The Art of Nursing – May 8th Presenter Profiles

Nurses as Leaders in Communicating about Health and Healthcare


✔ Discuss the importance of increasing the visibility of nurses as spokespeople in nursing, health, and health care in ways that promote the health of individuals, communities, and society

✔ Identify personal and professional barriers to accessing media and strategies to overcome these barriers

✔ Demonstrate how to craft 3 media messages about one health policy topic

Barbara Glickstein

Barbara Glickstein


Barbara Glickstein is a public health nurse, health policy expert and broadcast journalist. She is co-founder and co-director of the Center for Health Media and Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York. Glickstein produces and hosts HealthCetera, a weekly program on public radio. Glickstein is researcher, media and outreach strategist for Carolyn Jones Productions on the documentary, The American Nurse and multimedia project Dying in America.

She has trained national leaders in healthcare on how to be a media maker in both traditional and digital media to advance the health of the public and public policy.

Strategically Planning Goals for Optimal Life Balance


✔ Define goal setting as it relates to both your personal and work environment

✔ Discuss the importance in flexibility with goal setting

✔ Describe follow up actions should goals not be accomplished

✔ Identify potential conflicts with personal goals in the work setting

Patrick Hickey

Patrick Hickey


Patrick Hickey is a Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Nursing and Faculty Principal for the Capstone Scholars Program at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Dr. Hickey acquired his Diploma in Nursing at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, his BSN at Corpus Christi State University in Corpus Christi, Texas, his MS in Health Education, MSN, and Doctorate in Public Health at the University of South Carolina.

Between 2001 and 2007, Dr. Hickey was an independent mountain climber and successfully made it to the top of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents of the world.

Improving Health in Communities Across our Nation through the Service of Nursing on Boards


✔ Define the mission of Nurses on Boards Coalition

✔ Describe the role of nurses in improving health in communities across the nation through board service

✔ Relate skills and qualifications of nurses in serving in board roles

✔ Translate and apply knowledge to specific organizational missions that they are qualified and passionate about considering board service on

Laurie Benson

Laurie Benson


Laurie Benson was named as the first Executive Director for Nurses on Boards Coalition in March of 2016.  Benson has more than 35 years of experience serving as a corporate executive, founder, CEO, C-suite advisor, and multi-sector board member. After serving as CEO and Co-founder of Inacom Information Systems for 25 years, she served as an advisor to executives on issues such as board governance, innovation, strategy and high performance teams.

She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Nurses on Boards Coalition, whose mission is to improve health in communities across the nation by advancing at least 10,000 nurses to the boardroom by 2020. Additionally, she is a member of several corporate and non-profit boards in industries ranging from health care, finance, and insurance to manufacturing and technology.

Benson earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2013, she was named one of UW Madison’s Distinguished Alumni and received the Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Award. 

The Art of Nursing – May 9th Presenter Profiles

Conflict Resolution for Caregivers


✔ Define causes of conflict

✔ Determine actions to take after a conflict has occurred

✔ Describe the steps to take to get to conflict resolution

Pam Broyles

Pam Broyles


Dr. Broyles is a registered nurse with 29 years of experience in healthcare.   Dr. Broyles has worked in a range of facilities that include academic trauma centers to rural hospitals.  Throughout her years, she has had the opportunity to work in various department such as pediatrics, obstetrics, neonatal, case management, risk management, quality management, infection control, and education.

Dr. Broyles passion is working with others to discover their strengths and thus find their passion in the workplace.  Since conflict is ever present in our environment she will provide you with guidance on navigating these difficult conversations.

Evidence-Based Mentoring: What is it? And What Matters?


✔ Define mentoring and related definitions such as onboarding, orientation, and residency

✔ Describe the science related to mentoring which supports its timing and purpose

✔ Identify an abundance strategy that can be used in mentoring

Louise Jakubik

Louise Jakubik


Dr. Louise Jakubik is a mentoring thought leader and workforce development expert who is a master mentor and leading research scientist on mentoring in nursing. She is the President and Chief Mentoring Officer of the Nurse Mentoring Institute. Her research agenda exploring mentoring practices and benefits for nurses and their workplaces spans 10 years including developing two mentoring research instruments and an evidence-based mentoring model.

Dr. Jakubik facilitates mentoring culture in nursing by assisting organizational leaders to embed systems, structures, and values that support and promote mentoring. In 2014, she received the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers Association; this is the highest international recognition for professional speakers with fewer than 30 nurses world-wide with this designation.

Dr. Jakubik was the recipient of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2016 Mentor Award for serving as a nurse in executive practice who has been exemplary as a mentor to her colleagues.

Leadership Lessons for Transforming Nursing Education, Practice, and Healthcare


✔ Describe what needs to change in nursing education, practice, and healthcare

✔ Discuss the ways to evaluate the employee’s worth at an organization

✔ Define the difference between partnership and collaboration

✔ Name the key characteristics of a strong leader

Greer Glazer

Greer Glazer


Greer Glazer, RN, CNP, PhD, FAAN is dean of the College of Nursing and associate vice president for Health Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. A nationally recognized leader in nursing education, Dr. Glazer has a strong history of developing community, national and international partnerships and securing federal funding for nursing research, scholarship and program implementation.

In recognition for her work as researcher, educator and healthcare leader, Dr. Glazer has received significant honors and awards. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Michigan, and a master’s and PhD degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University.

The Art of Nursing – May 10th Presenter Profiles

The Importance of Nurse Scholars to Healthcare (Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Research)


✔ Define the purpose of Quality Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, and Research and each of the scholarly inquiry’s impact on nursing practice

✔ Provide examples of how knowledge from scholarly inquiry can transform nursing’s role in various industries

✔ Describe how the nurses role in scholarly work can improve patient care

Shanina Knighton

Shanina Knighton

PhD Candidate, RN

Shanina Knighton is a registered nurse, National VA Quality Scholars PhD Nursing Fellow, Legacy Fellowship, Jonas Veteran Healthcare Scholar and PhD Candidate focusing her quality improvement work and research on patient hand hygiene and infection prevention. As a clinical bed-side nurse for the past several years, she repeatedly observed patients’ deficient hand hygiene practices.

She coaches medical and nurse practitioner residents in primary care on various quality improvement projects. She works on interprofessional research studies and since 2013 has worked as a graduate research assistant including projects for multiple NIH-funded grants. She is the co-author of the Patients’ Four Moments for Hand Hygiene Model proposed in a 2015 study. She is an entrepreneur, inventor, and visionary always looking for ways to improve health through human-centered design.

On Erring and Caring: What Every Nurse Should Know & Do to Eliminate Harm


✔ Describe an overview of the current state of patient and workforce safety

✔ Illustrate the professional role of nurses in accelerating cultures of safety

✔ Articulate what every nurse can do to improve patient and workforce safety

Patricia McGaffigan

Patricia McGaffigan


Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS is the Chief Operating Officer and Senior VP of Programs at the National Patient Safety Foundation. Patricia’s previous roles include pediatric critical care, faculty for a school of nursing, and a range of leadership positions in several safety focused medical device companies.

Patricia serves on numerous national committees related to safety, and as a Board of Director for Medically Induced Trauma Support Services.

Patricia received her BS in Nursing from Boston College, and her MS in Nursing from Boston University. She is a recipient of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Lifetime Membership Award.

The Threat of Alarm Fatigue on Patient Safety


✔ Review the current state of alarms and the impact on nursing practice, safety and quality, clinical outcomes, patient experience, and staff satisfaction

✔ Discuss regulatory guidance on managing alarms pertaining to The Joint Commission, ECRI, and AAMI

✔ Identify strategies for alarm reduction

Jeanne Venella

Jeanne Venella


As Chief Nursing Officer for Bernoulli, Jeanne Venella advises clients on technology integration and workflow optimization best practices, including medical device integration/connectivity and clinical alarm reduction. Additionally, Jeanne collaborates with teams of technologists and nursing end-users at hospitals and health systems on health IT adoption—from the earliest planning stages to go-live. One of Jeanne’s key areas of focus is developing strategies to increase nursing workflow efficiencies and improve patient outcomes through the seamless integration of clinical technology.

Jeanne Venella has been published in several peer-reviewed nursing journals and is a frequent presenter on emergency care and nursing.

The Art of Nursing – May 11th Presenter Profiles

Compassion Fatigue in Healthcare: Tools for Resilience


✔ Introduce compassion fatigue and its impact of caregiver stress on individuals, co-workers and families

✔ Describe the physiological implications of chronic stress

✔ Apply easy interventions to combat compassion fatigue and build resilience

Kathleen Flarity

Kathleen Flarity


Kathleen Flarity is a Research Nurse Scientist for University of Colorado Health. Additionally, Colonel Kathleen Flarity is the Mobilization Assistant to the Chief, Air Force Nurse Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She is an experienced nurse practitioner, emergency and critical care flight nurse with over 35 years of military service.

She is a renowned compassion fatigue subject matter expert and has published 10 book chapters and 24 articles governing emergency/advanced practice and flight nursing including six research articles. She holds a faculty appointment at the University of Colorado, College of Nursing and the College of Medicine.

Self-Care Through Joy Replenishment to Enhance Nurse’s Quality of Life


✔ Define the three-step model to enhance professional Quality of Life: ART

✔ Demonstrate an understanding of self-care through joy replenishment (the power of flow)

✔ Describe self-care body play mindfulness practices and techniques that foster joy

✔ Explain the relationship between body play, imagination, creativity, change and innovation

Caroline Sánchez

Caroline Sánchez


Caroline Sánchez is the creator of The Hula Hoop Girl, an Embodied Movement Meditation Self-Care Body Play Practice that guides women to reconnect to their own natural born rhythm. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing Education, is a certified Breast Care Nurse, a 200hr Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher, a certified Elemental Hoop Dance Teacher, and a certified 5Elements Ecstatic Dance Facilitator.

Her Master’s Thesis “Hoop Dancing to Prevent and Decrease Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Among Nurses” has been published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing & the UCSD Nursing Journal. Caroline guides healthcare professionals to use joy replenishment through body play as a powerful self-care intervention and has offered Hoop Dancing for Self-Care Workshops at nurse’s retreats & Women’s Empowerment Retreats.

She speaks passionately about the power of play for self-care & the importance & necessity for team play for the sake of creating healthier work environments for improved patient outcomes.

Bringing a Self-Care Intervention to Work: 5 Steps to Improve Success


✔ Assess the need for a nurse self-care intervention in your workplace

✔ Develop a plan for bringing a self-care intervention to your place of employment

✔ Describe ways that healthy people impact the profession and patient care

Marie Shanahan

Marie Shanahan


Marie Shanahan MA is President/CEO of The BirchTree Center for Healthcare Transformation. The Center helps healthcare organizations develop caring cultures and healthy work environments, with a strong focus on nurse self-care, resilience and quality. She has presented at the ANCC Magnet Conference, American Holistic Nurses Association, American Hospital Association Health Forum on Integrative Care and the NDNQI conferences among others.

She is the author of several articles and book chapter on healthcare transformation and integrative therapies. She received the AHNA’s 2016 Holistic Nurse of the Year and is currently a Fellow of the AONE/ASU Interprofessional Fellowship in Innovative Health Leadership.

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