Creative Solutions to Enhance Nursing Quality serves as a resource to guide
institutions through the Magnet journey, providing valuable information and
insights that may actually hasten the Magnet designation process by enabling
institutions to appropriately and thoroughly evaluate possible solutions.
Each creative solution entry begins with a narrative description of the creative solution and the environment in which it was developed, a summary of how it was originally used to enhance quality, and its overall efficacy in meeting its purpose. The next section provides the nurse leader with the essential ingredients and step-by-step instructions for the implementation of the creative solution including a timeline, noting specific anticipated milestones. Finally, there is a brief discussion of how to adapt the creative solution to certain environments along with advice on how to achieve enculturation.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Creativity and Innovation
Chapter 2 Structures, Processes, and People for Nursing Quality
Chapter 3 Project Development and Implementation
Chapter 4 Motivation, Buy-In, and Enculturation
Chapter 5 Measuring Outcomes
Chapter 6 Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 7 Involving Everyone in Research
Chapter 8 Turning Nurses into Writers
Chapter 9 Institutionalizing Nursing Autonomy and Professional Development
Chapter 10 What Now?
About the Author(s)
Bruce Alan Boxer, PhD, MBA, RN, CPHQ-Director of Quality/Magnet Program Director, South Jersey Healthcare, Vineland, New Jersey
Bruce Alan Boxer has spent over a decade in nursing as both a staff nurse and a nurse leader. In his current role as Director of Quality at a New Jersey-based Healthcare System, he works with nurse leaders to creatively solve problems and implement solutions to achieve the best effects possible. His educational credentials are impeccable, earning a Master of Arts in Health Education, a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration, and a Doctorate in Health Studies/Public Health from Temple University in Philadelphia, which provide both the knowledge and skills necessary to create and author this volume. As a subscriber to the process of lifelong learning, he is currently enrolled in a Master of Science in Nursing program at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA. He is also certified as a Healthcare Quality Professional by the National Association for Healthcare Quality. He lectures frequently on healthcare management topics and is currently adjunct faculty in both the Nursing and Business Administration departments at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a frequent contributor to Nursing Management Journal and has contributed to the Journal of Emergency Nursing, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, and Nursing Forum.
Ellen Boxer Goldfarb, MSN, CRNP-Cardiology Nurse Practitioner, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ellen M. Boxer Goldfarb also has more than 10 years of experience as a staff nurse and nurse leader. Achieving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, she is seen as a clinical expert within the nursing profession. She has held many leadership roles in her nursing career; in nursing management, research and nursing education. She is currently a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at an academic medical center in Philadelphia, PA. As a certified registered nurse practitioner, she is called upon daily to provide clinical expertise in solving patient care dilemmas. In this role, she also works closely with nursing staff and management to evaluate and improve patient care. She is currently creating evidence based guidelines and on-line order sets for the Cardiology Division of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. She previously served as an adjunct faculty in Nursing Education at Thomas Jefferson University. She is also a frequent contributor to Nursing Management Journal and has experience in writing and has edited a medical textbook chapter.