The Fellowship can provide a toolkit and support system to help engineer innovative nursing curriculum, and how to best deliver and scale it.
Joanna has worked in kidney transplantation for over a decade at #1-ranked institutions in New York and New Jersey. First as a nurse coordinator and later as a nurse informaticist where she implemented Epic electronic medical records and led quality improvement. Exposed to design thinking through a Master’s series at Stanford’s d.school, she taught New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing’s first course in design thinking to graduate nurse informatics students starting in 2017. She went on to become a design thinking lead in 2018-2019 for an Alex and Rita Hillman grant to integrate design thinking into an accelerated undergraduate nursing curriculum, which has so far reached over 400 undergraduate students.
Her work has been presented at the National League of Nursing Education Summit and published in Innovative Strategies for Teaching Nursing and The Rebel Nurse Handbook. To nurture a beginner’s mind and embody the “nurses are everywhere” philosophy, her roles have included podcasting, yoga nursing, community design, and, most recently, online education design strategy. She is a founding member of the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders (SONSIEL) and is pursuing an interdisciplinary doctorate in education with a concentration in organizational change. She is currently the project lead for Nurses You Should Know, a year-long online initiative designed to narrow the representation gap of nurses of color. Her goal is to leverage nursing education as a springboard that equips the next generation of nurses with the tools of creative confidence, self-care, tech competence, and equity and inclusion.