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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

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

 

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

 

ACADEMIC OR PROFESSIONAL HONORS, PRIZES, AND AWARDS

AWARDS

May, 11, 2017 Prism Award. This award is given to a nurse that supports the work of  nurses in clinical practice, shining light on the work of others. Awarded by Einstein Healthcare Network during National Nurses’ Week.

 

May, 26, 2016 Linda Cronenwett award. This award is named in honor of Dr. Linda Cronenwett, for her dedicated contributions to the quality and safety education in the nursing community. The Linda Cronenwett QSEN Leadership Award honors an emerging leader in the field of quality and safety education who demonstrates significant contributions to the education of nurses or student nurses through exemplary vision, influence, critical thinking, communication and role modeling.

 

July 16, 2015  Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s

Foundation VNF Alumni of the Year Award 2015.  Each year, the award is given to an outstanding alumni from the prior year. It was awarded in recognition of the impact made through the creation of an unfolding case study designed to teach nurses and nursing students about care for patients with Parkinson’s disease. The teaching strategy is published on the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses website where it is available to nurse educators across the country. The award was in recognition for work which has far reaching effects for nurses nationwide providing exposure to Parkinson’s disease nursing care.

 

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. This prestigious award is given to recognize outstanding educators at colleges and universities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It is provided by the Lindback Foundation. Awarded at La Salle University Commencement

 

2007                American Association of Critical Care Nurses: Critical Care Registered Nurse  Certification Award 20-years

 

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK

 

PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES

 

BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS

Text Book Chapter

Altmiller, G.  (July 2018).  Interdisciplinary Teamwork and Collaboration Chapter 8.  In P. Kelly, C McAuliffe, & B. Vottero (editors) Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, 2nd edition.  New York, NY: Springer

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., Deal, B., Ebersole, N., Flexner, R., Jordan, J., Jowell, V., Norris, T., Risetter, M., Schuler, M., Szymanski, K., Vottero, B., Walker, D. (September 2018). Constructive feedback teaching strategy: A multi-site study of its effectiveness. Nursing Education Perspectives Special Summit 2018 Issue on Educational Research Collaborations. 

Sauer, S. & Altmiller, G. (2018). Colostrum swabbing as an infection prevention strategy: A retrospective study. International Journal of Human Caring, (22)1.

Altmiller, G, & Armstrong, G. 2018). NLN partners with QSEN to conduct a national faculty survey: Results shed light on state of QSEN integration in pre-licensure nursing programs. Nursing Education Perspectives.

Altmiller, G. & Armstrong, G. (2017).  National QSEN faculty survey results.  Nurse Educator QSEN Supplement, 42(5S) 53-57.  Impact factor: 1.372

Altmiller, G.  (July 2017).  Interdisciplinary Teamwork and Collaboration Chapter 8.  In P. Kelly, C McAuliffe, & B. Vottero (editors) Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, 2nd edition.  New York, NY: Springer

Altmiller, G. (2017). Content validation of a QSEN based clinical evaluation instrument. Nurse Educator, 42(1). 23-27. Impact factor: 1.372

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

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

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.

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.

 

REFEREED BLIND REVIEW THEORY PUBLICATIONS

Altmiller, G. (2018). QSEN and Nursing Education: Establishing Frameworks for QSEN Integration. Nurse Educator. (43)5.

Altmiller, G. (2018). QSEN and nursing education: Medication Reconciliation. Nurse Educator. (43)3, 111.

Reeves, T., Morrison, D., Altmiller, G. (2017). Creation of a vascular access preservation program with ultrasound: Clinical nurses changing practice and improving outcomes. American Journal of Nursing, 117(12), 42-50.  

Eymard, A., & Altmiller, G. (2016) Teaching Nursing Students the Importance of Treatment Fidelity in Intervention Research: Students as Interventionists. Journal of Nursing Education, 55(5), 288-91.

Altmiller, G.  (2016).  Strategies for providing constructive feedback to students.  Nurse Educator, 41(3), 118-9.

Hurwitz, B., Brown, J., & Altmiller, G.  (2015).  Improving pediatric temperature  measurement in the ED.   American Journal of Nursing, 115(9), 48-55.

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

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

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.

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.

Ehrmann, G.  (2005).  Managing the aggressive nursing student.  Nurse Educator, 30(3), 98

 

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/

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

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

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

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

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

 

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.

.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.

 

RECENT REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

May 31, 2018  Altmiller, G., Deal, B., Ebersole, N., Flexner, R., Jordan, J., Jowell, V., Norris, T., Risetter, M., Schuler, M., Szymanski, K., Vottero, B., Walker, D. Constructive feedback teaching strategy: A multi-site study of its effectiveness. Podium presentation. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) International Forum, Bonita Springs, Florida.

April 19, 2018 Content Validation of a Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Based Clinical Evaluation Instrument. Nursing Education Research Conference, Washington, DC

April 19, 2018 The 2017 National QSEN Faculty Assessment: Findings and  Implications for Nursing Education. Nursing Education Research  Conference, Washington, DC

March 21, 2018 Strategies For Integrating the QSEN Competencies into Nursing Orientation and Continuing Education. American Nurses Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida

October 28, 2017 Framing Constructive Feedback with the QSEN Competencies:  Strategies for Educators, Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Convention   Indianapolis, Indiana

Sept 16, 2017  Infusing QSEN into the Curriculum: Strategies for Educators  National League for Nursing Summit, San Diego, California

May 30, 2017  Using Unfolding Case Studies to Teach the QSEN Competencies. QSEN International Forum, Chicago Illinois. .5 contact hour.

Oct 13, 2016 Teamwork and Collaboration: Developing Skills that Advance Evidence-based Practice (EBP) to Improve Quality and Safety in Patient Care.   NJ State Nurses Association and Institute for Nursing Annual Convention, Atlantic City, NJ. 1 contact hour.

May 26, 2016  Using QSEN Competencies as a Framework for Delivering Constructive Feedback. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum, Antonio, Texas.  .5 contact hour.

May 26, 2016 QSEN: The Framework for Nurse Residency Programs. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum, San Antonio, Texas.  .5 contact hour.

Nov 20, 2015   Strategies for Providing Constructive Feedback to Students.  AACN  Baccalaureate Education Conference, Buena Vista, Florida.  1.0 contact hour.

May 27, 2015  Confronting Incivility: A Skill to Support Quality and Safety. Quality  and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum, San Diego, California. .5 contact hour.

 

PUBLISHED DISSERTATION

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

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

June 7, 2018 Infusing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses into Your Curriculum: Faculty Workshop. Central Ohio Technical College, Columbus, Ohio.

May 31, 2018 Implementation of QSEN Competencies. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum, Bonita Springs, Florida.

May 31, 2018 Teaching Strategies to Implement QSEN in Classroom and Clinical  Learning. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum, Bonita Springs, Florida.

May 30, 2018 Report of the 2017 National QSEN Faculty Survey. Special Session. With Gail Armstrong. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum, Bonita Springs, Florida.

May 21, 2018  Infusing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses into Your Curriculum: Faculty Workshop. UT Health Science Center College

April 23 & 24, 2018 Strategies for Classroom and Clinical Teaching that Support the QSEN Competencies: concurrent session. ATI Nurse Educators’ Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah. 1.2 contact hours.

April 9, 2018 Integrating Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) into Learning: Strategies for Educators. Pennsylvania Nursing League, Reading Hospital School of Nursing, Pennsylvania 1.5 Contact Hour

April 6, 2018 Integrating Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) into Student Learning: Faculty Workshop. Baptist Health College, Little Rock Arkansas 5 Contact hours

March 27, 2018 Competency-Based Performance Evaluation in Perioperative Care.  AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana.

March 27, 2018 Integrating Quality and Safety Competencies into Perioperative Care: Strategies for Orientation, Continuing Education, and Classroom Learning. AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana.

March 26, 2018 Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback Using the QSEN Competencies as a Framework: Deterring Incivility and Supporting Quality and Safety. AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana.

January 4, 2018 Strategies to Provide Constructive Feedback to Students Using the QSEN Competencies as a Framework: Deterring Incivility and Supporting Quality and Safety: concurrent session. Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1.2 contact hours.

January 3, 2018 Integrating QSEN Across the Curriculum:  Teaching Strategies for Classroom and Clinical Learning:  Pre-conference Workshop. Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 3.5 contact hours. Live with simultaneous national webinar.

November 18, 2017 Strategies to Provide Constructive Feedback to Students: A Skill to Support Quality and Safety:  Concurrent Session, OADN Nurse Educator Conference, Scottsdale Arizona. 1.2 contact hour.

November 17, 2017 Integrating QSEN Across the Curriculum:  Teaching Strategies for Classroom and Clinical: Keynote Session, OADN Nurse Educator Conference, Scottsdale Arizona. 1 contact hour.

November 16, 2017 Integrating the QSEN Competencies in Nursing Curricula:  Strategies that Impact Student Learning: Plenary Session, American Association of Colleges of Nursing Nurse Educator Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. 1.2 contact hours.

October 19, 2017 Aligning Our Values With Our Work: Collaborating to Build Evidence-based Practice: general session. Chester County Hospital Annual Nursing Retreat, Chester County, PA. 1 contact hour.

August 3, 2017 QSEN in Clinical Teaching: 6 Competencies for Higher Level  Learning. Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Education Conference.  Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1.2 contact hours.

June 13, 2017 Aligning Our Values With Our Work to Build an Evidence-based Practice. Philadelphia Magnet Conference, Keynote Speaker, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1 contact hour.

May 30, 2017 Teaching Strategies to Implement QSEN in Classroom and Clinical Learning. Quality and Safety Education For Nurses National Forum, Chicago, Illinois. 1.5 contact hours. 

April 21, 2017 Integrating QSEN Across the Curriculum Workshop:  Teaching Strategies for Classroom and Clinical. University of Texas at Tyler, Texas. Full day workshop for 88 nurse educators, 6 contact hours.

April 4, 2017    Aligning Our Values with Our Work: Quality and Safety Education for Nurse (QSEN). Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses Global Surgical Conference & Expo. Boston, Mass 1.2 contact hours.

April 4, 2017    Crossing the Red Line with QSEN. Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses Global Surgical Conference & Expo. Boston, Mass 1.2 contact hours.

March l8, 2017 Strategies to Provide Constructive Feedback to Students: A Skill to Support Quality and Safety. Elsevier Faculty Development Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. 1.2 contact hours.

March 16, 2017 Integrating QSEN Across the Curriculum:  Teaching Strategies for Classroom and Clinical. Elsevier Faculty Development Conference Preconference Workshop. Las Vegas, Nevada. 3.5 contact hours. 

January 31, 2017 Webinar: Aligning Your Organization with QSEN to Target Quality and Safety. Nursing Service Organization, 1 contact hour.

January 16, 2017 Integrating QSEN into Classroom and Clinical student learning.  Infusing Quality and Safety Education into Your Curriculum: A  Workshop sponsored by funding from the Agency for Healthcare  Research and Quality. The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ.  2.5 contact hours. 

Nov 18, 2016   Integration Strategies for QSEN in Classroom & Clinical learning.  AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, Anaheim, California   1 contact hour. 

October 1, 2016 Giving and receiving constructive feedback: A Skill to Support Quality and Safety. Alaska American Nurses Association Annual Conference, Anchorage, Alaska. 1.2 contact hours.

Sept 30, 2016 Teamwork and Collaboration: Developing Skills that Advance Evidence-based Practice and Nursing Research to Improve Quality and Safety in Patient Care. Alaska American Nurses Association Annual Conference, Anchorage, Alaska. 1.2 Contact hours.

Sept 20, 2016 Innovative Teaching Strategies to Embed QSEN into Student Learning.  AACN Webinar. 1 contact hour.

July 14, 2016 Edmund J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program Webinar. Disparities and Safety in Parkinson’s Disease. 1-hour Webinar with TCNJ 2016 graduate Josh Limon also presenting. 1 contact hour awarded. 240 countries represented by registration for this webinar. 

June 7, 2016 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses 1 Day Workshop for Nurse Educators.  The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ (5 contact hours) 

June 2, 2016 QSEN Workshop.  24th Annual Nurse Educators Conference: St. Anselm, Cape Cod, MA. 2.5 contact hours. 

May 25, 2016 The QSEN Opportunity.  Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum, San Antonio, Texas. 0.5 contact hours

May 25, 2016  QSEN 101: An Introduction to QSEN. Quality and Safety Education For Nurses National Forum, San Antonio, Texas. 1.5 contact hours. 

May 18-19, 2016   Keynote & Endnote: Quality and Safety in Nursing Education: An Introduction to the Knowledge Skills, and Attitudes.  Kentucky League of Nursing. Louisville, KY.  5.5 contact hours 

May 12, 2016  A Culture of Safety: Developing Skills that Advance Evidence-based Practice and Nursing Research to Improve Quality and Safety in Patient Care. Einstein Healthcare Network: 2nd Annual Shared Governance

Leadership Summit.

 April 22, 2016  Keynote: Nursing Research: The Gateway to Quality and Safety. Annual Collaborative Research and Evidence-based Practice Conference developed by York College and 3 local Health Systems.

York, Pennsylvania. 1 contact hour.

January 12, 2016 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses 1 Day Workshop for Nurse Educators.  The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ. 5 contact hours 

January 4, 2016 Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback: Communication Strategies for Educators.  Elsevier Faculty Development Institution Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.  1.2 contact hours

January 4, 2016 Evidence Based Practice: Interactive Teaching Strategies to Help Students Understand.  Elsevier Faculty Development Institution Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.  1.2 contact hours

 

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)

 

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

 

EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARD

Nurse Educator

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

 

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 to Present  Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist Board Certification

Basic Life Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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