Mary Clarke, RN, PhD, BC
Mercy Medical Center Dubuque
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Mercy Medical Center Dubuque
North Shore-LIJ Health System; Thomas Edison State College
Catholic Health Initiatives
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Chamberlain College of Nursing
University of Kansas Hospital; University of Kansas School of Nursing
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Healthcare
Director of Clinical and Professional Development, Mercy Medical Center Dubuque, IA
Mary is the Director of Clinical and Professional Development, Mercy Medical Center Dubuque, IA, and an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Iowa and University of Illinois. She has a clinical background in critical care, served as an Informatics Nurse Specialist for 12 years, and was formerlythe Director of Nursing Professional Development at a Health System in Davenport, IA. She has presented nationally on the implementation of Nursing Standardized Languages, clinical information systems and nursing practice including Magnet. Mary serves as the Magnet Project Director for Mercy and is preparing the document for the organizations third designation. Mary was selected as one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses and won the Edith Ruppert award for significant contributions to the improvement of nursing.
Teresa is ANCC Certified in Professional Nursing Development. She is a Nurse Educator at the North Shore-LIJ Health System. She also serves as a distance-learning educator at Thomas Edison State College in informatics. She coordinates online education for her institution and develops and shares learning modules at her health system. Teresa develops and provides training in EMR and high fidelity simulation in the hospital setting. She reviews articles related to social media for various peer-review journals. She was a finalist of the North Shore LIJ Health System 2013 President's Award for Innovation for her work in multi-professional high fidelity simulation in rehab medicine. She is the 2009 recipient of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization's Excellence in Technology Award. She is a peer reviewer for articles related to social media. She blogs and also serves on the editorial board of Nurse Story.com. Teresa lectures regionally and nationally on social media in healthcare, affordable online education, simulation, and the creative use of web-based applications.
Associate Chief Nursing Officer / Chair, Magnet Initiative, UNC Hospitals
Cathy is responsible for budget development for the Division of Nursing, including capital, IT, operations and approximately 2,000 FTE personneland Nurse Recruitment and Nursing Staffing Systems. She is also a member of the Hospital Executive Operations Committee and Nursing Executive Council; and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at University of North Carolina School of Nursing. Cathy has served in leadership positions in diverse clinical settings including critical care, oncology, and pediatrics; anddirected aNursing Practice, Education and Researchdepartment. She authored and co-authored numerous articles in medical and nursing peer-reviewed journals and served as principal and co-investigator for clinical research. In 2007 Cathy was recognized as one of the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina.
National Director of Clinical Process Care Continuum, Catholic Health Initiatives
Holds a Master of Healthcare Informatics degree and is responsible for overseeing the innovative integration of technology into care delivery for the care continuum. Provides leadership for implementation of nursing post-acute models of care and promotes the adoption of care transformation necessary to improve clinical efficiency, clinical quality and standardization. Plans and directs all aspects of aspects of design, implementation and maintenance of care models and to effectively apply clinical and technology solutions to improve clinical operations and quality of care. Alison has over 15 years' experience in clinical informatics in product selection, implementation, system testing and maintenance of the electronic health record and other adjunct applications and is both a national and international speaker.
Associate Director, Clinical Practice, Office of Nursing Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Marthe has 30 years of experience in nursing including positions of staff nurse, clinical educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist, consultant, and researcher. She has taught locally and nationally on critical care topics as well as academically in graduate and doctoral programs. Marthe is one of three editors of the acclaimed "Introduction to Critical Care Nursing" 6th edition (Elsevier, 2013). She is a full professor at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah where she teaches Evidence-Based Practice. Marthe is part of the VA national nursing leadership team responsible in changing the APRN practice in the VA to meet the IOM Future of Nursing report. She has been active in AACN both locally and nationally. Marthe has received national awards in teaching and practice in professional organizations as well as within the federal system.
Dean of Academic Affairs, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Jacksonville, FL
After 17 years as the Director of Education and Professional Development at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), Dolores recently took on a new role as Dean of Academic Affairs at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Jacksonville, FL. She is directly responsible for the management, supervision, delivery and continuity of the academic programs at the campus level. Prior to her current position, Dolores was the Director of Pediatric Education at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. She has worked as a pediatric nurse and a public health nurse, nursing faculty, and has held numerous positions in hospital clinical education departments. Dolores is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, NAPNAP, Northeast Florida Council of ARNPs, and the American Society of Association Executives.
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care at University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Kansas School of Nursing
Lynelle has 31 years' experience in critical care as a staff nurse, clinical coordinator, trauma nurse coordinator, and clinical nurse specialist. She has lectured locally and nationally on a wide range of critical care topics and published articles and book chapters on pulmonary and trauma care subjects. Lynelle is the author of Management of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient, 2e (Saunders/Elsevier, 2007). As a CNS she primarily works with interdisciplinary teams implementing evidenced-based practice and improving quality outcomes. She has a joint appointment with the University of Kansas School of Nursing and is actively involved in the redesign of the undergraduate curriculum in response to the IOM Future of Nursing report and the new Baccalaureate Essentials. Lynelle has been active in AACN since 1981 and is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine since 1999. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Jayhawk RN Lecture Award and the Expert Nurse Leader Award.
Emergency Clinical Nurse Specialist & Consultant, Proehl PRN, LLC and stretcher-side emergency nurse.
Jean has been an emergency nurse for more than 30 years and an emergency clinical nurse specialist since 1985. She was the 1999 President of the Emergency Nurses Association and the 2006-2008 Chairperson of the Academy of Emergency Nursing. She is the editor of Emergency Nursing Procedures, 4e (Saunders, 2009) and co-editor of the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. Jean is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the subjects of emergency and trauma nursing. She currently works as a consultant and as a per diem emergency nurse in both a large NH hospital and in a critical access hospital in VT.
Vice President Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Officer,Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Healthcare (BJC Healthcare System)
Jill has held this position for the last 7 years and is responsible for overall operations of all clinical services (including nursing, cardiology, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, surgical services, and oncology) and Education, Performance Improvement, Medical Staff Office, case management and accreditation/regulatory compliance. Jill's previous experience includes Acting President, and Assistant Administrator and Chief Nurse Executive at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. During her tenure in these positions, her responsibilities included overseeing all operations for the facility reporting directly to CEO/President of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and the overall operations of inpatient nursing services including Surgical Services, the Emergency department, and the Physical Medicine department, respectively. Jill serves on the Boards of St. Charles County Community Council (Past President) and City of St. Peters Board Oversight for Quality in Outpatient Surgery Centers, St. Charles County Ambulance District Advisory Board and Community and Children's Resource Board for St. Charles County.