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PlexusCalls Special Series - The Future of Nursing Part I
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When: Monday, September 19
From 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Where: 641-715-3300, access code 485743#
Contact: Susan Doherty

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PlexusCalls Special Series - Part 1
Monday, September 19, 2011
12-1 PM Eastern Time
641-715-3300, access code 485743#
IOM Future of Nursing Report and the Nursing Education Highway
Guest: Liana Orsolini-Hain,PhD, RN, CCRN

In 2008, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) began a study of the future of nursing and proposed an action-oriented blueprint for advancing the work of the profession. The four key messages were: Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training; an improved nursing education system would promote seamless academic progression; nurses should be full partners with physicians and other health professionals in redesigning health care; and better data collection and information infrastructure are needed to advance these goals.

Liana Orsolini-HainLiana Orsolini-Hain is an immediate past tenured nursing instructor at the City College of San Francisco and is a per diem staff nurse at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center. Orsolini-Hain served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Initiative on the Future of Nursing.Orsolini-Hain is an immediate past advisory board member for the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care, where she co-chaired a white paper on nursing education redesign for California's Committee on Nursing Collaborative Education Models.

Orsolini-Hain's research and scholarly work examines factors that influence educational progression of associate-degree nurses. She is published on a variety of topics, including promoting education consortiums to streamline nursing education and further encourage nurses to earn a higher degree; examining the impending gap in clinical nursing expertise; and reframing community college nursing education. In addition to having served on several nursing organization committees including the Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Orsolini-Hain is a member of the National Black Nurses Association as well as the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. Orsolini-Hain received a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She received a B.S.N. from San Jose State University as well as an M.S. in critical care and trauma nursing from UCSF.

The Future of Nursing PlexusCalls special series will continue on Monday, October 17 and Monday, November 7, both at 12noon eastern. October's call will feature the complexity-informed processes Appreciation, Influence and Control (AIC) with William E. Smith, author and principle of Organizing for Development and Cynthia Hornberger, professor at Washburn University. (Download Presentation) In November, Phyllis Beck Kritek will join us to discuss how best to influence one's own personal style, choice and decision making in regard to moving the future of nursing agenda ahead. Kritek is a nationally and internationally known nurse scholar, writer, speaker, and consultant on conflict resolution, organizational development, leadership development, gender and diversity communications, generational relationships, and globalization. Kritek is also the co-author of the new book Change Leadership in Nursing: How Change Occurs in a Complex Hospital System.


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