Lynn Kosar, MSN, RN, NEA-BC serves as the Chief Nursing Officer of AHN, Forbes Hospital. She has practiced nursing in direct care capacities in medical-surgical, intermediate care, and intensive-care units at various organizations. An experienced nurse leader, she has previously held several leadership positions including Clinical Director of Inpatient Services at UPMC Passavant, Director of Clinical Operations at the Center for Nursing Excellence at UPMC, Unit Director for the GI Lab at UPMC Shadyside, SWAT Team Manager at UPMC Vital Staffing and Executive Director of Donor Services at Central Blood Bank. Lynn started in nursing leadership as the Manager of the CVICU at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Waynesburg University, and an Associate Degree of Nursing from the Community College of Allegheny County. Lynn is a certified Nurse Executive, Advanced through the ANCC.
She is active in professional nursing organizations. Lynn is currently a board member of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (SWPONL), a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL), and a member of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL).
Lynn has presented locally, regionally and nationally on various nursing topics and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Capella University.