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 lead 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 200 undergraduate students.
Her work has been presented at the National League of Nursing Education Summit 2019 and a forthcoming book on Innovations in Nursing Education (Spring 2020). Last year she completed her yoga nurse certification and launched Podclair, a hyper-local podcast about residents in Montclair, NJ that uses storytelling to promote empathy and community cohesion. 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 Director of Strategic Design at Hourglass Education Technology Solutions, where she develops holistic technology that supports both teachers and learners to meet their educational goals.