San Ramon, CA, September 27, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Excellence in Leadership Award honors Donaldson’s leadership and contributions to nursing, education, and research
CALNOC (Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes), the leading provider of actionable information and research on nurse sensitive quality indicators, today announced that Dr. Nancy Donaldson, DNSc, RN, FAAN has been awarded the 2011 Excellence in Leadership Award from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Dr. Donaldson is Chairperson and Chief Scientist for CALNOC and is an internationally recognized leader in nursing quality measurement, nurse staffing effectiveness, and clinical patient safety.
The award celebrates and recognizes nursing leaders who exemplify the values of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and serve as role models for the enactment of the school’s vision to transform health care through nursing leadership, education, and research.
“Dr. Donaldson is a nursing leader who has built a strong foundation for the nursing profession and continues to be an advocate for health,” said Heather M. Young, Associate Vice Chancellor of Nursing and Founding Dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. “Her commitment to strengthen the quality of health care and increase the capacity of nurses as leaders throughout the nation embodies this school’s vision.”
“We in nursing are blessed to share the journey of birth and death, of illness beyond cure and recovery beyond imagining,” said Donaldson. “I am honored to receive this award from a Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, a school that is forming tomorrow’s nursing leaders who will continue to provide advancements in global patient care excellence.”
About Dr. Nancy Donaldson, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Dr. Nancy Donaldson has served as the Co-Principal Investigator for CALNOC since its inception in 1996 and today is Chairperson of the CALNOC Board of Directors and CALNOC Senior Scientist, Donaldson is a clinical professor at the UCSF School of Nursing and director of the UCSF Centre for Evidence-Based Patient Care Quality Improvement. She has been engaged in clinically based, multisite quality improvement and translational science inquiry and evidence-based practice capacity development for two decades. She is a productive author of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and academic/staff development educational courseware and media.
Donaldson serves as a member of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research & Quality of the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) and served, from 2001 to 2008, on the AHRQ Patient Safety Research Coordinating Center Steering committee. Donaldson served as a member of the California Health Policy & Data Advisory Commission Technical Panel since 1997 and a myriad nursing and health-care quality advisory panels nationwide. She is co-chair of the American Academy of Nursing Expert Panel of Quality. Dr. Donaldson received her DNSc. from the University of California, San Francisco.
CALNOC (the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes), is the leading provider of actionable information and research on nurse sensitive quality indicators. Always on the forefront of patient care excellence, CALNOC created the first nursing database registry of nursing sensitive indicators which turns patient outcome data into powerful information for hospital executives to help guide decisions to advance global patient care. Hundreds of leading hospitals have joined CALNOC to monitor and benchmark performance in order to deliver excellence in patient care. CALNOC is a non-profit corporation with headquarters in San Ramon, California. For more information call 925.831.4757 or visit www.calnoc.org