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John J. Nance, a native Texan who grew up in Dallas, holds a Bachelor's Degree from Southern Methodist University (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).
Mr. Nance has piloted a wide variety of jet aircraft and has logged over 13,000 hours of flight time in his commercial airline and Air Force careers. He flies his own aircraft, he was a veteran Boeing 737 Captain for Alaska Airlines, and is an internationally recognized air safety analyst and advocate. Television audiences best know him as Aviation Analyst for ABC World News and Aviation Editor for Good Morning America.
John Nance 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 been listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who Among Emerging Leaders in America.
Mr. Nance is also the nationally known author of 19 major books and 5 non-fictions: Splash of Colors, Blind Trust, On Shaky Ground, and What Goes Up, all published by William Morrow, and Golden Boy (Eakin Press, 2003). His 13 fiction bestsellers including Blackout (2000),Headwind (2001),Turbulenc (2002), and Skyhook(2003), published by Putnam, and Fire Flight (2003) and Saving Cascadia (2005), published by Simon & Schuster. Pandora's Clock and Medusa's Child both aired as major, successful two-part mini-series on television.
John Nance is also the author of a major new book for American Healthcare entitled Why Hospitals Should Fly (SecondRiver Healthcare Press, 2009). The book, which is in a fictional format but highly accurate, has won the prestigious "Book of the Year" award for 2009 by the American College of Healthcare Executives.
John 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. He is a pioneering and well-known advocate of using the lessons from the recent revolution in aviation safety to revolutionize the patient safety performance of hospitals, doctors, nurses, and all of healthcare.
John Nance is a founding board member of the national Patient Safety Foundation. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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