QSEN 2.0: Deepening the Impact was the topic of the 2018 Elizabeth L. Kemble Lecture, held Monday, May 7 at the Carolina Inn. It was the second of two talks the Carolina Nursing community were treated to on Monday by Dr. Jane Barnsteiner, PhD and Dr. Joanne Disch.

The Kemble Lecture was established to honor the first dean of the UNC School of Nursing. Elizabeth L. Kemble is recognized for her pioneering work in establishing the first collegiate school of nursing in North Carolina and for her sustained contributions to nursing and nursing education.

The lecture is designed to bring outstanding specialists, educators, clinicians, researchers and directors to Chapel His for intellectual discussion of timely nursing issues.

Following the lecture, a reception was held to honor the retirement of Dr. Gwen Sherwood, Associate Dean for Global Initiatives. Dean Emerita Linda Cronenwett joined other colleagues in remarking on Gwen’s impressive career and her many contributions to the School of Nursing community. Dean Peragallo Montano, Executive Dean Wilmoth and Chair of the Faculty, Theresa Raphael-Grimm, then presented Gwen with the customary retirement gift: a chair bearing the University seal.

About the Speakers

Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN

Joanne Disch is Professor ad Honorem at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She received her BS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; her MSN in Cardiovascular Nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham; and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan.

Dr Disch served as chief nurse executive at two major medical centers, as interim dean at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, and as president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the American Academy of Nursing. She also served as a member and chair of the national board of AARP.  Currently she is Chair of the Board of Directors of Advocate Aurora Health Care, and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Chamberlain University.

Her research has centered on nurse/physician relationships and quality and safety within health care organizations. She was co-editor of Person and Family-Centered Care, an AJN Book of the Year. She has received a number of awards, including two from Sigma Theta Tau International, the Polly Bednash  Lectureship Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing; the President’s Award from the American Academy of Nursing; and the Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Wisconsin.

Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Jane Barnsteiner is Professor Emerita at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing and Editor for Translational Research and Quality Improvement for the American Journal of Nursing.  She has served as a Magnet Hospital appraiser since 2006. She is internationally recognized as a leader in quality, safety, and evidence-based practice.

Jane was one of the developers of the Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) initiative and is co-editor of the text: Quality and Safety in Nursing: A Competency Based Approach to Improving Outcomes (2012, 2nd edition 2017), published by Wiley. She is also co-editor of the book Person and Family Centered Care published by Sigma Theta Tau, International in April, 2014.  Both books received AJN book of the year awards.

She has been honored for her work with the Eastern Nursing Research Society Distinguished Researcher Award and the Sigma Theta Tau International Dorothy Garrigus Adams Award for Excellence in Fostering Professional Standards, the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania, the Alumni Award for Distinguished Leadership from the School of Nursing.

Dr. Barnsteiner received her diploma from Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, BSN and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and a PhD from the University of Michigan.

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