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34th Annual Distinguished Lecture in Nursing
Start Date: 11/13/2012Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 11/13/2012End Time: 9:00 PM
Event Description
College of Nursing 34th Annual Distinguished Lecture in Nursing- Framing the future of nursing in higher education: urgency for action

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Villanova Room, Connelly Center

Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Dean and Professor, Goldfarb School of Nursing, Barnes Jewish College; Vice President, BJC Healthcare, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Bleich was on the committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that produced the groundbreaking report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2010). The report calls upon nurses to take a greater leadership role in our increasingly complex health care system.

Dr. Bleich is the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Dean and Professor at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College and Vice President, BJC Healthcare in St. Louis, MO. He is the former Dean and the Dr. Carol A. Lindeman Distinguished Professor of Nursing at Oregon Health and Science University. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Dr. Bleich has held additional positions in academic administration at Mount Senario College and the University of Kansas, where he was Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs in the School of Nursing and Chair for the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Medicine. He has held Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles in acute care and academic-service settings in Wisconsin, Nebraska and Kansas. Additionally, he has experience as a healthcare and academic consultant, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Bleich’s interest areas include workforce issues and trends, academic-service partnership and clinical enterprise development, leadership and strategic development, clinical systems design, and complexity science dynamics. He is an author and speaker on a variety of topics relevant to health career and systems issues. He serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Nursing Education and the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing and is a reviewer for several other nursing journals.

Dr. Bleich was a Fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program (2000 – 2003), a 1996 Fellow in the Johnson & Johnson/Wharton School of Business nurse executive program, and was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2006. He holds memberships in the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Nurses’ Association, and Sigma Theta Tau. Honors include receiving the honorary nursing alumna award from the University of Kansas, being named a “Friend” of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and the Nebraska “Nurse of the Year.” He was appointed to the Joint Commission’s Nursing Advisory Committee, the AAMC/AACN Lifelong Learning Invitational Work Group, the Robert Wood Johnson Wisdom at Work task force, AACN’s Clinical Nurse Leader Task Force and numerous other councils and working groups.

Co-sponsored by the Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International — nursing’s honor society.
Location Information:
Villanova University Main Campus - Connelly Center
Room: Villanova Room
Contact Information:
Name: Louisa Zullo
Phone: 610-519-4930
Email: louisa.zullo@villanova.edu
Dr. Michael Bleich
Other Details:
Villanova Room, Connelly Center

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