Victoria Grimes-Holsinger is a registered nurse Retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs in Boston, Massachusetts, she works with colleagues to found Nursing Health Culture Alliance (NHCA) and Improving Healthcare Culture (IHC). She received her Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) in the area of Population Health from Quinnipiac University. Dr. Grimes-Holsinger’s work focuses on the impact of stress on the health of nurses, developing an intervention that addresses workplace stress and improved workgroup psychological safety. She created a workbook to accompany her intervention. She is an active member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) policy committee as well as the End Workplace Violence Coalition.
Dr. Grimes-Holsinger graduated with honors and was inducted in the Sigma Tau-Rho honor society as well as receiving acknowledgment for her academic achievement from the VA. She received an invitation to serve with the local Sigma chapter working on succession planning and on their research committee. She is also an active member on VA committees. She is a peer reviewer for the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), active in ANA, Secretary of Nurse Organization of the Veterans Affair (NOVA) and sits on the VA’s Best Practice committee and Nurse Profession Standards Board.
Dr. Grimes-Holsinger has a diverse array of hobbies and interest. She enjoys painting in watercolors, gardening, and creating outfits for friends and family. She keeps her native heritage folkways (Lakota/Lenape) along with her daughter and keeps many of the traditions she was taught in her youth. She has the belief that resilience comes from the ability to face adversity without losing one’s integrity and grace.