Sylvain “Syl” Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP, FAAN, FAONL
Sylvain “Syl” Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP, FAAN, FAONL

System Chief Nursing Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health ‘Providence’

Sylvain “Syl” Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP, FAAN, FAONL is the System Chief Nursing Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health ‘Providence’. In this position he serves as the voice for nursing at the most senior executive level, representing nursing practice for 48 thousand nurses in 52 hospitals, 1085 clinics, in seven states.


Dr. Trepanier is a seasoned nurse executive with healthcare system experience in executive leadership, organizational transformation, and system standardization. Dr. Trepanier is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Organization of Nursing Leadership (AONL). He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Montreal Canada and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC), Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing.


In addition to his duties as a System Chief Nursing Executive, he serves as Providence co-chair for the workforce council. He is also an assistant professor for TTUHSC in the Masters in Nursing Administration program. He is a member of two Nursing Journal’s Advisory Boards (Nurse Leader and Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing). He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Institute of Human Caring, and is one of three appointed nurse leaders serving on the American Hospital Association’s, Clinical Leadership Committee.