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Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC

Professor

2000 Pennington Road, Trenton Hall, Room 205, Ewing, New Jersey 08628

Phone Number: (609) 771-3409 / Fax Number: (609) 637-5159 / Email: altmillg@tcnj.edu

 

About Dr. Gerry Altmiller

Gerry Altmiller is a professor of nursing at The College of New Jersey, a clinical nurse specialist consultant for Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has pioneered the integration of quality and safety competencies in nursing education since 2006 when she served as a faculty leader for one of the 15 pilot schools for the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Collaboration. She currently is a national consultant for QSEN, a member of the QSEN Institute Advisory Board, and director of the QSEN Institute Regional Center at The College of New Jersey. She leads the QSEN Academic Task Force, creating opportunities for its 110 members to network, share ideas, and conduct academic focused research. Dr. Altmiller authored the Teamwork and Communication Module of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s Transition to Practice program and in 2014 she received a Lindback Award for distinguished teaching.  Her work on constructive feedback led to the development, testing, and dissemination of support tools for nurse educators and learning tools for students to view feedback as an opportunity. Dr. Altmiller was co-editor of a special QSEN issue of Nurse Educator and currently serves on the editorial board. Her research focuses on clinical evaluation, QSEN integration, and communication challenges in educational and practice environments.

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

WIDENER UNIVERSITY Chester, PA

EdD 2008, Higher Education Leadership

 

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY Philadelphia, PA

2010 Post Master’s Education – Clinical Nurse Specialist Education

 

WIDENER UNIVERSITY Chester, PA

MSN 1997, Critical Care, Emergency, Trauma

 

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY Philadelphia, PA BSN 1990

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

 

Academic

2015 – present THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

School of Nursing, Health, & Exercise Science Professor of Nursing

Director, Northeast Regional Center, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute

2003 – 2014 LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

School of Nursing

2013 – 2014 Associate Professor

2003 – 2013 Assistant Professor

1999 – 2003 OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL OF NURSING

 

Nursing Instructor

Practice

2011- present ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER

Clinical Nurse Specialist/EBP and Quality Improvement Consultant

1986-2010       OUR LADY OF LOURDES MEDICAL CENTER

1999 – 2010 Clinical Nurse Specialist

1996 – 1998 Care Manager, ICU

1986 – 1996 Staff Nurse, ICU/CCU

 

Honors/Awards

2020 Generating Evidence for Nursing Education Practice Award

Nursing Education Research Conference; Washington, DC. To be presented by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society at conference

2019 Excellence in Nursing Leadership

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Kappa Delta, La Salle University. Given in recognition of Leadership in QSEN work.

2018 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

Inducted as fellow in November. Less than 3000 nurses worldwide hold this distinction. Focus of work has been integration of quality and safety in nursing education with emphasis on constructive feedback support tools for faculty and learning tools for students.

2017 Excellence in Nursing Leadership

Einstein Healthcare Network. Given to a nurse that supports the work of other nurses in clinical practice, shining light on the work of others.

2016 The Linda Cronenwett Leadership Award

QSEN Institute. Named in honor of Dr. Linda Cronenwett, this 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.

2015 Alumni of the Year 2015

Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation. Given in recognition of impactful QSEN work which has far reaching effects for nurses nationwide providing exposure to Parkinson’s disease nursing care.

2014 Excellence in Geriatric Nursing Education and Practice Award

Independence Blue Cross Foundation. Given in recognition for excellence in teaching care of elder adults in the Clinical Nurse Specialist Track Courses.

2014 Lindback Award

Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. Given in recognition of distinguished teaching at La Salle University

2007 Certification Award 20-years

American Association of Critical Care Nurses: Critical Care Registered Nurse

 

Grant Activities

QSEN Based Clinical Evaluations: Leveling Across the Curriculum. The College of New Jersey Nursing Faculty Scholarship Grant: $2,500.00. November 2017-November 2019. 

 

Principal Investigator

Infusing Quality and Safety Education into Your Curriculum. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Dissemination Grant: $32,800.  July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.

 

Principal Investigator

QSEN Implementation in Undergraduate Schools of Nursing programs. The College of New Jersey Nursing Faculty Scholarship Grant: $3,000.00. December 2015-May 2018 Principal Investigator

QSEN Based Clinical Evaluation Tools. The College of New Jersey Nursing Faculty Scholarship Grant: $2,500.00. May 2015-May 2018.

 

Principal Investigator

Turning Matters: An Innovative Technology to Reduce Patient Harm. Albert Einstein Society Award to Einstein Healthcare Network: $40,000.  July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016.

 

Co-Principal Investigator

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 Pilot School Implementation of QSEN Competencies co-Principal Investigator

 

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

 

Professional Certifications

2011 – present Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist: ANCC Board Certification

 

Publications

Books

Text Book Chapter

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

Altmiller, G. (March 2014). Interdisciplinary Teamwork and Collaboration. In P. Kelly, C McAuliffe, & B. Vottero (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.  In Patti Rager Zuzelo, The clinical nurse specialist handbook, 2nd ed., 319-322 Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

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.

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Schuler, M., Latournaeu, R., Altmiller, G., Deal, B., Vottero, B. A., Boyd, T., Ebersole, N. W., Flexner, R., Jordan, J., Jowell, V., McQuiston, L., Norris, T., Risetter, M. J., Szymanski, K., Walker, D. (Accepted for publication 2020). Leadership, teamwork, and collaboration: The lived experience of conducting a multi-site research focused on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies in academia. Nursing Education Perspectives.

Altmiller, G. (Accepted for publication 2020). Perioperative Unfolding Case Study: A Lesson in Quality and Safety. AORN Journal.

Walker, D., Altmiller, G., Hromadik, l., Barkell, N., Barker, N., Boyd, T… Wallace, S. (Accepted for publication for May 2020). Nursing students’ perception of just culture within nursing programs: A multisite study. Nurse Educator, 45(3),

Altmiller, G. (Accepted for publication for January 2020). Teaching quality improvement in prelicensure education. Nurse Educator, 45(1),

Walker, D., Altmiller, G., Barkell, N., Hromodik, L., Toothaker, R. (2019). Development and validation of the just culture assessment tool for nursing education (JCAT-NE). Nurse Educator, 44(5), 261-264.

Altmiller G. (2019). Clinical educator as coach: Supporting staff to meet quality and safety competencies. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 50(5):201-204. doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20190416-05

Altmiller, G. (2019). Content validation of Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) pre-licensure clinical evaluation instruments. Nurse Educator, 44(3), 118-121.

Altmiller, G. (2019). Care bundles, QSEN, and student learning. Nurse Educator 44(1), 7-8.

Altmiller, G., Deal, B., Ebersole, N., Flexner, R., Jordan, J., Jowell, V., Norris, T., Risetter, M., Schuler, M., Szymanski, K., Vottero, B., Walker, D. (2018). Constructive feedback teaching strategy: A multi-site study of its effectiveness.

Nursing Education Perspectives Special Summit 2018 Issue on Educational Research Collaborations, 39(5), 291-6.

Altmiller, G. (2018). QSEN and nursing education: Establishing frameworks for QSEN integration. Nurse Educator 43(5), 230-1.

Sauer, S. & Altmiller, G. (2018). Colostrum swabbing as an infection prevention strategy: A retrospective study. International Journal of Human Caring, 22(1), 1-7.

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. AJN, 117(12), 42-50.

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

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

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. AJN, 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Ehrmann, G. (2005). Managing the aggressive nursing student. Nurse Educator, 30(3), 98- 100.

 

PEER REVIEW WEB BASED PUBLICATIONS

Altmiller G. (December 4, 2019) Podcast: Conducting multi-site studies in nursing education.

Nurse Educator Journal Website

Altmiller G. (November 6, 2019) Podcast: Integrating QSEN into nursing education.

Nurse Educator Journal Website

Altmiller, G. (2019). Quality Improvement for Prelicensure Nursing Students. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Teaching Strategy.

Quality Improvement Project for Prelicensure Nursing Students

Altmiller, G., Armstrong, G., Durham, C. & Kenner, C. (2017). Infusing quality and safety education for nurses into your curriculum: A workshop funded by a grant from The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Video production of workshop. http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/621354

Altmiller, G. (2017). The geriatric patient with urinary tract infection and confusion.

Digital simulation for nursing. Shadow Health

Altmiller, G. (2015). Giving and receiving constructive feedback. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Teaching Strategy. http://qsen.org/giving-and-receiving- constructive-feedback/

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 Strategy. http://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 Strategy. http://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 Strategy. http://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 Strategy. http://qsen.org/teachingstrategies

 

INVITED PUBLICATIONS

Altmiller, G. & Pepe, L. (2019). Why Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Matters in Practice. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 50(5):199- 200. doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20190416-04

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.39(2),128.  doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000297

Altmiller G. (2018). Delivering constructive feedback: Improving communication using the QSEN competencies as a framework. National League for Nursing On-line Learning Module.

Altmiller G. (2018). Evaluation of QSEN competencies in student learning. National League for Nursing On-line Learning Module.

Altmiller, G. & Dolansky, M. (2017). Editorial: Quality and safety education for nurses: Looking forward. Nurse Educator QSEN Supplement 42(55) 51-2.

Altmiller G. (2017). Strategies to integrate the QSEN competencies into student learning.  National League for Nursing On-line Learning Module.

Altmiller, G. & Robertson, B. (April 2011). Communication and teamwork. National Council of State Boards of Nursing: Transition to Practice Program learning module. Learning module developed for implementation as a national program for new-to-practice nurses. The 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. The module includes interactive exercises and a web-based examination for participants. It is part of a Transition to Practice program, by subscription to nursing organizations who wish to use it for their nurse residency program.

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

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

 

PRESENTATIONS

Scheduled

April 6,7, 2020    Strategies to Provide Constructive Feedback to Students: A Skill to Support Quality and Safety. Concurrent Session: ATI Education Summit, Seattle, WA

Mar 31, 2020       Students, Academic Faculty and Clinical Educators Program- Peri-operative Unfolding Case Study: An Overview of the Patient Experience. AORN 2020 Global Conference. Anaheim, CA. 2 CE hours

Mar 30, 2020       Communication Challenges: Strategies to Foster Effecting Teamwork and Promote Quality and Safety. Concurrent Session. AORN 2020 Global Conference. Anaheim, CA 1 CE hours

Mar 27, 2020       Infusing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Competencies Into the Curriculum. Faculty Development Workshop. Ohio Council of ADN Educators. Elyria, OH

Nov 19, 2019        QSEN Dissemination: Leading a Multi-site Study of the Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback Teaching Strategy. Sigma Theta Tau 45th Biennial Convention, Washington, DC

Nov 8, 2019          QSEN and Clinical Nursing Education: Strategies for Educators. OADN National Conference, Louisville, Kentucky

October 25, 2019 Infusing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Into Your Curriculum. Massachusetts Rhode Island League for Nursing.

Sept 27, 2019        Strategies for Providing Constructive Feedback Framed in Quality and Safety Language. National League for Nursing Summit, Baltimore, MD

Sept 13, 2019        Infusing Quality and Safety for Nurses (QSEN) Competencies Into Your Curriculum. Labette Community College, Parsons Kansas

Aug 22, 2019        Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Competencies: Strategies to Support Excellence in Patient Care. Keynote Presentation, Beijing Nursing Association, Beijing, China.

July 11, 2019         Strategies to Provide Constructive Feedback to Students: A Skill to Support Quality and Safety. Nursing Education Conference in the Rockies, Vail, Colorado

May 30, 2019        Content Validation of Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Clinical Evaluation Instruments: Concurrent Session, QSEN International Forum, Cleveland Ohio

May 30, 2019        Development and Validation of the Just Culture Assessment Tool for Nursing Education (JCAT-NE): Concurrent Session, QSEN International Forum, Cleveland Ohio. With Lora Hromadik, Danielle Walker, Nina Barkell, & Rebecca Toothaker

May 30, 2019        Student Perception of Just Culture in Nursing Education: A Multi-site Study: Concurrent Session, QSEN International Forum, Cleveland Ohio. With Danielle Walker, et alMay 30, 2019        Leadership, Teamwork, and Collaboration: The Lived Experience of Conducting a QSEN Research Project across Academic Settings: Concurrent Session, QSEN International Forum, Cleveland Ohio.  With Monika Schuler, et al

May 29, 2019        Integrating the QSEN Competencies into Student Learning: Strategies for Nurse Educators: Workshop. QSEN International Forum, Cleveland Ohio

May 20, 2019        Infusing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Into Your Curriculum. Faculty Wyoming Nurse Educator Conference, Casper Wyoming.

April 11, 2019       Managing Challenging Communication in Health Professions Education.  Minnesota Health Educators Conference. Alexandria, Minnesota.

April 11, 2019       Integration of QSEN into the Curriculum. Minnesota Health Educators Conference. Alexandria, Minnesota. Keynote presentation.

April 9, 2019         Peri-operative Unfolding Case Study. AORN 2019 Global Conference.  Nashville, Tennessee.April 8, 2019         Teaching with Unfolding Case Studies. AORN 2019 Global Conference.  Nashville, Tennessee.

April 1&2, 2019    Strategies Faculty Can Implement into Classroom and Clinical Teaching to Integrate the QSEN competencies. ATI National Nurse Educator Summit, Savannah Georgia.

March 22, 2019     Integrating QSEN into Classroom and Clinical Learning. Faculty Workshop. CUNY, New York, NY

March 1, 2019      Teamwork and Collaboration: Developing Skills that Advance Evidence- based Practice and Nursing Research to Improve Quality and Safety in Patient Care. Keynote; University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Pinnacle, Harrisburg, PA

Jan 11, 2019          Integrating the QSEN Competencies into The Curriculum: Faculty Workshop. Goldfarb School of Nursing @ Barnes Jewish College, St. Louis, MO.

Jan 9, 2019            Integrating the QSEN Competencies into The Curriculum: Faculty Workshop. North Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan.

Jan 7, 2019            Integrating the QSEN Competencies into The Curriculum: Faculty Workshop., Oakland University, Auburn Hill, Michigan.

Jan 5, 2019            Integrating the QSEN Competencies into The Curriculum: Faculty Workshop., Kitty Degree School of Nursing, Monroe Louisiana.

Nov 16, 2018        Leveling the QSEN Competencies: Strategies for Integration into the Curriculum. AACN Baccalaureate Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Nov 9, 2018          Integrating the QSEN Competencies in the Curriculum: Strategies that Impact Student Learning. OADN Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sept 27, 2018        QSEN-The Movement: Embracing a Quality and Safety Culture in Academia and Practice. Langston Center for Quality, Safety, and Innovation Symposium. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

Sept 14, 2018        Integrating QSEN Competencies into Student Learning: Teaching Strategies for Classroom and Clinical. Podium Presentation. National League for Nursing Summit, Chicago, Illinois.

Sept 12, 2018        Results of the 2017 QSEN National Faculty Survey. Podium Presentation.  National League for Nursing Summit, Chicago, Illinois.

August 23, 2018    Infusing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses into Your Curriculum: Faculty Workshop. East Tennessee University, Tennessee.

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 International Forum, Bonita Springs, Florida.

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, 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

January 11, 2018 Integrating QSEN into the curriculum: Easy to implement strategies to Learn today and implement tomorrow. National Webinar. QSEN Institute Regional Center at the College of New Jersey.

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.

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.  Live with simultaneous national webinar.

Nov 18, 2017        Strategies to Provide Constructive Feedback to Students: A Skill to Support Quality and Safety: Concurrent Session, OADN Conference, Scottsdale Arizona.

Nov 17, 2017        Integrating QSEN Across the Curriculum: Teaching Strategies for Classroom and Clinical: General Session, OADN Conference, Scottsdale Arizona.

Nov 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.

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

Oct 19, 2017         Aligning Our Values with Our Work: Collaborating to Build Evidence- based Practice: general session. Chester County Hospital Annual Nursing Retreat, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

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

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

June 13, 2017        Aligning Our Values with our work: Collaborating to Build an Evidence- based Practice. Philadelphia Magnet Conference, Keynote Speaker, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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

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

April 21, 2017       Integrating QSEN Across the Curriculum Workshop: Teaching Strategies for Classroom and Clinical. University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas.

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, Massachusetts.

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

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

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

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

January 16, 2017     Integrating QSEN into Classroom and Clinical Student Learning. Infusing Quality and Safety Education into Your Curriculum: A Workshop sponsored with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey.

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

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, New Jersey.

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

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.

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

June 7, 2016          Quality and Safety Education for Nurses 1 Day Workshop for Nurse Educators. The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey.

June 2, 2016          QSEN Workshop. 24th Annual Nurse Educators Conference: St. Anselm, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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

May 26, 2016        QSEN: The Framework for Nurse Residency Programs. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum, San Antonio, Texas. With Martin Manno, PhD, and Leslie Beck, MSN.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 13, 2015 Faculty Development Day: Quality and Safety in Nursing Education: An Introduction to the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes. Neumann University, Alston, Pennsylvania.

August 27, 2015    Confronting Incivility: A Skill to Support Quality and Safety. New Hampshire State Board of Nursing Day of Discussion. Manchester, New Hampshire.

August 27, 2015    QSEN 101: Strategies to Implement the Competencies into the Classroom and Clinical Experience. New Hampshire State Board of Nursing Day of Discussion. Manchester, New Hampshire.

June 25, 2015        Delivering and Receiving Constructive Feedback: An Essential for Personal Development. Drexel University School of Nursing.  Presentation for Incoming Students. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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

May 26, 2015        QSEN 101. Special Presentation. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum, San Diego, California.

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

March 26, 2015     Delivering and Receiving Constructive Feedback: An Essential for Personal Development. Drexel University School of Nursing.  Presentation for Incoming Students. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Feb 26, 2015         Faculty Development: Delivering Constructive Feedback in the Classroom and Clinical: Communicating with Compassion. Jefferson School of Nursing. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

January 9, 2015 Faculty Development: Delivering Constructive Feedback in the Classroom and Clinical: Communicating with Compassion. Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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

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

Dec 10, 2014         Faculty Development: Delivering Constructive Feedback in the Classroom and Clinical: Communicating with Compassion. York College of Pennsylvania.

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

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

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

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

March 25, 2014 Keynote address: Evidence-Based Practice: A Gateway to Quality Improvement. Bayhealth 7th Annual Nursing Research Conference. Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover, Delaware.

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

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, Nevada. Live and with simultaneous national webinar.

January 4, 2014     Integrating QSEN Across the Curriculum: Strategies for Infusion.  Elsevier Faculty Development Institute Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

April, 17, 2013      Anesthesia Safety Program. Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Pennsylvania

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, Texas.

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, Texas.

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

January 4, 2013     Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback: A Skill to Support Quality and Safety. Elsevier Faculty Development Institute Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

Sept 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          Faculty Development Workshop: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing, New Jersey.

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

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

May 14, 2012        Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota.

April 5, 2012         Anesthesia Safety Program. Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Pennsylvania

January 12, 2012 Faculty Development Workshop: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kansas.

Dec 9, 2011           Faculty Development Workshop: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana.Nov l8, 2011         Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. Nursing Organizations Alliance 2011 Fall Summit. Miami Florida

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

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.

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.

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

January 3, 2011 Preconference: Quality and Safety Education in Nursing: Where is the Evidence? Mosby Faculty Development Institute Conference, Orlando Florida. With Gwen Sherwood.

Nov 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.

Sept 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

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

April 7, 14, 16,      Lateral Violence: Unit Based Education. Hospital of the University of & 20, 2010    Pennsylvania Presentation.

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

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

Dec 9, 2008           Lateral Violence. Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey.

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.

 

Refereed Poster Presentations

June 13, 2017         Evidence Based Practice Yields Practice Change in Emergency Department. 2017 Philadelphia Area Magnet Consortium, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. With Beth Hurwitz, RN, BSN & Joanne Brown, RN.

May 30, 2017         Quality and Safety Driving Evidence-based Improvement in Peri- operative Nursing. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses International Forum, Chicago, Illinois. With Trish Brown, et al.

Sept 17, 2016         Evidence Based Practice Yields Practice Change in Emergency Department. Sigma Theta Tau Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. With Beth Hurwitz, RN, BSN & Joanne Brown, RN.

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.

 

Professional Workshops at The College of New Jersey

January 16, 2017    Infusing Quality and Safety Education into Your Curriculum. 6 Contact Hours awarded.

June 7, 2016           QSEN Workshop for Nurse Educators. 5 Contact hours awarded. January 12, 2016   QSEN Workshop for Nurse Educators. 5 Contact hours awarded.

 

Consultations

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

 

Kennedy Health System

Stratford, New Jersey

Clinical Nurse Specialist Consultant May 2015 to August 2016

Develop Transition to Practice Program

Assist clinical educators to develop continuing education programs

 

Professional Activities

STRATEGIC ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER June 2012-present

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Institute at Case Western Reserve University Eight-member board governing the QSEN Institute

CHAIRPERSON January 2016-present

QSEN Academic Task Force Committee.

Committee of nurse educators from schools of nursing across the nation that collaborate on research and projects that promote QSEN in academia.

DIRECTOR December 2016-present

QSEN Institute Regional Center at The College of New Jersey Plan and lead QSEN initiatives in Northeast U.S.

 

BOARD MEMBER January 2019 to present

University of Texas at Tyler School of Nursing Advisory Board

 

INVITED MEMBER 2013-present

Health Professions Educators Summer Symposium sponsored by Dartmouth College. Lake Morey, Vermont.

 

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER

Nurse Educator. Provide advisement for direction of journal; author recurring department entitled: Integration of QSEN in Nursing Education. March 2017 to present.

 

PADONA Journal, Journal of the Pennsylvania Association Directors of Nursing Administration/Long Term Care Pennsylvania. Provide advisement for direction of journal. September 2013 to present.

 

GUEST CO-EDITOR

Nurse Educator QSEN Supplement. September/October 2017. With Mary Dolansky. Served as guest editor for an 11-rticle journal supplement available as hard copy and on-line at http://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/toc/2017/09001

 

REVIEWER

Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare 2013 to present

Critical Care Nurse October 2012 to present

Journal of Advanced Nursing March 2012 to present

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

Nursing Education Perspectives, June 2008 to present

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, 2016, 2017, 2018,

2019 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

American Academy of Nursing, member since November 2018 National League for Nursing, member since January 2015 Sigma Theta Tau International, member since April 2006

Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Nu Chapter, member since January 2015 American Association of Critical Care Nurses, member since 1999

American Nurses Association, member since January 2017.

 

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