Meet Karen Olsen
Mission Health – VP, Chief Nursing Officer

Karen’s Story

I joined Mission Health in 2011 because I wanted to be part of an organization with a focus on quality, patient-centered care and one who valued and empowered their team to create that future.  I have many years of nursing leadership and a wide range of clinical experience including being a retired Commander of the Navy Nurse Corps.

What Karen Does
VP, Chief Nursing Officer

I have responsibility for nursing services and other clinical service programs for Mission Hospital and outpatient departments of the hospital.  As CNO I represent the voice of the frontline caregiver ensuring their input is valued and nursing practice is supported.  Through my role I am able to influence change and am a strategic partner in organization-wide decision making.

“We have highly skilled, caring and compassionate people working here and have a strengths-based culture which makes this a great place to work and practice.”

“Recognizing the talents our caregivers bring to the table and seeing the quality care we deliver to our community!”

Why Mission is a Special Place

Grooming Tomorrow’s Leaders at Mission

If growing your career matters – consider Mission Health.  Be a part of a professional team which offers “Mission Leads” – a leadership track including tuition reimbursement, leadership courses, professionally shared governance, clinical ladder and mentoring.

Why Work at Mission Health

There are a variety of very strong reasons to work at Mission Health; however, there we can sum it up in one word: opportunity.  No matter what department or direction you want to take your clinical nursing career – we have a place to learn and grow.

Mentoring our Leaders for Tomorrow

Our aim is to spot the clinical leaders of tomorrow.  We want to help grow that individual to achieve their maximal potential and we’ve implemented a number of strategies to successfully bring that about.

We are a locally owned and operated business dedicated to helping job seekers find great opportunities for their career in beautiful Asheville North Carolina and the surrounding region. is a part of the LocalJobs Network.


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