Behavioral Health Center

Located At:
1691 Route 9, CN 2025

Toms River, New Jersey 08754

Nicole Powasnick, MSN, RN, CENNicole Powasnick, MSN, RN, CEN
Chief Nursing Officer
RWJBH Behavioral Health Center

Nicole Powasnick, MSN, RN, CEN is the Chief Nursing Officer for the RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Center. In this role, Ms. Powasnick oversees Patient Care Services inclusive of Nursing, Quality and Standards, Education, Infection Control, Social Work, Adjunct Therapy and Outpatient Services.

While dedicating 14 years of her nursing career to emergency nursing, she joined RWJBH at Community Medical Center, Toms River in 2015 as Director of Patient Care for Emergency Services and was promoted to Administrative Director of Emergency Services in 2016. In 2018, she joined the Behavioral Health Center as Vice President of High Reliability, Standards, and Quality, and has been instrumental in developing, implementing and overseeing comprehensive processes aimed to improve our culture of reliability and safety with a laser-focus on strengthening safety measures, reducing errors, enhancing performance excellence, and reducing events of preventable harm to our patients. She carries these achievements forward into her new role and her continuing dedication to improving patient outcomes.

Ms. Powasnick obtained a BSN and MSN with a concentration in Clinical Administration from Kean University. She is a Board Certified Emergency Nurse by the ANCC. She is a member of the Organization of Nurse Leaders, Emergency Nurse Association, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and New Jersey Nurses Association.