Career Advisor: Evidence Based Nursing Practice
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Janice Unruh Davidson PhD, INS, APRN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP - Dr. Janice Unruh Davidson is Director of Research and Informatics for Institutional Research Management Associates (IRMA®) and owner of a private consulting company. Dr. Davidson has blended her expertise as a nationally board certified nurse informaticist, nurse executive and nurse practitioner to enhance advanced nursing practice. She has been recognized with awards for outstanding institutional service, national teaching excellence, quality curriculum consulting for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (QNONPF) and has served as a national accreditation visitor for CCNE and NLNAC. She holds 30 years of nursing practice experience including 18 years of higher education experience, having earned tenure at all three institutions where she served during those years in nursing administrative roles, and 12 years of advanced practice experience. Dr. Davidson provides STTI Career Advisor mentoring in the areas of Evidence-Based Practice, Research Methods/Statistics, and Informatics. In 2006, she was named the first Nurse Researcher of the Year by MNA at its Inaugural Mississippi Nightingale Awards Gala and was selected in 2004 as a Fellow of the AACN Executive Academic Leadership Program. In 2001, Dr. Davidson became recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), and serves on the editorial board of JAANP.
Jackie Dienemann PhD, RN, NEA-C, FAAN - Professor, UN C Charlotte has been a nurse educator for 25 years at George Mason University, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University before UNC Charlotte. Specialty areas are community health and nursing administration, graduate curriculum and teaching using distance education. Chaired committee to develop health services. Published graduate text in nursing administration and past president of CGEAN. Program of research and publication in domestic violence program development and outcomes. Presently on DV Advisory Board for City of Charlotte and NC Coalition Against DV. Liaison with two hospitals for magnet journey and mentoring nurses in evidence based practice. Leader on NCNA credentialing committee for Hallmarks of a Healthy Workplace recognition program for nursing workplaces of excellence. Mentor to School of Nursing and faculty in development of a program of research and publication.
Maureen Greene RN, MS, CNS-BC, ACNP-BC, PhDc - Currently practicing as an advanced practice nurse, acute care nurse practitioner/CNS in the care of complex Intensive care patients and families. Possesses prescriptive authority in providing diagnostic, treatment and protocol order management for quality outcomes. Hospital co-chair for the Institute for Health Care Improvement Critical Care Mortality team seeking protocol driven care quality outcomes, reporting, presentation and publication of benchmarking. Holds the Nursing Research Coordinator position for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Joseph and is co-chair for the system internal review board (IRB). Interests lie in professional nursing development through precepting/mentoring for evidence based practice/research care delivery in complex health care systems. Research interests and publication in care transitions, discharge readiness and the role of the multi-disciplinary nursing team including nursing case management in facilitating discharge planning and positive discharge outcomes for patient/family and health care systems.
Dorette Welk PhD, MSN, RN - Educator and Consultant in Nursing Education and Scholarship. Dr. Welk has more than 30 years of teaching at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. She holds a PhD from Penn State University in Higher Education with a cognate area of teaching and learning, an MSN in Medical-Surgical Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BSN from D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY. Since 2002, she has also taught graduate courses online for Bloomsburg University and the University of Phoenix Online and can help both teachers and students to adapt to this medium. She can facilitate consideration of issues that relate to career changes such as transitioning from (or adding) the role from nurse educator from a clinical practice role and is very familiar with the research process and how the nurse needs to examine published research and databases in order to implement evidence-based practice. She has recently published in the areas of teaching, evidence-based practice and online education. She enjoys working with others to define and expand their approaches to successful scholarship outcomes in faculty roles.