John J. Nance is one of America’s most dynamic professional speakers, presenting entertaining and pivotal programs on teamwork, risk management, motivation, coping with competition, and other topics to a wide variety of audiences, including business corporations and healthcare professionals.
He and fellow author Kathleen Bartholomew (Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility – Why Nurses Eat their Young and Each Other), present vital programs on Quality and Patient Safety to Hospital Boards, Physicians and Physician Leaders, and Hospital Management Nationally and Internationally.
John is a pioneering and well-known advocate of using the lessons from the recent revolution in aviation safety to equally revolutionize the patient safety performance of hospitals, doctors, nurses, and all of healthcare.
John J. Nance, a native Texan who grew up in Dallas, holds a Bachelor’s Degree from SMU and a Juris Doctor from SMU School of Law, and is a licensed attorney. Named Distinguished Alumni of SMU for 2002, he is also a decorated Air Force pilot veteran of Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield and a Lt. Colonel in the USAF Reserve, well known for his involvement in Air Force human factors flight safety education, and one of the civilian pioneers of Crew Resource Management (CRM).
John has piloted a wide variety of jet aircraft, including most of Boeing’s line and the Air Force C-141, and has logged over 13,000 hours of flight time in his commercial airline and Air Force careers. He flies his own aircraft, was a veteran Boeing 737 Captain for Alaska Airlines, and is an internationally recognized air safety analyst and advocate, best known to North American television audiences as Aviation Analyst for ABC World News and Aviation Editor for Good Morning America.
John has logged countless appearances on national shows such as Larry King Live, PBS Hour with Jim Lehrer, Oprah, NPR, Nova, the Today Show, and many others. His editorials have been published in newspapers nationwide, including the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He has long been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who Among Emerging Leaders in America.
He is also the nationally-known author of 19 major books, five non-fiction, plus 13 fiction bestsellers. John is a founding board member and is on the executive committee of the National Patient Safety Foundation. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
John Nance consults with the Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network on quality and patient safety performance and a variety of other issues.