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The Clemson University Academy of Nursing for Excellence in Design presents: Research and Publication – Making it Happen!

The workshop is free to those who would like to learn more about research writing and publishing. This event is in lieu of the 2020 NHDC conference which has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workshop participants will have access to the asynchronous learning modules beginning July 11, which will include pre-recorded videos from each facilitator along with additional resources and a discussion board that will be periodically moderated by the facilitators. Each registrant will also have the opportunity to participate in a live webinar with the facilitators via Zoom on July 31 where they will have the opportunity to receive expert advice for initiating their research project.

There will be five learning modules participants will have access to:

  • Pre-Research Planning - Define your topic area of interest; Identify where to find background information on your topic; Explain how to validate background information; Understand the difference between a research question and hypothesis
  • Using Research to Advance Healthcare Design - Understand the key terms and concepts in healthcare design research; Identify the steps typically used in a research process; Frame an empirical study using different research approaches and methodologies; Explain how to turn a research question into a research proposal
  • Writing for Publication: Tips and hints from an Editors Perspective - Organize thoughts into a mind map for a publishable manuscript; Identify which content can be presented in graphic form or in Tables and Figures; Explain the importance of the peer review process; Discuss 2 tips that will facilitate acceptance of a manuscript for publication
  • Hot Topics: A Review from HERD - Identify the levels of Evidence Based Design; Understand the purpose and method for a Systematic Review of the literature; Discuss patient care units and the articles recently published in the HERD Journal; Discuss centralized nurse stations and decentralized nurse stations based on recent articles in the HERD Journal; Understand how design can improve fall prevention based on recent publications in the HERD Journal; Identify additional topics that have been of interest in HERD
  • Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry - Identify characteristics of academic research and industry practices and the intersection between the two; Incorporate key evidence-based research into decision-based design for your next project; Evaluate through post-occupancy, or other evaluation methods, the success or barriers to improving outcomes through design.

After the course opens, participants will have the opportunity to purchase CEUs. The workshop has been approved for six nursing CEUs by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Registration closes July 24.

  • Workshop Schedule and Facilitators

    WHAT: Research and Publication - Making it Happen! Learning Modules
    WHEN:
    Beginning July 11, 2020 the online platform will be open for participants to access the learning modules
    WHERE:
    Canvas

    *Please note, you will be sent a link to the workshop online platform closer to the opening date, and CEUs for Nursing, AIA, and EDAC will be available for purchase once the online workshop is opened on July 11. The cost will be a flat fee of $50 for CEU


    WHAT: Research and Publication - Making it Happen! Live Webinar
    WHEN: July 31, 2020 at 12 p.m. EST
    WHERE: Zoom

    Paticipants will be sent a Zoom invite closer to the webinar.


    Facilitators:

    Jaynelle Stichler, DNS, RN, NEA-BC, EDAC, FACHE, FAAN – Professor Emerita of Nursing, San Diego State and Co-Editor, HERD Journal

    Jaynelle Stichler is a founding Co-Editor of Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) journal; a Research Consultant for the Sharp HealthCare Center of Nursing Excellence; Professor Emerita of Nursing at San Diego State University; and a Fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has extensive experience in the healthcare design industry as a healthcare executive and nurse consultant, working with hospitals both nationally and internationally. She is a founding member of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design. Dr. Stichler is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent presenter at national and international healthcare conferences.

    Dina Battisto, Ph.D., M.S., M.Arch, B.Arch – Associate Professor In Architecture + Health, School of Architecture, Clemson University

    Dina Battisto is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Clemson University where she teaches fluidly across the professional degree program, the Architecture + Health Concentration, and the research degree programs. She is also the coordinator of the Built Environment and Health concentration area in the interdisciplinary Planning, Design and Built Environment Ph.D. Program in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. Dr. Battisto has been a principal investigator on numerous externally sponsored research grants and consulting projects. She has developed performance frameworks and investigative methodologies for measuring relationships between healthcare designs and outcomes. She has conducted single site facility performance assessments and cross-case comparisons in various hospitals and outpatient settings. Dr. Battisto is a recognized expert in the area of Post Occupancy Evaluations and has developed facility evaluation methodologies and modular toolkits for clients worldwide.

    Terri Zborowsky, Ph.D., EDAC – Research Specialist, HGA Architects & Engineers

    Terri Zborowsky, PhD, EDAC, is an Evidence-based Design Researcher at HGA Architects and Engineers, where she focuses on the intersection of user experience and human interaction within healthcare environments. She began her career as a registered nurse before completing a PhD in Interior Design. Zborowsky combines her first-hand experience of patient and caregiver needs with architectural concepts to develop exceptional spaces. She frequently presents her design and research studies at academic medical and healthcare conferences and has been published in HERD and other leading industry design journals. She has a Doctor of Philosophy in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota.

    Debbie Gregory, DNP, RN – Senior Clinical Consultant, SSR and Co-Editor, HERD Journal

    Debbie Gregory is a national leader in healthcare design, innovation, and transformation.  Debbie is the Co-Founder of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design. As a nurse executive and interior designer, she is passionate about “Intentional Design” that aligns People, Place, and Process. Currently, she serves as Senior Clinical Consultant for the Technology Planning Group at Smith, Seckman, Reid, Inc., a national engineering firm. She is also a Co-Editor of the Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) journal

     Susan O’Hara, PhD, MPH, RN, – Assistant Professor, Clemson University’s School of Nursing (SON)

    In the School of Nursing, O'Hara teaches community health nursing, and has a courtesy appointment in School of Architecture. Her clinical background is critical, emergent and cardiac surgical care as well as outpatient and home care. Her research has focused on the effect of inpatient ICU design on interprofessional team cognition; the role of simulation modeling on design; and adaptation of home environments for clients with clinical conditions. Her current research is focused on Macrocognition in the Health Care Built Environment (mHCBE) – how the layout of an ICU affects interprofessional cognitive adaptation to complexity, patient care quality and safety, and design. She is President and Founder of O’Hara Healthcare Consultants, LLC, specializing in architectural healthcare programming and design review for medical facilities and healthcare leadership.

 

There is also a conference LinkedIn page. Let’s continue the health care design conversations on LinkedIn in lieu of being able to meet in person. We look forward to seeing you online for our webinar and welcoming you to Greenville next year for our conference.

 Send any questions to nursingconference@clemson.edu.


2021 International Nursing Conference for Excellence in Healthcare Design

Thank you for your support of the 2nd International Nursing Conference for Excellence in Healthcare Design! It is with a heavy heart that we have to reschedule the 2020 conference. Given the global outbreak of COVID-19 and related health, travel, and financial concerns; the conference planning committee feels it’s in everyone’s best interest to postpone the conference until 2021.

Please save the date for July 11-13, 2021. The conference theme will remain the same – Local to Global: Research, Design and Solutions. The new abstract submission deadline is Monday, January 11, 2021. Please watch for our call for abstracts in the fall. We are sure many more abstracts will come out of this international crisis that will be valuable for our attendees next year. As the next months unfold, do consider what valuable research and lessons learned can be disseminated.

The second NHDC conference follows on the heels of a successful inaugural conference led by Clemson University School of Nursing Director Kathleen Valentine, School of Nursing Assistant Professor Susan O’Hara, and healthcare design researcher Debbie Gregory. The steering committee, comprised of all female nurse researchers in academia and industry, also co-founded the Clemson University Academy for Excellence in Design, which supports and leads the efforts of the conference.

Conference Mission

The mission of the conference is to:

  • Disseminate new knowledge obtained through research related to the effect of healthcare design on patient (family), provider and organizational outcomes
  • Identify best practices for nurse leadership in healthcare design
  • Stimulate innovation in healthcare design
  • Encourage interprofessional collaboration and engagement
  • Identify opportunities for nurse, patient/family input into safety improvements in healthcare design
  • Foster an inclusive platform for specialty design settings (global health, military health, integrative health, etc.) that expands and supports the role of nurse leaders in the design of specific specialty practices

Sponsorship and Conference Details (click once on links below to open)

  • 2021 Conference Keynote Speakers

    David AllisonDavid Allison, FAIA, FACHA, NCARB

    David Allison is an Alumni Distinguished Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health. His teaching, research and scholarship involve the study of relationships between health, healthcare and the built environment. He is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects [ACHA], serves on its Board of Regents and received its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. He was selected in 2007 as one of “Twenty Making a Difference” by Healthcare Design Magazine and identified again in 2009, 2010 and 2012 as “one of the most influential people in healthcare design.” Design Intelligence Magazine named him one of the nation's 30 Most Admired Design Educators in 2013-14 and again in 2019. He was also recognized as the Center for Health Design 2019 Changemaker.

    John maherJohn Maher

    John joined MASS in early 2014 and spent two and a half years working in MASS' Kigali office, and is now based in Chicago. John has led design teams on two hospital projects currently under construction in Rwanda, Munini and Nyarugenge District Hospitals, and most recently New Redemption Hospital in Caldwell, Liberia. John has managed and led design teams and consultants through complex projects in healthcare, education and community development across Africa, South Asia, and North America. John is a visiting professor at Washington University in St. Louis teaching design studios centered around community health in North St. Louis with a focus on community engagement. Prior to joining MASS, John was awarded two Public Service Center Fellowships from MIT for water, sanitation, and hygiene projects in Tamale, Ghana. John received his Master of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.

    Dr. Nathan J. McNeeseNathan J. McNeese

    Dr. Nathan J. McNeese is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Team Research Analytics in Computational Environments (TRACE) Research Group within the division of Human-Centered Computing in the School of Computing at Clemson University. His research interests focus on human-centered artificial intelligence (AI) and human-AI teaming. He currently serves on multiple international/societal program and technical committees, in addition to multiple editorial boards. He is a member of the National Academies of Science Panel on Human Factors Science, and previous member of the Army Research Lab HERD Technical Advisory Board. His research has received multiple best paper awards/nominations and has been published in peer-reviewed venues over 65 times. In addition, he has acquired over $8M in research funding from agencies such as NSF, ONR, AFOSR, and AHRQ.

    Tim porter o'gradayTim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS

    Tim Porter-O’Grady has been involved in health care for 48 years and has held roles from staff nurse to senior executive in a variety of health care settings. Tim is currently senior partner of an international healthcare consulting firm in Atlanta specializing in health futures, organizational innovation, conflict and change, as well as complex health service delivery models. He is noted for his work on professional governance models, clinical leadership, conflict, innovation, complex systems, and health futures. As Professor of Practice and leadership scholar at Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, he co-lead the implementation of the new Masters, PhD and DNP tracks in Health Innovation. He was also Clinical Professor and Leadership Scholar at the Ohio State University College of Nursing in the DNP program and is currently a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board and a clinical professor at Emory University, School Nursing, Atlanta, GA. Porter-O'Grady holds graduate degrees in clinical leadership, 2 earned doctorates; one in learning behavior and a second in organizational and systems leadership. In addition, he received a Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, from the Medical University of Ohio. He is multi-board certified as a nurse executive; and advanced practitioner (APRN-CNS) in gerontology, and as a board certified wound specialist. Tim is also certified by the Georgia Supreme Court’s Office of Dispute Resolution as a registered mediator and arbitrator. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and is a clinical Fellow in the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists. He practices in the Mercy Care Street Medicine Program in Atlanta.

    John ShakpehJohn Shakpeh

    John Kuoh Shakpeh is the Nursing Services Director at Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Previously he served as Nursing Administrator, and in his role managed nurses at the Seventh Day Adventist Cooper Hospital from 1992 – 1996. He served as operating theater supervisor from 2002 to 2006; Assistant Nursing Director from 2006 to 2015; and Nursing and Midwifery Director for the Redemption Hospital. John worked with UNOPS to design the Integrated Severe Infection Treatment Unit at Redemption Hospital following the Ebola outbreak and also worked with MASS Design to design the new Redemption hospital. John qualified as a professional Nurse from the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts 1984; and obtained Diploma in nurse anesthesia from the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mother Patern College of Health science 2012.

  • Additional Conference Information

    A featured panel on AI, Healthcare, Nursing, and Design will be held on July 13. The panel will be led by Nathan McNeese, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the Team Research Analytics in Computational Environments (TRACE) Research Group within the division of Human-Centered Computing in the School of Computing at Clemson University.

    The State of the Science panel will feature the following:

    Michelle TrottMichelle Trott

    Armed with a passion for healthcare architecture, coupled with a commitment to mentorship and community involvement, Michelle Trott has devoted her career to improving the well-being of the people who occupy the spaces and communities she designs.  Throughout her career, Michelle has produced consistent and significant contributions to healthcare through her work, and the study and implementation of the best healthcare design practices.  Her enthusiasm and passion are evident in every endeavor she takes on. Michelle is a LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt, and serves on numerous boards including RGHA TWIG, and the NYS Regional Code Board.  She is an active member of the AIA Rochester Chapter, and was recently selected to serve on the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Board as a leader in codes.Lori Stanley, DNP, MSM, R.N., NEA-BC, CENP

    Lori Stanley, DNP, MSM, R.N., NEA-BC, CENP

    Lori Stanley brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer at Greenville Memorial Medical Center and Vice Chair of Nursing Academics for Prisma Health- Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina. Clinically trained in adult critical care and emergency nursing, she has had the opportunity to hold various nursing leadership roles. Prior to her arrival to Greenville,  she served as CNO at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her experiences primarily have been served in the adult setting with seven years in the stand-alone children’s health care arena. She has had the pleasure to serve as the Director of Emergency Services for 5 distinct Emergency Departments in the State of Florida. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa, Dr. Stanley earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, a Masters in Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Florida State University. Her doctoral work focused on nurse staffing and patient acuity. She has had the pleasure to serve on several AONL committees as both chair and co-chair. She is certified as an Advanced Nurse Executive and Certified as an Executive in Nursing Practice. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, is a Past President of the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives, past president of the Tampa Bay Organization of Nurse Executives and has served as faculty with various colleges of nursing.

    Brenda McDermott, MSN, EDACBrenda McDermott, MSN, EDAC

    Brenda McDermott serves as the Clinical Lead, for the Defense Health Agency [DHA] Facilities Division. McDermott is responsible for developing and sustaining the DoD space planning criteria, space templates and the Space and Equipment Planning System (SEPS), and Appendix A Behavioral Health Design, of the UFC 4-510-01. Ms. McDermott represents DHA as a member of The Facility Guidelines Institute, Health Guidelines Revision Committee (2015 to present) and is on the Editorial Board of the HERD Journal. Prior to joining DHA in 2013, Ms. McDermott held the position of Senior Clinical Planner, at the U.S. Army Health Facilities Planning Agency for 11 years. With experience as a licensed family nurse practitioner, Ms. McDermott has provided clinical planning and design input on DoD projects throughout the U.S. and overseas, to include medical centers and hospitals, ambulatory care and surgery centers, behavioral health facilities, National Intrepid Centers of Excellence satellite clinics, dental, and veterinary facilities.

    Cathy Massey, RN, BSN, MSN, EDAC

    Cathy Massey is an experienced nurse with over 30 years acute and community operations and administrative experience working in healthcare, primarily pediatrics.  As Director of Health Facilities Space and Equipment Planning for Fraser Health Authority, she is accountable for providing leadership and strategic direction across Fraser Health for site capital and master planning, capital planning support, business case and feasibility study development, strategic planning principles and LEAN and workflow assessments.  Cathy is passionate about ensuring that the built environment supports high quality care and safety for both patients and staff. She is EDAC certified, a member of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design (NIHD) since 2015, and currently serving as NIHD President.

    Please check back for a more detailed schedule at a later date.

  • Conference Sponsors
  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    We have multiple sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact nursingconference@clemson.edu if you are interested in becoming a sponsor. Sponsorship payments may be made online.

    Diamond Level - $10,000 (2 sponsorship opportunities only)

    • Title Sponsor recognition of the opening reception
    • Inclusion of sponsor name on conference banner
    • Individualized recognition and opportunity for company representative to speak at the opening reception
    • Three prepaid conference registrations
    • Sponsor booth provided at both the opening reception and during the conference proceedings at the CU Nursing building
    • Recognition in program and conference proceedings
    • Sponsor’s name/logo on conference materials

     

    Platinum Level- $5,000 (10 sponsorship opportunities)

    • Sponsor booth provided at both the opening reception at the Westin Hotel ballroom and during the conference proceedings at the CU Nursing building
    • Two prepaid conference registrations
    • Recognition in program and conference proceedings
    • Sponsor’s name/logo on conference materials

     

    Gold - $3,000 (3 sponsorship opportunities)

    • Company name prominently displayed on the podium and first slide of one of three keynote speakers’ presentations
    • One prepaid conference registration
    • Recognition in program and conference proceedings
    • Sponsor’s name/logo on conference materials

     

    Silver - $1,500 (3 sponsorship opportunities)

    • Name/logo displayed at the buffet tables and on in-room screens for one of three open lunches with networking
    • Opportunity to display company business cards or promotional materials on the tables during lunch
    • Recognition in program and conference proceedings
    • Sponsor’s name/logo on conference materials

     

    Bronze - $750 (6 sponsorship opportunities)

    • Name/logo displayed on the table during one of six coffee/networking breaks during the conference OR individualized recognition at the beginning of a presentation. A Bronze sponsor may choose one presenter or panelist to sponsor.
    • Recognition in program and conference proceedings
    • Sponsor’s name/logo on conference materials 

     

    Other sponsorship opportunities

    • Student presenter registration ($195)
    • General contribution
  • Hotel Information
    • The hotel for the conference will be The Westin Poinsett located at 120 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601. There is also a complimentary airport shuttle to the hotel and complimentary shuttle service from the hotel to the conference venue. If you would like the airport shuttle to pick you up from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP), please mention this to the hotel at the time of your reservation. There is a room block for the conference. Click here to reserve your room. If you would like to stay at The Westin Poinsett outside of the conference dates, please directly contact Kristin Munafo at kristin.munafo@westingreenville.com
    • More information about the City of Greenville can be found here

     

  • The Clemson University Academy of Nursing for Excellence in Design and Conference Steering Committee

    Kathleen Valentine, Ph.D. MS, RNKathleen Valentine, Ph.D. MS, RN

    Dr. Valentine has been a leader in nursing with a focus on population health, rural sites, and diverse populations. Her scholarly focus has been centered on the study of human caring within healthcare systems and its relationship to cost, quality, and satisfaction outcomes. Dr. Valentine is currently leading research efforts in the re-design of healthcare services for the aging population in both rural and urban settings. She is also a founding member of the Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design.

    Susan O’Hara, Ph.D., MPH, RNSusan O’Hara, Ph.D., MPH, RN

    Susan O’Hara, PhD, MPH, RN is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. She was appointed following a post-doctoral faculty position with the Schools of Nursing and Architecture, and as a Clemson University School of Health Research embedded scholar. Dr. O’Hara provided critical, emergent, and outpatient care and management before founding O’Hara HealthCare Consultants, LLC. and has led teams of computer simulation engineers and architects planning over 40 health care design projects. Her current research is focused on Macrocognition in the Health Care Built Environment (mHCBE) – how the layout of an ICU affects interprofessional cognitive adaptation to com¬plexity, patient care quality and safety, and design; as well as the research around the relationship between community health nursing and home assessment. She is also a founding member of the Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design, the chair of the Inaugural International Nursing Conference for Excellence in Healthcare Design: History, Design, and Innovation conference (August 2019), and has led the development of the certificate program with David Allison, under the direction of Dr. Kathleen Valentine.

    Debbie Gregory, DNP, RNDebbie Gregory, DNP, RN

    Dr. Debbie Gregory is a national leader in healthcare design, innovation, and trans¬formation. As a nurse executive and interior designer, Dr. Gregory is passionate about “Intentional Design” that aligns People, Place, and Process. She creates and transforms environments into functional ecosystems using complex systems science and strategic thinking. Dr. Gregory has Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership with a focus on clinical transformation and reengineering the care delivery model of the future. She is the co-founder and past president of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design (NIHD) and current President of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design Foundation. She is also a founding member of the Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design.

    Jaynelle Stichler, DNS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAANJaynelle Stichler, DNS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN

    Jaynelle F. Stichler is Professor Emerita of Nursing at San Diego State University, founding Co-Editor of HERD Journal, and founding member of NIHD. Dr. Stichler has experience as a healthcare executive and nurse consultant in the healthcare design industry and has consulted with over 150 hospitals nationally and internationally. Dr. Stichler has a passion for the built environment, the clinical voice, and the dissemina¬tion of design research. She spanned the boundary for the clinical voice to be present at the design table and paved the way for nurses to develop a vital role in the design and construction of the healthcare environment. She is also a founding member of the Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design.

    Joyce Durham RN, AIA, EDAC Joyce Durham RN, AIA, EDAC

    Joyce Durham is the Principal and Senior Clinical Advisor at SmithGroupJJR, and has 30 years of clinical, healthcare consulting, and architectural experience. Her areas of expertise include clinical planning, needs analysis, operational planning, programming, master planning, design support, and post-occupancy evaluation. She is committed to using the physical environment to positively impact the delivery of care particularly in the areas of safety, efficiency, and patient and staff satisfaction. Durham is also a founding member of the Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design.

    Yolanda Keys, RN, MSN, DHA, NE-BC, EDACYolanda Keys, RN, MSN, DHA, NE-BC, EDAC

    Dr. Keys is an associate professor for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Leveraging her past experiences as an In-tensive Care Unit nurse, nurse manager and nursing director, she teaches leadership concepts and is using her work with nurse leaders to prepare students to be informed contributors to decisions related to the nurse work environment. She is also a founding member of the Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design.

    Kathy Okland, RN, MPH, EDACKathy Okland, RN, MPH, EDAC

    Kathy Okland has been a nurse for decades and in diverse roles. Kathy is the Past President of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design (2015), member of the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives and serves on the Ed¬itorial Advisory Board for the Health Environments Research and Design Journal (HERD). As Co-Editor and contributing author for “Nurses as Leaders in Health¬care Design: A Resource for Nurses and Interprofessional Partners” Okland bridg¬es the clinical and business case for healing environments to enhance the human experience and drive performance outcomes. Kathy is employed by Herman Miller Healthcare as a Senior Healthcare Consultant. She is also a founding member of the Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design.

    Susan Silverman, MSN, MBASusan Silverman, MSN, MBA

    Susan has over 35 years’ experience in healthcare and is highly skilled in the plan¬ning and design of healthcare projects. She is a Vice President at Blue Cottage of CannonDesign, a global architectural firm where she focuses on strategic planning, business model innovation, care model optimization, operational planning, operational optimi¬zation, and functional and space planning. Susan is also on the board of the New York Society for Health Planning and CANCER101. She is also a founding member of the Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design.

    Christine Staples, RNChristine Staples, RN

    Christine Staples is a Clinical Planner with the Defense Health Agency (DHA). She also has additional experience as a Facility Planner with the Army Health Facil¬ity Planning Agency (HFPA). Prior to her work with the Military Health System (MHS) Christine gained extensive experience as an RN. Most recently, she worked in the Perioperative setting as an RN circulator. Other nursing experience consists of Med. Surg., ICU and Home Healthcare to include Hospice care. She also served in the Navy as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman with the Marines at Camp Pendle¬ton. She is also a founding member of the Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design.

    Terri Zborowsky, PHD, MSc, RNTerri Zborowsky, PHD, MSc, RN

    Terri Zborowsky was a former registered nurse in Canada prior to getting her BID (University of Manitoba), MSc and PhD in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota. She is the Research Co-chair of the Nurs¬ing Institute for Health Care Design (NIHD) and teacher specialist in the Healthcare Design & Innovation Certificate at the University of Minnesota. She is currently a Design Researcher at HGA Architects and Engineers. She has published book chapters, peer reviewed articles and has a list of both national and international presentations all dealing with the impact the built environment has on users of healthcare facilities. She is also a founding member of the Clemson University Academy of Nursing Excellence in Design.

    Jennie EvansJennie Evans

    Past-President of the Nursing Institute of Healthcare Design and award winner of the HCD 10 in 2014, Jennie is passionate about the health of environments in cities, homes, and workplaces. Her healthcare career has ranged from pediatric intensive care nursing, planning, design and activation project manager, design strategist and planner at a leading architecture firm and a health designer for population health. She is the current National Director of Business Development at Mazzetti, an international engineering firm where she develops strategies for MEP and other services such as technology and sustainability to improve the quality of workplace environments.

    Susan E. Ziel, BSN MPH JDSusan E. Ziel, BSN MPH JD

    Susan is a health care coach and consultant with Integrity Health Strategies which allows her to use her 40+ years of experience as a registered nurse, nursing administrator, consultant and health care attorney. Susan serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design (NIHD). She has completed the Health Care Design and Innovation Certificate Program at the University of Minnesota where she also serves as Affiliate Faculty with the School of Nursing and teaches the Health Care Law and Ethics course in the Health Services Management Program. Susan also serves as an Adjunct Professor with Clemson University’s School of Nursing.

    Brenda McDermott, MSN, EDAC

    Brenda McDermott, MSN, EDAC

    Brenda McDermott serves as the Clinical Lead, for the Defense Health Agency [DHA] Facilities Division. McDermott is responsible for developing and sustaining the DoD space planning criteria, space templates and the Space and Equipment Planning System (SEPS), and Appendix A Behavioral Health Design, of the UFC 4-510-01. Ms. McDermott represents DHA as a member of The Facility Guidelines Institute, Health Guidelines Revision Committee (2015 to present) and is on the Editorial Board of the HERD Journal. Prior to joining DHA in 2013, Ms. McDermott held the position of Senior Clinical Planner, at the U.S. Army Health Facilities Planning Agency for 11 years. With experience as a licensed family nurse practitioner, Ms. McDermott has provided clinical planning and design input on DoD projects throughout the U.S. and overseas, to include medical centers and hospitals, ambulatory care and surgery centers, behavioral health facilities, National Intrepid Centers of Excellence satellite clinics, dental, and veterinary facilities.

Abstract Submision

To view the 2019 conference proceedings which includes the schedule, and presenting abstracts, click here. The new abstract submission deadline is Monday, January 11, 2021. Please watch for our call for abstracts in the fall. We are sure many more abstracts will come out of this international crisis that will be valuable for our attendees next year. As the next months unfold, do consider what valuable research and lessons learned can be disseminated. 

Interested?

The conference will include presentations, posters and panel discussions with healthcare design leaders. Registration information will be posted soon. If you are interested in joining our conference email list, please fill out the form below.

Please email any questions to nursingconference@clemson.edu.

 

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