Career Advisor: Medical Surgery
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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.
Cheryl Lehman PhD, RN, CRRN-A - Cheryl Lehman PhD RN CNS, associate professor/clinical, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Lehman has been an RN for 30 years and a Clinical Nurse Specialist for 14 of those years. Her clinical interests and experience include medical-surgical, geriatric and rehabilitation nursing. Dr. Lehman began her career with a diploma in nursing, and completed a doctor of philosophy degree in 2005 in Preventive Medicine and Community Health, with a focus in rehabilitation science. She has taught master’s level courses for the past two years at UTHSCSA, a university she joined in 2007 after 16 years in the hospitals at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Lehman’s current research interests include examination of the success of community reentry of civilian contract workers and military service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing and serves on the manuscript review panel of the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.