Page 18 The Florida Nurse June 2017 Members in the News Book Review Diane Andrews, PhD, RN, associate professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Nursing, has been elected to serve as secretary and bylaws chair of CGEAN; formerly known as the Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing. The council is dedicated to advancing leadership education and research for undergraduate and graduate nurses. As secretary, she will serve as the board liaison to communication task forces, and serve as corresponding and recording secretary at meetings. As chair of the Bylaws, she will review and provide recommendations Diane Andrews for changes to the organization’s bylaws. Dr. Andrews has been a member of CGEAN since 2011 and most recently served as cochair of the planning committee for the biennial International Nursing Administration Research Conference. Norma Conner, PhD, RN, associate dean for academic excellence and associate professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Nursing, has been elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in Nursing (FNAP). Dr. Conner was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow for her academic achievements in nursing education and research as well as her leadership in the profession. Representing 14 different health professions, the National Academies of Practice is the only interdisciplinary group of health care practitioners Norma Conner and scholars dedicated to promoting quality health care through cooperative advocacy, practice, education and research. Dr. Conner was formally inducted during a ceremony at the academy’s annual meeting and forum that took place on March 18, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Simulation expert, Laura Gonzalez, PhD, ARNP, CNS, CHSE, clinical assistant professor at the University of Central Florida, College of Nursing, has been elected for a second term as vice president of programs of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL). The INACSL is a community of more than 1,500 members in 13 countries dedicated to improving patient safety through excellence in health care simulation. As the vice president of programs, Dr. Gonzalez oversees the creation and implementation of the organization’s professional development and educational opportunities. You’ve earned your dream job. We’ll help you find it at nursingALD.com Your free online resource for nursing jobs, research, and events. Laura Gonzalez Leadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse: The Future of a Changing Healthcare Environment AUTHORS: Diane K. Whitehead , EdD, RN, ANEF Patricia Dittman , PhD, MSN, CDE Denise McNulty , DNP, MSN, RN-BC, ARNP No matter what position nurses aspire to be in, nurses are called to be leaders. In this ever-changing healthcare environment, it is more important than ever that we educate nursing students to be leaders as well as encourage our current nurses to engage in lifelong learning so that they can enhance their leadership skills. Leadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse: The Future of a Changing Healthcare Environment is a book written for nurses and nursing students at all levels with a special focus on Advanced Practice Nurses. Unit I explores the foundations of leadership, including theories, frameworks, workplace leadership challenges, and policy and regulation leadership issues. Unit II explores leadership within the business of health care including economic and fiscal leadership, quality, safety, and leading with a nursing focus. Unit III focuses on the individual leadership development of self and helping others to develop as leaders. Unit III features three innovations – The Journey to Psychological Empowerment, The Journey to Self-leadership, and The Journey to a Culture of Excellence which were created by Dr. Denise McNulty to assist nurses in developing self (on an individual level) and the teams they lead (on a departmental and/or organizational level). Chapter 7 includes a special focus on self-care for nurses! This is timely given that the American Nurses Association (ANA) has designated 2017 as the Year of the Healthy Nurse! The book also includes leadership vignettes which depict the experiences of several dynamic and inspiring leaders who share their unforgettable experiences and “lessons learned.” Instructors upon adoption of the book will have access to a digital e-book, PowerPoints, learning activities and self-assessments. FNA Nursing Research SIG The Florida Nurses Association Nursing Research Special Interest Group in inviting you to participate in the 2017 Third Annual Evidence-Based Practice and Research Conference scheduled on July 15, 2017 at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, FL. Please visit www. floridanurse.org for more information.
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