018

Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives (Evidence Based Practice ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:State 2016 -To Present

Type:Departmental Service Level:College 2018 -To Present

(Human Relations ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 2017 -2020

Southwest Ohio Valley Case Management Society of America (Board of Directors ) Board Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Regional 04-2018 -To Present

Case Management Society of America Southern Ohio Valley Special Interest Group Chair Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Regional 03-01-2019 -To Present

American Organization of Nurse Leaders (Nurse Director fellowship Selection Committee ) Special Interest Group Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 01-01-2019 -09-30-2019

(IT e-Learning Committee ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 08-31-2019 -To Present

American Organization for Nursing Leadership Foundation (Research ) Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 02-01-2021 -04-30-2021

Post Graduate Training and Education

2015-2015 Certificate, Nursing Education, University of Cincinnati, , Cincinnati,OH

Professional Affiliation

03-01-2018 -03-01-2020: Director selected as Director to Board Case Management Society, Southern Ohio Valley Chaper, Cinicinnati

01-2018 -05-2018: Interprofessional pilot project Piloting Diabetes: Basic Training, a Treatment Program Combining Shared Medical Appointments with a Self-Management Program for Veterans with Type 2 Diabetes Principal Investigator:Sharyl Altum IRB interprofessional project with Diabetic veterans, in which the team has begun to combine the CDSMP (Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) for Diabetics with small medical appointments. The care team consists of the Diabetic Case Manager, Psychologist, Nutritionist, Pharmacist and Nurse Faculty member serves as nurse on the team. Patients are Veterans at the Cincinnati VA. Outcomes to be retrieved from records: Biophysicial outcomes as well as Patient Activation and patient satisfaction measures Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Cincinnati

01-01-2019 -12-31-2019: AONE Nurse Director Fellowship Selection Committee Nominated to participate in the selection of the the nurse leaders to be selected for the inaugural class of Nurse Director Fellows to be named by the American Organization of Nurse Executives. American Organization of Nurse Executives, Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.

02-01-2019 -05-05-2019: Abstract reviewer Disruptive Innovation : Impact for Practice, Policy and Academia International conference to be held November 7-9, 2019 Association for Leadership Science in Nursing, UCLA

Courses Taught



-NURS-8010 HR IN HEALTH CARE Level:Graduate

-ANNA-8020 NA PRACTICUM I Level:Graduate


DNP Writing Seminar Level:Graduate

Accelerated Leadership and Management Level:Undergraduate

-NURS-8012 LDRSHIP HC ORG/SYS Level:Graduate

introduction to Case Management Level:Graduate

Other Information

  • Member, American Nurses' Association
  • Member, Ohio Nurses' Association
  • Member, American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Member, Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Member, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau
  • Member, Case Management Society of America

Contact Information

Home - 742 Woodspring Ct
Beavercreek  Ohio, 45430
Phone: 937-768-5559