Board Members

Strategic Board Members

Gail Armstrong 
DNP, ACNS-BC, CNE

Professor, Assistant Dean of the DNP Program
Oregon Health & Science University

Teri Chenot
Ed.D., MS, M.Ed., MSN, RN, CCE, FNAP, FAAN

Associate Professor, Keigwin School of Nursing
Department Chair, Healthcare Quality and Safety Programs 
Jacksonville University 

Patricia Patrician
PhD, RN, FAAN

Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor,  
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Rebecca “Suzie” Miltner
PhD, RN, CNL, NEA-BC

Associate Professor 
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing
Director of Practice and Clinical Partnerships

Rebecca Patton 
MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN

Lucy Jo Atkinson Scholar in Perioperative Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University

Marianne Baernholdt
PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and Professor
UNC School of Nursing


QSEN Advisers

Amy Barton, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean  of Clinical and Community Affairs, University of Colorado Denver


Jan Boller, PhD, RN
Director of  DNP Program, Western University of Health sciences


Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Executive Director, American Nurses Credentialing Center


Denise Hirst, MSN, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Paula Jarzemsky, MS, RN
Clinical Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Mary Joan D. Ladden, PhD, RN, FAAN
Assistant Professor & Director of Achieving Competence Today (ACT), Harvard Medical School


Wendy Madigosky, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor & Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum Director, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Kathy Mcguinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ
Director of Special Projects, American Association of Colleges of Nursing


Deborah Morris Nadzam, PhD, RN, BB, FAAN
Senior Consultant and Project Director, CMS Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network


Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean of Academic affairs & Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Mamta Singh, MD, MS
Director  of Patient Based Programs & Assistant Professor  in General Internal Medicine, VA/ Case Western Reserve University


Elaine Taglianeri, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN
Professor, Community College of Philadelphia

Emeritus Board Members

Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, University of Pennsylvania


Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean & Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN
Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota


Pam M. Ironside, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Research in Nursing Education, Indiana University


Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean & Professor, George Washington University


Linda Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN
Senior Associate Dean & Professor, Vanderbilt University


Nancy Spector, PhD, RN
Director of Regulatory Innovations, National Council of State Boards of Nursing


Other National organizations Strategic Initiatives QSEN membership

Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Patient Safety Foundation  National Steering Committee for Patient Safety

Representative: Dr. Teri Chenot

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AAMC Integrating Quality Steering committee to advance Quality and Patient Safety Competencies

Representative: Dr. Mary Dolansky

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Macy Foundation

Conference Summary: Improving Environments for Learning in the Health Professions
Representative: Dr. Mary Dolansky

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ACGME- Clinical Learning Environments and patient safety

Representative: Dr. Marianne Baernholdt

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American Academy of Nurses, Expert Panel on Quality Health Care

Representaives: Dr. Teri Chenot, Dr. Patricia Patrician, Dr. Mary Dolansky, Dr. Marianne Baernholdt

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Advisory Board Member, American Nurses Association, Center for Ethics and Human Rights (CEHR)

Representative: Dr. Teri Chenot

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ACGME – The Program Director Patient Safety and Quality (PDPQ) Educators Network

Representative: Dr. Suzie Miltner

Link coming soon