Anna C Alt-White

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Academic-practice partnerships are an important mechanism to strengthen nursing practice and help nurses become well positioned to lead change and advance health. Through implementing such partnerships, both academic institutions and practice settings will formally address the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing Committee.(More)
CONTEXT Nurse staffing is not the same across an entire hospital. Nursing care is delivered in geographically-based units, with wide variation in staffing levels. In particular, staffing in intensive care is much richer than in nonintensive care acute units. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of in-hospital patient mortality with registered nurse(More)
The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science aims to "facilitate and recognize life-long nursing science career development" as an important part of its mission. In light of fast-paced advances in science and technology that are inspiring new questions and methods of investigation in the health sciences, the Council for the Advancement of Nursing(More)
The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science aims to "facilitate and recognize life-long nursing science career development" as an important part of its mission. In light of fast-paced advances in science and technology that are inspiring new questions and methods of investigation in the health sciences, the Council for the Advancement of Nursing(More)
In 2007, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established the VA Nursing Academy (VANA), a 5-year, $60-million pilot program funding 15 partnerships between schools of nursing and local VA health care facilities nationwide, to expand nursing faculty, enhance clinical faculty development, increase nursing student enrollment, and promote educational(More)
Regardless of the age of the potential subjects, three conditions constitute informed consent: freedom to decide, clear information, and decision-making capacity. Numerous factors associated with the aging process affect elders' abilities to fulfill all of these conditions; however, as research involving the elderly increases, researchers must act(More)
Healthcare faces an unprecedented perfect storm, a convergence of massive and disruptive forces requiring transformational change if healthcare institutions are to survive in the open competitive market. Successful entities will embrace healthcare reform despite fiscal challenges, while reducing costs, improving efficiencies, and being more accountable for(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the role of provider coordination on nurse manager and physician perceptions of care quality, while controlling for organizational factors. Findings indicated that nurse-nurse coordination was positively associated with nurse manager perceptions of care quality; neither physician-physician nor physician-nurse(More)
A computerized nurse careplanning system (CNCP) was implemented on two nursing units of the Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC. This pretest, post-test experimental study sought to determine the effects of implementing this system on selected nursing care activities and associated patient outcomes. Effects on outcomes of job satisfaction, use(More)
Clinical research with critically ill patients presents numerous ethical issues affecting patients' well-being, research integrity, and nursing practice. Key findings from a survey of critical care nurses' perceptions about research ethical issues in these settings indicated that nurses encounter ethical issues about which they have limited knowledge and(More)