All About Nursing explains how nurses play a significant role in providing healthcare in multiple care settings. You will be able to hear from some of these key nurses who work in practice, academia and other practice settings. There are many different kinds of roles nurses have to choose from which makes it a great profession to work in. Additionally you will hear about challenges nurses are engaged in as healthcare continues to experience an unprecedented need to decrease costs and improve outcomes. Innovative ways nurses are addressing some key healthcare issues will also be shared. Dr. Joyce Batcheller is an Executive Nurse Advisor with The Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Professionals for AMN Healthcare and is responsible for the development and delivery of two Chief Nursing Officer Academies: CNO Academy I, which was developed for new and aspiring CNOs and CNO Academy II, which was developed for experienced CNOs. Dr. Batcheller holds the position of adjunct professor for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas and serves as a consultant and educator for the Nursing Knowledge Center. Dr. Batcheller is an innovative healthcare leader known for her ability to transform nursing and improve patient outcomes. She inspires nurses and other healthcare professionals to reach their full potential. One of Dr. Batcheller’s unique talents is her ability to create a compelling vision to engage, empower, and stimulate innovation among her peers. Having served as a Chief Nursing Officer for more than 19 years in one of the largest healthcare providers in Central Texas, she has extensive experience in leading large system changes within a complex multi-hospital organization. She created and implemented a system-wide shared governance model and led a pilot site for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Institute of Healthcare Improvement – Transforming Care at the Bedside Project. During her tenure, nine of these system hospitals achieved American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification — four were Magnet®-certified and five were Pathway to Excellence®-certified. Dr. Batcheller has specialized in chief nursing officer on-boarding and authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on the subject. She is an innovative health care leader who is highly sought for speaking engagements nationally and is a holder of a Fundamentals of Magnet® certificate. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock.
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