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Realizing the Future of Nursing : VA Nurses Tell Their Story.

Author: Department of Veteran Affairs Nurses; Veterans Affairs Dept (U S ); Veterans Health Administration (U S ); Cathy Rick; Phyllis Beck Kritek
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : United States Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 2015.
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This remarkable compilation of stories and experiences described by 145 VA nurses, physicians, and associated healthcare staff; and community partners in both academia and business, provides an extraordinary view into the nation's largest healthcare system. There are many moving narratives that focus on specific innovations designed to improve the quality and safety of Veteran care from the ""headquarters""  Read more...
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Nurses, Department of Veteran Affairs.
Realizing the Future of Nursing: VA Nurses Tell Their Story.
Washington, D.C. : United States Dept. of Veterans Affairs, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Department of Veteran Affairs Nurses; Veterans Affairs Dept (U S ); Veterans Health Administration (U S ); Cathy Rick; Phyllis Beck Kritek
ISBN: 9780160930270 0160930278
OCLC Number: 987776619
Notes: Darcy Mortimer, Michiele Schrieber, and Salena Wright-Brown.
Description: 1 online resource (809 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Dedication; Contributing Authors; Table of Contents; Tables and Figures; Acknowledgements; Foreword: Donna Shalala, PhD, President, University of Miami; Part 1: Strategic Innovation, Creating the Future of Nursing; Introduction: VA Nurses and Their Stories in Context; Introduction Part 1: The Why and How of This Book; Phyllis Beck Kritek; Introduction Part 2: Creating Context: Where the Story of VA Nursing Emerged; Larry Rivers and Cathy Rick; Introduction Part 3: Creating Context: VA Nursing as a National Resource; Phyllis Beck Kritek. Chapter 1: Strategic Approaches and Robust Communication: Key Ingredients for the Future of Nursing to Advance Health and Lead ChangeCathy Rick; Chapter 2: Structure, Form, and Process within a Shared Governance Framework; James L. Harris; Chapter 3: Transformational Leadership: The VA Nurse Leaders' Journey; Kathleen Chapman, Gregory Eagerton and Kimberly Radant; Part 2: Acting Strategically to Innovate, Demonstrating the Future of Nursing; Key Message 1: Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training. Chapter 4: Transforming the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Role and Policy in the Veterans Health AdministrationMarthe Moseley; 4.1: From RN to NP: How the VA Helped Me to Achieve My Dreams; Colleen Walsh-Irwin; 4.2: Knocking Down the Barriers and Letting the Sunshine In; Mary Lee Pakieser, Yvette Marie Petti, and Rose Birkmeier; 4.3: Full Practice Authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses throughout Veterans Health Administration; Penny Kaye Jensen and Suzanne Thorne-Odem; Chapter 5: Integrating the Clinical Nurse Leader Role in the VA System. Marjory Williams, Alice Avolio and Karen M. Ott5.1: The VA CNL as a Transformational Leader; Susan Resti; 5.2: The Amazing Role of the Clinical Nurse Leader: Champion of Versatility in a Veteran's Hospital; Frances Zarella; 5.3: VA CNL Leadership --
Journey from Novice to Expert; Lorraine R. Kaack; 5.4: AIM Collaborative: Clinical Nurse Leaders and Clinical Nurse Managers Working Together; Kimberly Kirkpatrick, Michelle Rhoney, Jamie Connelly and Alice Avolio; 5.5: CNL Partnership for Improvement: Rapid Recovery Ambulation Program; LaDonna Adkins & Rosa Colon; 5.6: The CNL: A Lean Practitioner. Jamie GilliamChapter 6: Expanding the Primary Care RN Care Manager and RN Case Manager Roles in VA Care Program; Storm Morgan, Donna C. Vogel, Patricia Hryzak Lind, Joanne M. Shear, Amy Smith, Jeannette Richardson and Michael Bethel; 6.1: Creating a Culture of Team-Based, Patient-Centered Primary Care: Expanding RN Roles; Michael Bethel; 6.2: Developing a New Position: Creating Your Own Path; Janice Morey Pedersen and Jacqueline Andersen; 6.3: Mentoring Mid-Career RNs; Janice Morey Pedersen; 6.4: Increasing the Number of Baccalaureate Prepared Registered Nurses.

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This remarkable compilation of stories and experiences described by 145 VA nurses, physicians, and associated healthcare staff; and community partners in both academia and business, provides an extraordinary view into the nation's largest healthcare system. There are many moving narratives that focus on specific innovations designed to improve the quality and safety of Veteran care from the ""headquarters"" perspective. In addition, individual VA staff shared their unique experiences from the ""field"" perspective. Taken together, these create a powerful picture of remarkable commitment an.

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