Maximizing Nursing Education and Healthcare Impact through Innovative Academic-Practice Partnerships

Aired on November 13, 2014

Webinar Overview

This Webinar will provide a description of the evolution of an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University College of Nursing and The Ohio State University Health System. The processes of forging a strong alliance will be discussed, including impact and positive outcomes of the initiatives.

This Webinar is hosted by the Academic-Practice Partnership Initiative. For more information on the Academic-Practice Partnership Initiative, visit

NOTE: This Webinar is open to everyone including non-members, communities of interest, practice representatives, and AACN member schools including deans, faculty, staff and students.

Webinar Speakers

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN
Associate Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine
The Ohio State University

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk is the Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, and Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. She also is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at OSU’s College of Medicine. Dr. Melnyk is a pediatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and is a nationally/ internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research and child and adolescent mental health. Her record includes over 19 million dollars of sponsored funding from federal agencies as principal investigator and over 210 publications. Dr. Melnyk is an elected fellow of the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and served a four-year term on the United States Preventive Services Task Force and currently serves as a member of the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Behavioral Health Measures Committee, the National Institutes of Health’s National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Best Practices Workgroup. Dr. Melnyk also serves as editor of the journal, Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing, and is a board member of U.S. Healthiest, the National Guideline Clearinghouse and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC). Dr. Melnyk has received numerous national and international awards from such organizations as Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Nurses Association, the Midwest Nursing Research Society, the NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. She also has been recognized as an Edge Runner twice by the American Academy of Nursing.

Mary Nash, PhD, RN
Chief Nurse Executive, OSU Health System
Associate Vice President, Health Sciences
Assistant Dean, College of Nursing
The Ohio State University

Mary Glatus Nash is the Chief Nurse Executive/ Associate Vice President for Health Sciences at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She is also an Assistant Dean at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She is nationally recognized as a Nurse Executive Leader and has been a Magnet Appraiser since the beginning of the Magnet Program Designation in 1995. Dr. Nash has been a Chief Nursing Officer for over 25 years in a number of Academic Medical Centers and an appraiser at over 40 Magnet Hospitals in the United States and internationally. Dr. Nash has contributed to numerous book chapters and articles ranging from transformational leadership, patient satisfaction, and quality of nursing care. She is currently on the editorial board for Nursing Management. Dr. Nash is an elected fellow in the American College of Nursing and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She attended the Johnson and Johnson Wharton Nurse Fellowship Program in 1985 and served on the AONE Board of Directors and AONE committees for several years. Dr. Nash received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Northern Michigan University in 1994, and has numerous honors and awards including Top Ten Business Women Birmingham Business Journal; Most Powerful Women in Alabama: Business Alabama; Alabama Nurses Association “Nurse Executive of the Year” Award; Top 100 in Health Care “Who’s Who in Health Care Alabama;” UAB Annual Outstanding Women of the Year Award; The University of Michigan Who’s Who among Students; Nightingale Award for Nursing, Oakland University; Outstanding Nurse Administrator Award-Michigan Nurses Association; and most recently honored as a Columbus Women’s Book recipient. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society-Lambda Chapter, the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, and Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives.

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