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    Are Nurses Prepared to Lead Transformational Change in Healthcare?

    Posted by Sandra Davidson on Aug 13, 2019 9:31:41 AM

    I’ve spent much of my time and energy over the past five years engaged in large scale undergraduate curriculum change efforts across two Canadian Universities. First as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs at the University of Alberta, and currently as the Dean of Nursing at the University of Calgary.  What I have observed and experienced is that the need for transformational and relational leadership is everywhere.  As an academic leader, what I can accomplish is dependent on the quality of the relationships that I foster with colleagues, staff and students. Honesty, transparency, and building on strengths are key aspects of a relational leadership style.

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    Topics: healthcare, healthcare innovation, nursing leadership, Leadership for evidence-based innovation, transformation in healthcare

    The Clinical Midwifery App is Here!

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jul 25, 2019 3:49:24 PM

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    Topics: midwifery, mobile app

    Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing Receives 5 Stars

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jul 24, 2019 12:50:05 PM
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    Topics: New Edition, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Cardiac Surgery Certification, critical care nurse, Doody's Review Service, cardiac surgery, Reviews

    It's Time to Address the Hard Stuff

    Posted by Dan Weberg on Jun 19, 2019 12:43:15 PM

    Over the past 2 years I have traveled the country visiting universities, health systems, and attending conferences in search of those places where leaders are addressing the hard conversations. These conversations center around toxic work cultures, burnout, leadership issues, and failing systems.  I have been searching for solutions that create high performing organizations and the tactics healthcare leaders can use to create them. In all these places I have been driving the discussions to encourage present day leaders to push past the current thinking which maintains and fosters the ‘status quo’.

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    Topics: evidence based practice nursing, innovation, Dan Weberg, nurse leader, disrupt healthcare, performance improvement

    The New Edition of A Pocket Guide to Clinical Midwifery is Here!

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jun 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

    The wait is over! The updated second edition of A Pocket Guide to Clinical Midwifery: The Efficient Midwife has published. The must-have resource for midwives, women’s health nurse practitioners, and all levels of healthcare providers working in the women’s health field is organized alphabetically for easy reference, and features important concepts, diagnostic tools, algorithms, and management options, including conventional, lifestyle, and complementary therapies, all in one place.

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    Topics: New Edition, acnm, american college of nurse-midwives, midwifery, Conference

    New Edition of Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is a Must-Have Resource for the Cardiac Surgical Nurse

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jun 7, 2019 11:13:42 AM

    Patients who undergo cardiac surgery require specialized care and critical care nurses are crucial to their postoperative recovery and health. The new third edition of Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is an indispensable resource for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in critical care units prior to and immediately following cardiac surgery and in the transitioning to home.

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    Topics: New Edition, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Cardiac Surgery Certification, critical care nurse, cardiac surgery

    Management & Leadership for Nurse Administrators, 8E "a wonderful book, very detailed and thorough" by Doody's Review Service

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on May 24, 2019 2:34:12 PM

    Doody's Review Service recently gave a 5 -star review to Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Eighth Edition

    "This is a wonderful book, very detailed and thorough. The sections are clear and delineate practical applications for improvement of nursing leadership areas." says reviewer, Cynthia Cummings,  EdD, RN, CHSE, CNE  (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health) 

    Request a sample chapter today

    Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Eighth Edition provides a comprehensive overview of key management and administrative concepts critical to leading healthcare organizations and ensuring patient safety and quality care. The text prepares nursing students and professional administrators to lead a workplace that is rapidly evolving due to technology, culture, and changes in the U.S. healthcare system. The Eighth Edition features an updated discussion of the business of health care, including resource procurement, revisions to the Affordable Care Act, and financial management relating to reimbursement. Hear directly from the authors in their most recent Webinar

    What else makes this an outstanding resource? 

    • Employs polarity thinking to embrace problems, conflict, and resistance in health care
    • Uses implementation science to promote sustainable quality improvement and move toward the IHI Quadruple Aim
    • Includes new content on management strategies for mentoring and coaching a diverse nursing staff
    • Features Crosswalks for major content areas and competencies from AONE, ACHE, and other professional organizations

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    Topics: nursing leadership, Management, Dr. Linda Roussel, nurse leader, Dr. Tricia Thomas

    Nurses and Mentors That Have Shaped Lives and Careers in Health Care: Barbara Katz, RN, MSN

    Posted by Lindsay White on May 7, 2019 10:50:29 AM

    In honor of National Nurse's Week we continue to highlight nurses and mentors who have truly inspired us along the way. Today's highlight comes from care management author, Barbara Katz, RN, MSN,

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    Topics: mentor, National Nurses Week

    Nurses and Mentors That Have Shaped Lives and Careers in Health Care

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on May 3, 2019 3:21:58 PM

    In honor of National Nurse's Week we would like to highlight nurses and mentors who have truly inspired us along the way. Today's highlight comes from management and leadership author, Dr. Linda Roussel. 

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    Topics: National Nurses Week, Dr. Linda Roussel

    Establishing a Research-Friendly Environment "is a great resource for students, clinicians, administrators, educators, and researchers"

    Posted by Lindsay White on May 3, 2019 12:39:14 PM

    The new and unique nursing resource, Establishing a Research-Friendly Environment: A Hospital-Based Approach has already received some outstanding reviews. Most recently, Beth A. Staffileno, PhD, from Rush University College of Nursing, writing for Doody's Review Service, gave the book a 4-star rating and said,

    "This book is a great resource for students, clinicians, administrators, educators, and researchers. Furthermore, it is a guide that can be used in any practice setting."

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, New Text

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