Liz Bruno is vice president and chief learning officer at Baptist Health System in Jacksonville, Florida. By background, she is an advanced practice psychiatric nurse with experience in acute care, forensic care, and private practice. As an educator, she has taught nursing and leadership on the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her workplace learning adventures began in 2001. Bruno has held leadership positions in L&D for and numerous health systems in the Southeast US, including Ascension Health and Southeast Georgia Health System. In those roles, she revamped the L&D functions to be more closely aligned with business priorities and goals as well as established more robust and responsive learning cultures.
Since joining Baptist in 2015, Bruno has worked to build a foundational structure for talent development and management. She and her team have designed and implemented innovative programs in both the clinical and leadership development arenas. These have included a yearlong nurse residency program, specialty intensives, a nurse manager academy, and other transition programs. Her partnerships with businesses and academic organizations provide both current and prospective Baptist team members with opportunities to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the ever-changing needs in healthcare. Bruno oversees a talented team that provides a vast array of developmental offerings, including career coaching, clinical education, leadership development, succession planning, and internal team consultation.
Most recently, the COVID-19 crisis accelerated the development of numerous reskilling and upskilling programs that her team designed and deployed. As a result of that work, Baptist is embarking upon several initiatives aimed at redesigning care models to enhance agility and responsiveness to changing circumstances.
Bruno earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in adult psychiatric nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.