Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Implementation Research Program Focuses on Hospital Staff Nurses

Leadership development is important at all levels of nursing, especially when it can contribute directly to improved patient care. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Clinical Scene Investigator Academy (CSI) gives critical care nurses the opportunity to learn leadership skills and become change agents by developing, managing, and sharing quality improvement initiatives in their hospitals.

NurseZone.com reports that seven Pennsylvania hospitals were recently selected to participate in this important initiative that is an expansion of a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: the Bi-State Nursing Innovation Center in Kansas City, Mo. 

The seven Pennsylvania hospitals will each receive a $10,000 grant from AACN. They are: Abington Memorial Hospital; Fox Chase Cancer Center; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Lankenau Medical Center; Lehigh Valley Health Network; Penn Medicine-Pennsylvania Hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

The AACN CSI Academy also has projects in Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Texas. Over the next three years, AACN will invest $1.25 million to fund implementation of the program.

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