Career Advisor: Mentoring
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Marion Broome PhD, RN, FAAN - Dean and Distinguished Professor at Indiana University School of Nursing and Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Clarian Health Partners. She has been editor-in-chief of Nursing Outlook, the official journal of the American Academy of Nursing, since 2003. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Broome has taught in BSN, MSN and PhD programs in nursing at the Medical College of Georgia, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Rush University in Chicago and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her areas of expertise include children in pain, intervention research, research ethics related to children in research, leadership development, grant writing and writing for publication. Her research has been funded by NIH, the American Cancer Society and Pfizer, Inc. Dr. Broome has published more than 85 articles, chapters and books, primarily in the area of pediatric and research. Dr. Broome serves as a member of the Advisory Council for the National Institute of Nursing Research at NIH and is a research consultant for several hospitals in Indiana. As a member of STTI she serves as a faculty member for the STTI Maternal-Child Nursing Leadership Academy, is a member of the STTI President’s CNO/Dean’s Advisory Committee and serves on the STTI Foundation Board of Directors.
Hazel Brown EdD, OB-C, CNAA
Evelyn Hayes PhD, MPH, FNP-BC
Deana M. Kilmer MBA, BS, RN, CLNC
Lois Marshall RN, PhD - Leadership Program Consultant Nurse. A nurse educator for 30 years, she received her PhD from the University of Miami, with a focus on higher education, curriculum design and outcomes assessment. Dr. Marshall’s research expertise is on test taking strategies, outcomes assessment and evaluation related to the NCLEX-RN Examination, as well as nursing curricula. She has been preparing graduates for the NCLEX-RN with her own preparation course for 25 years. Dr. Marshall is an expert on curriculum design, program planning and nursing education as an art and science, guiding and preparing novice faculty members for their numerous roles as nurse educators. Her clinical area of expertise is pediatrics across all levels of care. She does presentations at national and international conferences promoting research and the development of abstracts for research presentations and grants for STTI, as well as on the leadership programs of STTI. She mentors members in the preparation of abstracts for presentations, as well as the preparation of grant submissions, particularly for the STTI small grants program.
Daniel Pesut PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN - Dr. Pesut served as president (2003-2005) of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and a board certified clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric mental health nursing. He is the recipient of many awards including an Army Commendation Award while on active duty (1975-1978) in the US Army Nurse Corps; Sigma Theta Tau International Edith Moore Copeland Founder’s Award for Creativity; The American Assembly for Men In Nursing Luther Christman Award; Distinguished Alumni Awards from Northern Illinois University School of Nursing-College of Health and Human Services; as well as a number of other distinguished alumni, teaching, mentoring and leadership awards. Dr. Pesut is a popular author, speaker and consultant, and is internationally known for his work in nursing education - creative-teaching learning methods; self-regulation of health status, clinical reasoning, futures thinking and leadership development.
Theresa (Terri) Pietsch RN, MSN, CRRN, NE-BC, PhD-C - Areas of Expertise: leadership, mentoring and rehabilitation. As a nurse educator for the last six years, Ms. Pietsch is working toward the completion of her PhD degree at Widener University School of Nursing in Chester, Penn. The focus of her dissertation work is nurses’ attitudes toward e-mentoring. As a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Ms. Pietsch was appointed to the Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board’s CRRN Examination and Test Item Development committees. Previous positions include vice president of patient care for acute care, behavioral health, and physical rehabilitation facilities; geriatric psychiatric nurse; rehabilitation nurse; and nursing supervisor. Her expertise includes nurse staffing, budget development and cost controls, critical analyses for decision-making, and mentoring strategies for staff nurses. After refocusing her own nursing career, Ms. Pietsch can address the transition from hospital nursing to the role of a nurse educator in academia. Ms. Pietsch’s clinical area of expertise includes acute behavioral health, rehabilitation nursing and long-term care nursing.
Carolyn Yucha RN, PhD, FAAN - Carolyn Yucha is Dean of the School of Nursing and the School of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She earned her academic credentials from the State University of New York system: her BS in Nursing from the University at Albany, her MS in Nursing from the University at Buffalo, and her PhD in Physiology from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse NY. She worked at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the University of Florida before moving to Las Vegas. Dr. Yucha has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, has published numerous articles, and is editor of a scientific journal, Biological Research for Journal. She has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau since 1978, having served in numerous leadership roles.