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Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship: 2023-2024 Cohort

Meet the 10 teams that formed the 2023-2024 Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship cohort. The teams represented geographically diverse areas across the US, and came from large and small health systems as well as stand-alone hospitals and public health systems in urban and rural locations.
Jeannette Bronsord, BSN, MSN, DNP & Ena Williams, PhD, MBA, RN, CENP, Yale New Haven Hospital
Professional Fulfillment for Clinical Nurses
Yale New Haven Hospital
Jeannette Bronsord, MSN, DNP
Executive Director Surgical Services

Ena Williams, PhD, MBA, RN, CENP
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
    Johnson & Johnson Nursing Innovation Fellowship 2023 cohort: Salvacion Francisco, EdD, OL, MSN, RN & Noreen B. Brennan, PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC, James J. Peters Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Safety in the Emergency Department
    James J. Peters Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Salvacion Francisco, EdD, OL, MSN, RN
    Deputy Chief Nursing Executive

    Noreen B. Brennan, PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC
    Chief Nurse Executive
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    How to ensure equity in continuing education for North Carolina's public health nurses
    North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
    Dr. Susan Haynes Little, DNP, RN, CPHN, PHNA-BC, CPH, CPM, FAAN
    Chief Public Health Nursing Officer

    Lindsay Novacek, DNP, RN, CPHN
    Director of Nursing Continuing Education
    Aaron Possin, MSN & Vickie Swanson, MSN, Olympic Medical Center
    Heathcare Team Biases in the Emergency Department
    Olympic Medical Center
    Aaron Possin, MSN
    Emergency Department Director

    Vickie Swanson, MSN
    Chief Nursing Officer
    Tracy Methered, MBA-HCM, BSN RN & Amy Thomas, MSN, APRN, FNP, Hawaii Pacific Health System
    Workforce shortages for Medical-Surgical unit nurses
    Hawai'i Pacific Health
    Tracy Methered, MBA-HCM, BSN RN
    Director of Clinical Informatics

    Amy Thomas, MSN, APRN, FNP
    System Chief Nurse Executive
      Charlene Eltman, MSN, RN, RN-BC & Colleen Mallozzi, MBA, RN, Jefferson Health System
      Critical nationwide shortage of nurses and support staff and the need to evolve your care team model
      Jefferson Health System
      Charlene Eltman, MSN, RN, RN-BC
      Associate Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

      Colleen Mallozzi, MBA, RN
      Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
      Jill M. Wegener, RN, MSN & Kara Dyer-Dombroski, RN, MSN
      The transition from hospital to home for families with medically complex children
      Blythedale Children’s Hospital
      Jill M. Wegener, RN, MSN
      Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, and Patient Care Services

      Kara Dyer-Dombroski, RN, MSN
      Nursing Director of the Pediatric, Adolescent & Traumatic Brain Injury Unit
      Peggy Norton-Rosko, DNP, RN, NEA-BC & Dawn Vollers, MSN, RN, NEABC, Trinity Health
      Retention of new graduate nurses
      Trinity Health
      Peggy Norton-Rosko, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
      Regional Chief Nursing Officer

      Dawn Vollers, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
      Regional Director for the Center of Professional Practice & Development
      Dr. Lya Stroupe, BSN, MSN, DNP & Melanie M. Heuston, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, West Virginia University Health System
      Promoting nursing to high school students
      West Virginia University Health System
      Dr. Lya Stroupe, DNP, APRN, CPNP, NEA-BC
      Director of Nursing Professional Practice and Education

      Melanie M. Heuston, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
      Inaugural Chief Nurse Executive
        Johnson & Johnson Nursing Innovation Fellowship 2023 cohort: Natalie Baggio, MBA, BSN, RN & Sandra Plank, DNP, CNOR, NPD-BC, Corewell Health
        Relevant and actionable communication between nurse managers and nurses
        Corewell Health South
        Dr. Natalie Baggio, DNP, MBA, BSN, RN
        Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Executive, South Region

        Dr. Sandi Plank, DNP, CNOR, NPD-BC
        Senior Director Clinical Education, Talent Development & Resiliency
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