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GERRY ALTMILLER (EHRMANN), EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC

EDUCATION

WIDENER UNIVERSITY   Chester, PA

EdD 2008, Higher Education Leadership

 

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY  Philadelphia, PA 2010 Post Master’s Education

250 clinical hours of Clinical Nurse Specialist Education

 

WIDENER UNIVERSITY   Chester, PA

MSN  1997, Major:  Critical Care, Emergency, Trauma

 

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY,  Philadelphia, PA BSN 1990

 

OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL OF NURSING, Camden, NJ ADN 1985

 

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING POSITION

 

THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

2000 Pennington Road, Ewing Township NJ

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NURSING January 2015 to present

  • Course Instruction for undergraduate nursing courses
  • Course Coordinator for undergraduate nursing courses
  • Evaluation of student performance

CLINICAL PRACTICE POSITION

 

ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER

Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA   l9l41

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST CONSULTANT January 2011 to present

  • Provide education services and support continuing education
  • Assist with evidence-based practice projects
  • Facilitate submission of publications and presentations
  • Participate in shared governance meetings

 

PREVIOUS TEACHING AND CLINICAL PRACTICE POSITIONS

 

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

1900 Olney Ave., Philadelphia, PA   19141

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NURSING August 2013 to December 2014

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NURSING August 2003 to 2013

  • Course Instruction for graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Course Coordinator for several undergraduate courses
  • Clinical instruction to undergraduate students
  • Evaluation of student performance
  • Personal and professional counseling

 

DREXEL UNIVERSITY

245 North 15th St., Philadelphia, PA

NCLEX REVIEW INSTRUCTOR December 2003 to June 2009

  • Provide review for pre-licensure nurses preparing for NCLEX

 

OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL OF NURSING

1565 Vesper Blvd., Camden, NJ   08103

NURSING INSTRUCTOR January 4, 1999 to May 2003

  • Course Coordinator
  • Classroom Lectures, Topic: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Clinical instruction to level II nursing students
  • Evaluation of student performance and personal and professional counseling

 

OUR LADY OF LOURDES MEDICAL CENTER

1600 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ   08103

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST-PER DIEM August l999 to February 2010

  • Manage projects assigned by VP for Patient Care Services related to policy revision, investigational studies within the Medical Center, and implementation of tools to evaluate competency of staff and assist with efficient patient care delivery. Provide instruction in critical care course

 

STAFF NURSE ICU/CCU-PER DIEM January l999-2004

  • Provide care to critically ill patients

 

GRANT WRITING May-July 2001

  • Assisted in writing grant proposal awarded from Healthcare Insurance Corporation, Princeton, NJ. The funds received from the grant were used for risk-management purposes

 

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST June-August l999

 

  • Provided educational support for telemetry unit
  • Provided organizational support for new management team
  • Assisted with orientation of new employees

 

CARE MANAGER, ICU  April 1996 to November 1998

  • Provide leadership to staff members
  • Coordinate orientation for all new employees
  • Complete annual evaluations for staff members
  • Coordinate educational activities and presentations for staff members
  • Coordinate staff scheduling for 11 bed unit

STAFF NURSE, ICU/CCU   January 1986 to March 1996

  • Provide nursing care to critically ill patients
  • Provide preceptorship to new staff members
  • Charge nurse responsibilities

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

Pennsylvania Registered Nurse #RN294421L New Jersey Registered Nurse #26NO08657700

New Jersey Clinical Nurse Specialist:  Advance Practice Nurse with Prescriptive Authority: Critical Care #26NC-8657700

 

TEACHING

COURSE ASSIGNMENTS WHILE AT THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM TEACHING

  • NURS 330 Caring in Adult/Elderly Health I
  • NURS 334 Caring in Adult/Elderly Heath Clinical Practice

 

COURSE ASSIGNMENTS WHILE AT LA SALLE UNIVERSITY DOCTORAL PROGRAM TEACHING

  • NUR 705 Patient Safety and Healthcare Outcomes

 

GRADUATE PROGRAM TEACHING

  • NUR 608 Population Based Nursing Care
  • NUR 620 Nursing Care of Adults in Health and Illness
  • NUR 621 Nursing Care of Adults in Health and Illness
  • NUR 625 Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical Practice
  • NUR 626 Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical Practice

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM TEACHING

  • NUR 417 Nursing Seminar
  • NUR 416 Acute Care Nursing; Course Coordinator
  • NUR 412 Care of the Adult with Chronic Illness; Course Coordinator
  • NUR 307 Fundamentals of Nursing; Course Coordinator
  • NUR 305 Clinical for Nursing Assessment Course

 

COMMITTEE WORK AT TCNJ

School

School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Faculty Committee  January 2015-present

 

Program

Undergraduate Nursing Committee  January 2015-present

 

College

Master Planning Committee  January 2015-present

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK

 

PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES

 

BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS

Text Book Chapter

Altmiller, G. (March 2014). Interdisciplinary Teamwork and Collaboration. In P. Kelly, C McAuliffe, & B. Votto (editors) Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses.  New York, NY: Springer

Exemplar

Altmiller, G. (2010). Promoting safety by influencing new-to-practice nurses. Exemplar Patti Rager Zuzelo The clinical nurse specialist handbook, 2nd ed., 319-322 Sudbury, MA:  Jones and Bartlett.

Exemplar

Wieland, D., Altmiller, G., Dorr, M. & Wolf, Z. (2010). Clinical transition of baccalaureate nursing students during preceptored pregraduation practicum. In A. Meleis, Transitions theory: Middle range and situation specific theories in research and practice. Chapter 6. Situational Transitions: Education, Section 6.2. New York, NY: Springer.

 

REFEREED BLIND REVIEW RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Altmiller, G.  (2012).  Student perceptions of incivility in nursing education: Implications for educators.  Nursing Education Perspectives 33(1), 15-20.

Publication of Dissertation Study  Acceptance Rate: 29%

 

Wolf, Z. R., Altmiller, G., & Bicknell, P. (2011) Development and testing of the patient safety test.  Nurse Educator, 36(5), 187-191.  Acceptance Rate 20%

 

Wolf, Z. R., Hicks, R. W., Altmiller, G., & Bicknell, P. (2009). Nursing student medication errors involving tubing and catheters: A descriptive study. Nurse Education Today, 29, 681-688.   Acceptance Rate 25%

 

Wieland, D., Altmiller, G., Dorr, M., & Wolf, Z. R. (2007) Clinical transition of baccalaureate nursing students during preceptored, pregraduation practicums. Nursing Education Perspectives, 28(6), 315-321.                                 Acceptance Rate 29%

 

REFEREED BLIND REVIEW THEORY PUBLICATIONS

Altmiller, G. (2013) Application of the QSEN Competencies in Orthopaedic Nursing: Implications for preceptors.  Orthopaedic Nursing,32(2), 98-103. Acceptance Rate 30%

Altmiller G. (2011).  Teaching clinical nurse specialist students to resolve conflict: Strategies that promote effective communication and teamwork.  Clinical Nurse Specialist, 25(5), 260-2. Acceptance Rate 12%

Altmiller, G. (2011). Quality and safety education for nurses (QSEN) competencies and the clinical nurse specialist role: Implications for preceptors. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 25(1), 28-32.  Acceptance Rate 12%

Ehrmann, G.  (2005).  Managing the aggressive nursing student.  Nurse Educator, 30(3), 98-    Acceptance Rate 20%

 

EDITOR REVIEWED THEORY PUBLICATIONS

Altmiller G. (September, 2012). The role of constructive feedback in patient safety and continuous quality improvement.  Nursing Clinics of North America, 47(3). 365-74. Solicited by guest editors

 

REFEREED BLIND REVIEW WEB BASED PUBLICATIONS

Altmiller, G. (2015).  Unfolding Case Study: Applying the QSEN Competencies to the Care of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Quality and Safety Education for

Nurses Teaching Strategyhttp://qsen.org/unfolding-case-study-applying-the- qsen-competencies-to-the-care-of-patients-with-parkinsons-disease/ Acceptance Rate 34%

 

Altmiller, G. (2012).  Teamwork and Collaboration:  Teaching strategies to manage challenging communications.  Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Teaching Strategyhttp://qsen.org/teachingstrategies   Acceptance Rate 34%

 

Altmiller, G. (2010).  Quality and safety in nursing education: An introduction to the competencies and knowledge skills and attitudes.  Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Teaching Strategyhttp://qsen.org/teachingstrategies  Acceptance Rate 34%

 

Altmiller, G.  (2010).  Reframing constructive criticism using reflection based on QSEN competencies.  Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Teaching Strategy. http://qsen.org/teachingstrategies   Acceptance Rate 34%

 

Altmiller, G.  (2008).  Peri-operative nursing: An unfolding case study.  Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Teaching Strategy. http://qsen.org/teachingstrategies Acceptance Rate 34%

 

Altmiller, G. (2008). Pancreatitis unfolding case.  Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Teaching Strategyhttp://qsen.org/teachingstrategies  Acceptance Rate 34%

 

REFEREED BLIND REVIEW ABSTRACT PUBLICATIONS

Altmiller, G.  (2013).  Abstract: Teaching clinical nurse specialist students to resolve conflict: Strategies that promote effective communication and teamwork. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 27(2), E26.

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Altmiller, G.  (2013).  Abstract: Giving and receiving constructive feedback: The role of preceptors in developing this skill.  Clinical Nurse Specialist, 27(2), E50.

 

Altmiller, G. (2011).  Abstract:  Quality and safety education for nurses and clinical nurse specialist practice.  Clinical Nurse Specialist, 25(2), 91.

 

Altmiller, G. (2011).  Abstract:  Teaching new registered nurse graduates how to shield themselves from lateral violence.  Clinical Nurse Specialist 25(2), 92.

 

Ehrmann, G.  (2006). Abstract:  Culture of the month. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 20(2), 88.

 

 

PUBLISHED DISSERTATION

Altmiller, G. (2008). Incivility in nursing education: Student perceptions. Widener University). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, Publication 3313308, ID # 304821190.

 

INVITED PUBLICATIONS

Altmiller, G. (April 2011).  Communication and Teamwork.  National Council of State Boards of Nursing: Transition to Practice Program learning module. This learning module was developed for implementation as a national program for new- to-practice nurses.  It was commissioned by the National Council that oversees licensing for all nurses in the United States.  This initiative is a national education program to be mandated for nursing licensure renewal.  The program consists of seven modules authored by experts in their field. I was recruited as an expert in teamwork and communication.  This project entailed creating educational content that includes interactive exercises and a web-based examination for participants.

 

Altmiller, G. & Gurten, L. (2009). The moral dilemma of cultural competence.

 

Pennsylvania Nurse, 64(3), 20-21      (graduate student co-author)

 

Ehrmann, G.  (2003).  Eighth-graders spend a week in nurses’ shoes, Nursing Spectrum, 15A (22), 11.

 

Ehrmann, G.  (2001).  The entry level debate.  Advance for Nursing, 3(25), 7

 

Ehrmann, G., & Pyle, D.  (1999).  Humor & health: Funny you should ask.  Advance for Nurses, 1(15), 18.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

REFEREED BLIND PEER REVIEWED PAPER PRESENTATIONS

May 28, 2014         Teamwork and Collaboration: Teaching Students Strategies to Manage Challenging Communications. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum, Baltimore, MD

 

May 31, 2013          A Pilot School’s Journey: Where We Were; Where We Are Six Years Later.  Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum.  Atlanta, Georgia.  With Patricia Bicknell, EdD, APRN

 

May 30, 2013          The Role of Constructive Feedback in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: Teaching Strategies to Help Students Appreciate Its Value. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National

Forum.  Atlanta, Georgia

 

March 7, 2013         Teaching Clinical Nurse Specialist Students to Resolve Conflict: Strategies that Promote Effective Communication and Teamwork. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

 

March 7, 2013         Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback: The Role of Preceptors in Developing this Skill. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

 

May 31, 2012          Graduate Education and the QSEN Competencies:  The Role of Preceptors.  Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum.  Tucson, Arizona

 

June 2, 2011           Using Unfolding Case Studies to Teach QSEN Competencies.  Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

March 11, 2011         Quality and Safety Education for Nurses and the CNS Role.  National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

 

March 10, 2011        Teaching New RN Graduates How to Shield Themselves from Lateral Violence.  National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

 

November 19, 2010   Educational Interventions to Develop Patient-centered Caring Behaviors during the Senior Nursing Student Experience. University of Pennsylvania’s 7th Annual Patient Safety Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

June 4, 2010             Dissemination of QSEN Competencies across an Undergraduate Curriculum.  QSEN National Forum, Westminster, Colorado.  With P. Bicknell.

 

October 16, 2009      Teaching New RN Graduates How to Shield Themselves from Lateral Violence:  A Research Study.  University of Pennsylvania 6th Annual Patient Safety Conference, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

REFEREED BLIND PEER REVIEWED POSTER PRESENTATIONS

May 24, 2013              Evidence Based Practice Yields Practice Change in Emergency Department.  Einstein Healthcare Network Annual Research Day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  With staff RNs Beth Hurwitz, RN, BSN & Joanne Brown, RN.

May 24, 2013              ESI Level 5 Triage Competency in the Emergency Department.  Einstein Healthcare Network Annual Research Day,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  With staff RNs Beth Hurwitz, RN, BSN  & Joanne Brown, RN.

May 31, 2012              Teaching Nursing Students to Resolve Conflict:  Strategies That Promote Effective Communication and Teamwork. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum, Tucson, Arizona.

June 2, 2011               Gathering Resources to Implement the QSEN Competencies.  Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

June 3, 2010               Teaching New RN Graduates How to Shield Themselves from Lateral Violence:  A Research Study.  QSEN National Forum, Westminster, Colorado.

March, 14-16, 2006      Culture of the Month.  National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

 

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

Upcoming Presentations

October 15, 2015     Quality and Safety in Nursing Education: An Introduction to the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes. Oregon Council of ADN and PN Educators.

April 6, 2015            Delivering Constructive Feedback in the Classroom and Clinical: Communicating with Compassion. Drexel University School of Nursing. Faculty presentation.

March 26, 2015        Delivering and Receiving Constructive Feedback: An Essential for Personal Development. Drexel University School of Nursing.  Student presentation.

February 26, 2015    Delivering Constructive Feedback in the Classroom and Clinical: Communicating with Compassion. Jefferson School of Nursing.

January 9, 2015       Delivering Constructive Feedback in the Classroom and Clinical: Communicating with Compassion. Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA (2.0 Contact Hours)

January 6, 2015       Endnote address: Strategies to Implement the QSEN Competencies into the Classroom and Clinical Experience. Elsevier Faculty Development Institution Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona. (1.5 contact hours)

January 5 2015        Demystifying Evidence Based Practice: Strategies for Teaching.  Elsevier Faculty Development Institution Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona. (1.2 contact hours)

December 10, 2014  Delivering Constructive Feedback in the Classroom and Clinical: Communicating with Compassion. York College of Pennsylvania (3.0 Contact Hours)

October 8, 2014       Students’ Perceptions of Incivility in Nursing Education: Implications for Educators. Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing Schools Association (PHENSA), Harrisburg, PA (1.5 Contact Hours)

August 7,2014         Keynote Address: Delivering Constructive Feedback in the Classroom: Communicating with Compassion. Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, Lancaster, PA

May 27, 2014          QSEN 101. Preconference. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum, Baltimore, MD

March 25, 2014        Evidence-Based Practice: A Gateway to Quality Improvement.  Bayhealth 7th Annual Nursing Research Conference. Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover, Delaware (1.5 Contact Hours).

March 7, 2014         Student Perceptions of Incivility in Nursing: Implications for Educators.  Eastern Pennsylvania Nursing Consortium, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. (1.5 Contact Hours).

January 4, 2014       Teaching Students to Manage Difficult Interactions and Resolve Conflict: Strategies That Promote Effective Communication and Teamwork.  Elsevier Faculty Development Institute Conference, Las Vegas, NV.  Live and with simultaneous national webinar. (1 Contact Hour).

January 4, 2014       Integrating QSEN Across the Curriculum: Strategies for Infusion.  Elsevier Faculty Development Institute Conference, Las Vegas, NV. (1 Contact Hour).

April, 17, 2013         Anesthesia Safety Program.  Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Einstein Health Network.

January 4, 2013       Strategies to Infuse the QSEN Competencies into Classroom and Clinical Teaching. Elsevier Faculty Development Institute Conference, Las Vegas, NV.  Live and with simultaneous national webinar (1.5 Contact Hours).

January 4, 2013       Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback: A Skill to Support Quality and Safety.  Elsevier Faculty Development Institute Conference, Las Vegas, NV.  (1.5 Contact Hours).

September 28, 2012 Quality and Safety in Nursing Education: An Introduction to the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes. American Nephrology Nurses Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

September 14, 2012 Quality and Safety in Nursing Education: An Introduction to the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes.  Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association 2012 Clinical Practice Forum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

June 4, 2012           Quality and Safety Education for Nurses.  Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing, New Jersey.

May 15, 2012          Incivility in Nursing Education:  Identifying the problem and Implementing Strategies to Address it.  College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, (3.3 Contact Hours).

May 14, 2012          Quality and Safety Education for Nurses.  College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, (5.5 Contact Hours).

April, 2012              Anesthesia Safety Program. Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Montgomery Hospital.

January 12, 2012     Quality and Safety Education for Nurses.  Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kansas.  (5.5 Contact Hours).

December 9, 2011    Quality and Safety Education for Nurses.  Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana.  (5.5 Contact Hours).

November l8, 2011   Quality and Safety Education for Nurses.  Nursing Organizations Alliance 2011 Fall Summit. Miami Florida

May 24, 2011           Quality and Safety Education for Nurses:  An Introduction to the Competencies.  Brookdale Community College. Lincroft, New Jersey.

April 13, 2011          Understanding Patient Safety:  A Seminar for Graduate Nursing Students,  Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Montgomery Hospital. (5 Contact Hours).

January 5, 2011       Gathering Resources and Disseminating Quality and Safety to faculty.  Mosby Faculty Development Institute Conference, Orlando Florida.  (1.5 Contact Hours).

January 3, 2011       Preconference:  Quality and Safety Education in Nursing: Where is the Evidence?  Mosby Faculty Development Institute Conference, Orlando Florida.  (4 Contact Hours) with Gwen Sherwood.

September 23, 2010 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses:  An introduction to the Competencies and the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes. Elsevier On- line Webinar (113 in attendance).

August l9, 2010       Quality and Safety:  Necessities for Nurses. Modesto Junior College, Modesto, California

April 7, 14, 16, &     Lateral Violence: Unit Based Education.  Hospital of the University of

20, 2010             Pennsylvania Presentation:  (1Contact hour Awarded)

October 15, 2009     Pre-conference: Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN): Infusing QSEN  Competencies into the Curriculum.   University of Pennsylvania 6th Annual Patient Safety Conference. Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

December 9, 2008    Lateral Violence.  Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey. (.5 Contact hours awarded)

October 17, 2008     Lateral Violence; A Research Study.  Fourth Annual Research Conference at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey.

June 22-25, 2008     Mitigating Risk: Infusing Safety Across the Curriculum. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Collaborative Project Team Presentation, Charlotte, North Carolina.  with Zane Wolf and Patricia Bicknell.

 

CONSULTING

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

Consultant June 2009 to present

  • Provide faculty education focused on implementing Institute of Medicine/Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies in nursing education curriculums

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Institute at Case Western Reserve University June 2012 to present

 

INVITED MEMBER

July 14-19 2014 Health Professions Educators Summer Symposium sponsored by Dartmouth College. How Can We Be Catalysts for Teaching Improvement in Health Care? Lake Morey, Vermont.

July 14-19, 2013 Health Professions Educators Summer Symposium sponsored by Dartmouth College.  What Are the Core. What are our Values for Doing and Teaching Improvement in Health Care?  Lake Morey, Vermont.

 

 

PRECEPTOR

Spring 2014 Lauren Teal, Drexel University Masters in Nursing Education Spring 2012 Marsha Watts, Drexel University Masters in Nursing Education Summer 2011 Cathy Razzi, La Salle University Masters in Nursing Education Spring 2010 Nicole Butler, La Salle University Masters in Nursing Education

 

EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARD

PADONA Journal, Journal of the Pennsylvania Association Directors of Nursing Administration/Long Term Care Pennsylvania

 

SCHOLARLY JOURNAL REVIEWER

Manuscript reviewer for Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare August 2013 to present Manuscript reviewer for Critical Care Nurse, October 2012 to present

Manuscript reviewer for Journal of Advanced Nursing March 2012 to present

 

Manuscript reviewer for Clinical Nurse Specialist: The International Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, January 2012 to present

Manuscript reviewer for Nursing Education Perspectives, June 2008 to present Teaching Website Reviewer for Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

Collaboration September 2009 to present

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEWER

Quality and Safety: Core Competencies for Quality Care (2011) by Amer, K. Fundamentals of Nursing. (2011) by Craven, R., Hirnle, C., & Jensen, S.

CONFERENCE ABSTRACT REVIEWER

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015 National Forum National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist 2012 & 2013 Annual Conference

 

CONTENT EXPERT REVIEWER

July 2014         Jordan Hopchick Instrument Review Candidate for DNP

June 2014        Evidence Based Knowledge Assessment in Nursing (EKAN) Grant: Amy Grant, Indiana University

April 2014       Teamwork and Collaboration Behavior Observation Tool: Mary Dolansky, Case Western Reserve University

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Sigma Theta Tau International, member

Sigma Theta Tau International Kappa Delta Chapter, member American Association of Critical Care Nurses, member National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, member

 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

2011 Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist Board Certification

Basic Life Support

 

 

 

AWARDS

June 11, 2014 2014 IBC Foundation Excellence in Geriatric Nursing Education and Practice Award given for excellence in teaching care of elder adults in the Clinical Nurse Specialist Track Courses.

May 18, 2014 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, La Salle University 2007 American Association of Critical Care Nurses: Critical Care Registered Nurse

Certification Award 20-years

 

 

GRANT ACTIVITIES

Einstein Grant

 

 

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award to QSEN:  $1.8 million

February 2009-February 2012: one of 40 consultants nationally, Phase 3.

 

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award to La Salle University: $25,000

July 2006-June 2008; one of three-member team from La Salle University, Phase 2

 

FELLOWSHIP

Fellow, Independence Blue Cross Scholarship Grant for Doctoral Education; September 2006, January 2007, September 2007, January 2008

 

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

3/31/15            Parkinson’s Disease Education 40 Contact hours

8/21/14            Bullying in the Workplace: It harms More than the Bullied .5 Contact hours 8/20/14   Fall Nursing Programs Faculty Development Program 2 Contact hours 7/21/14    Graduate Pharmacology. La Salle University, Philadelphia PA 3 credits 7/19/14      Health Professions Educators’ Summer Symposium. How Can We Be Catalysts for Teaching Improvement in Health Care? 20 Contact hours 6/1/14    Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Annual Forum, 11 Contact hours 5/21/14     Integrating AHRQ Evidence-Based Resources Into Course Curricula 3/27/14  Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) 2 hours

7/14/13            Health Professions Educators’ Summer Symposium. What are our Values for Doing and Teaching Improvement in Health Care? 20 Contact hours

4/9/13              Joining Forces Initiative, 1.5 Contact hours

3/22/13            NLN Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACES) Workshop Innovations in Teaching: An ACES Workshop 6.0 Contact hours

3/8/13              National Associate of Clinical Nurse Specialist: Leading Innovations for Health Care Change, 8.45 Contact hours

11/7/12            NLN Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACES) Workshop Innovations in Teaching: An ACES Workshop 6.0 Contact hours

8/22/12            College Student Retention: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference 5 Contact hours

7/28/12            Institute for Healthcare Improvement Population Health 101 1.5 Contact hours

6/3012             Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum  7.5 Contact hours 4/2012   Institute for Healthcare Improvement Patient Safety Modules 100-106 8.25 Contact hours

4/2012             Institute for Healthcare Improvement Quality Improvement Modules 101-106 9 Contact hours

4/2012             Institute for Healthcare Improvement Leadership Module 101 1.5 Contact hours

1/10/12            Evidence-Based Practice and the Future of Nursing  1.5 Contact hours 1/10/12   Strategies for Stress Reduction, La Salle University  2 Contact hours 6/30/11    Collaboration Online Plus, La Salle University

6/2/11              Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum 9.5 Contact hours 5/18/11 Johanna Briggs Institute Quantatative Systematic Review Workshop 4/22/11  Continuous ST-Segment Monitoring: Protocol for Practice 1 Contact hour 4/6/11  Caring Science: The Disciplinary Foundation of Nursing 1.5 Contact hours

3/24/11            Eastern Nursing Research Society 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions 5.5 Contact hours

3/11/11            CNS: Your Clinical Innovation Expert 5.3 Contact hours 11/19/10   7th Annual Patient Safety Conference 8.25 Contact hours

6/4/10              Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum 10.5 Contact hours 5/510  Patient-Ventilator Dyssynchrony Clinical Significance and Implications for Practice 1 Contact hour

5/5/10              Composite Outcomes of Chronically Critically Ill Patients 4 Months after Hospital Discharge

5/5/10              Positive Effects of a Nursing Intervention on Family-Centered Care in Adult Critical Care 1 Contact hour

5/5/10              Reducing Use of Indwelling Urinary Catheters and Associated Urinary Tract Infections  1 Contact hour

5/4/10              Progressive Mobility in Critical Care Units  1 Contact hour

5/4/10              Surrogate  Consent for Genomics Research in Intensive Care  1 Contact hour 5/4/10   “Edgar Allan Poe The Pit and the Pendulum,” and Ventricular Assist Devices 1 Contact hour

4/29/10            Antibiotic Review 5 Contact hour

4/13/10            Why Civility Matters: Fostering Regard in Nursing Education and Practice 1.5 Contact hours

3/28/10            Impact of Morbidity and Mortality Conferences Analysis of Mortality and Critical Events in Intensive Care practice 1.5 Contact hours

3/28/10            Chlorhexidine, Tooth Brushing, and Preventing Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in Critically Ill Adults  1.5 Contact hours

3/28/10            Current Practice in Airway Management: A Descriptive       Study  1 Contact hour

3/16/10            Preparing for Excellence: Leading the Magnet Transformation 1.5 Contact hours

2/21/10            AACNs Healthy Work Environment Standards  1 Contact hour 1/10/10  Stroke Alert Brain Attack-Think TPA 1Contact hour

8/25/09            Promoting Strategies for a Successful Environment for  Students   4 Contact hours

8/17/09            Unreported Errors in the Intensive Care Unit: A Case Study Way We Work 1 Contact hour

8/17/09            Induced Hypothermia for Patients with Cardiac Arrest: Role Of the Clinical Nurse Specialist 1.5 Contact hours

8/15/09            Tuberculosis: Pathophysiology, Clinical Features, and Diagnosis 1 Contact hour

8/15/09            Evidence-Based Practice Habits: Transforming Research Into Bedside Practice 1.25 Contact hours

8/15/09            Acute Renal Failure and Mechanical Ventilation: Reality or  Myth?  1 Contact hour

7/02/09            Implementation of a Rapid Response Team: A Success Story 1 Contact hour 6/05/09   When the Coagulation Cascade Goes Horribly Wrong (DIC) 1 Contact hour 6/04/09    Fecal Containment in Bedridden Patients  1.5 Contact hours

Previous continuing education available on request

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