In Brief| Volume 13, ISSUE 2, P6, April 2015

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        Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE is Executive Vice President of Customer Relations at The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. .
        Role and Contributions of the APRN
        27The Lifecycle of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner
        Mary Ann Wilcox, MS, RNC, NEA-BC, Britney Hagy Broyhill, DNP, ACNP-BC, Dennis A. Taylor, MEd, MBA, DNP, ACNP-BC, and Shelly B. Williamson, BS
        Through the development of the Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) Center for Advanced Practice, CHS is able to utilize advanced clinical practitioners as a focal point for driving system-wide change and improvement, cultivating clinical talent and resourcefully meeting the goals of increasing service demands.
        31How Nurse Leaders Can Fix Our Healthcare System
        Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Winifred V. Quinn, PhD
        The problem: More healthcare consumers, more chronic illness, not enough and unevenly distributed providers. To meet growing demand, our healthcare system must function at full capacity, and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is working to make that happen.
        36APRN Policy and Payment
        Andrea Brassard, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
        As the Affordable Care Act is being implemented across the country, utilization of advanced practice registered nurses is likely to increase. Unfortunately, state and federal statutes are barriers to the full utilization of APRNs.
        39Developing the Advanced Practice Recruitment Strategy at an Academic Medical Center: The APRN Pipeline
        Maria T. Brillant, RN, MA, MSN, Kimberly S. Glassman, RN, PhD, and Robert Press, MD, PhD
        The creation of the APRN pipeline is a creative approach to solve the multilayered problems of recruitment, credentialing, on-boarding, and orientation of APRNs, particularly those who are just beginning to practice as an APRN. Our goal was to become proactive in rapidly filling the APRN positions in the clinical services as they become available.
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        Leader to Honor
        Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN FAAN
        Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE
        Photographer:Hans Gutknecht
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        43APRN Practice: Challenges, Empowerment, and Outcomes
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        Marilyn Dubree, RN, MSN, NE-BC, Pam Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, and Clifford Lee Parmley, JD, MD, MMHC
        The current healthcare imperative for improved quality and cost-effective care has created the optimal environment for APRNs to showcase their contributions to practice.
        50Infrastructure to Optimize APRN Practice
        Trish Anen, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, and Deb McElroy, MPH, RN
        Because advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) play a significant and escalating role on healthcare provider teams in both ambulatory and acute care settings, the rapid growth in hiring has surfaced a host of challenges and some confusion about the key systems and processes healthcare organizations need for the successful integration, optimization, and engagement of APRNs.
        57Academic/Service Integration Advances APRN Practice
        Kathryn M. Killeen, MSN, RN, APRN, Deana Ruby, MSN, RN, APRN, Kathleen R. Delaney, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Barbara Hinch, DNP, APRN, and Cynthia Barginere, DNP, RN, FACHE
        Practice—academic partnerships represent an opportunity to integrate resources to promote scholarly nursing practice at the level of clinical nursing care.
        60Nursing Leaders: Strategies for Eradicating Bullying in the Workforce
        Jayne Skehan, RN, MSN
        Senior leadership needs to truly embrace the fact that National Patient Safety Goals and all safety and quality initiatives, benchmarks, and bottom lines to improve quality care will be negatively impacted where bullying exists.
        63The Leadership Practice Circle Program: An Evidence-Based Approach to Leadership Development in Healthcare
        Rebecca L. Taylor-Ford, RN, DNP, NE-BC, and Donna Abell, MBA, CSC
        Healthcare executives may experience a modest return on investment through the implementation of programs similar to the Leadership Practice Circle Program.
        69A Nurse Consultant's Prescription for Increasing Patient Satisfaction
        Jennifer J. Wasco, MSN, RN
        This how-to article describes a nurse consultant's successful approach to implementing innovative technology patient engagement solutions within a hospital system.
        74Regulation and Liability as Driving Forces of Accountability in Healthcare: Are We Going Down the Wrong Road?
        Tracy A. Mauro, RN, BSN, MJ, CPHRM, HACP
        Litigation and legislation have long been considered the main methods of keeping healthcare organizations and providers accountable for maintaining the highest quality care standards. However, litigation and legislation have proven to be inefficient and often even counterproductive pathways to an accountable culture of patient safety.
        An Effective Leadership Paradigm
        Roxane Spitzer, PhD, RN, MBA, MA, FAAN
        10Lessons Learned
        A Double-Edged Sword: Don't Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions
        Katherine Vestal RN, PhD, FAAN, FACHE
        12Coaching Forum
        Who's Working Harder?
        Catherine Robinson-Walker, MBA, MCC
        19New Voices for Innovation
        Leaning Into Leadership
        Jennifer S. Mensik, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
        21CIT Project: Driving Staff-Led Innovation to
        Improve Care Quality
        23AONE Leadership Laboratory Insights:
        Reflections on the Practice of Generativity
        Barbara L Mackoff, EdD