A Path to Nursing Excellence: The Columbia Experience

A Path to Nursing Excellence: The Columbia Experience

By: Mary O'Neil Mundinger (author)Paperback

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This book, written by the Dean Emeritus of Columbia School of Nursing, follows the evolution of Advanced Practice Nursing as a successful and well-respected model of independent nursing practice. It describes a dramatic period of 25 years during which the author rescued a failing school of nursing at Columbia University and led it through a period of struggle that, through strong and carefully constructed planning, led Advanced Practice Nursing to a new level of authority and education. It depicts Columbia's leadership in establishing CAPNA, a financially successful independent nursing practice, and uses the case study of Columbia School of Nursing to illustrate how nursing leadership used leverage and political acumen to bring together disparate and unusual partners to support its mission to restructure the APN model. Divided into six sections, the book describes how the innovations transpired during five-year periods and provides, in the final section, an action plan for those who would like to develop the same level of practice in a school or individually. Chapters address why the seminal achievement occurred, exactly what took place, the cultural and practice environment in which change occurred, strategies used and resistance overcome, and solutions that emerged as a result of the final achievement. The text, with its professional and financial model, will be of value to nurse educators who wish to invigorate their programs, DNP graduates who seek to develop their practices, medical educators, business education professionals, and health reformers. Key Features:Portrays a passionate 25-year struggle towards the achievement of advanced practice nursing authority and autonomyShares a successful model of independent nursing practiceOffers guidelines on how to train faculty for their role in providing necessary clinical education in NP and DNP programmesProvides a blueprint for schools of nursing attempting to develop strong DNP programs and initiate an independent faculty nursing practiceWritten by the Dean Emeritus of Columbia School of Nursing

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Mary O'Neill Mundinger, BSN, MA, DrPH, FAAN, is the Edward M. Kennedy Professor of Health Policy and Dean Emeritus CUSN, and former Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University, USA. Dean Mundinger led Columbia University School of Nursing (CUSN) for more than 25 years, from a state of near demise to a state of national status as one of the premier schools of nursing in the US. She was instrumental in establishing CUSN's DNP program as a model of advanced clinical practice and its graduates as recognised primary care providers. Dr. Mundinger has been the PI, Co-PI, or Project Director for more than $5M in funded research. She is the recipient of two AJN Book of the Year Awards (1981 for Autonomy in Nursing and 1984 for Home Care Controversy). Dr. Mundinger has consulted with or has served on the Board of Directors for multiple health-related corporations, including Welch Allyn, Gentiva, United Health, and Cell Therapeutics. She is the founding President of the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR), has served as Member, the White House National Steering Committee on Health, and Director, World Health Organization Center for International Nursing Development of Advanced Practice, among others. Dr. Mundinger is the recipient of many awards, including: the NP of the Year award (Nurse Practitioner Journal); Member, The Institute of Medicine; Fellow, the NY Academy of Medicine; Fellow, American Academy of Nursing; Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Program, Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences; and Health Policy Staff Member, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780826169525
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9780826169525
  • weight: 463
  • ISBN10: 082616952X

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