2016.04.22 - Paving the Future of Nursing and Healthcare through Improvement Science (Kathleen Stevens)
From Margaret Celebrezze
Our keynote speaker is Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, MS, RN, ANEF, FAAN who will present Paving the Future of Nursing and Healthcare through Improvement Science. Dr. Stevens is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Director of the Improvement Science Network. She served as founding director of ACE-Center for Advancing Clinical Excellence 2000-2015, leading interprofessional efforts to advance evidence-based quality improvement and patient safety. Her federally funded activities emphasize healthcare transformation through scholarly work in the national Improvement Science Research Network, AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange, Institute of Medicine's report Preventing Medication Errors, and team performance improvement. Her achievements have been recognized with many honors including the Sigma Theta Episteme Laureate Award and induction into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.