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Gerontological Nurses as Leaders in the Year of the Nurse

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      Pioneer Network


  • Mattia J. Gilmartin, PhD, RN, FAAN, executive director, Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)
  • Jennifer Pettis, MS, RN, CNE, WCC, associate director long-term care, NICHE
  • Joan Devine, RN, BSN, LNHA, director of education, Pioneer Network

Program description:

Gerontological nurses in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other post-acute care settings are uniquely positioned to lead teams to ensure high-quality person-centered care of older adults. After providing background information about nurse-led teams, the webinar guides will share best practices of teams, including those regarding team goals, roles, and processes. They will provide examples of how the nurse through his/her work can influence the adoption of person-centered practices by the team.  They will provide thought-provoking information about effective teams and teamwork, and they will challenge webinar participants to link their team goals to quality improvement and a person-centered approach to care and services.


  • Recognize the benefit of nurse-led teams
  • Identify best practices of nurse-led teams
  • Recall principles of effective team and teamwork
  • Associate team goals and person-centered practices with quality improvement

The NYU Meyers College of Nursing Center for Continuing Education in Nursing (CCEN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program will provide 1.0 continuing nursing education contact hour.

May 28, 2020 Webinar  2:00 PM EDT

Presenters’ Bios:

Mattia J. Gilmartin

Mattia J. Gilmartin, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Executive Director of the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders Program (NICHE) at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, where she is responsible for leading efforts to spread the NICHE model in the US and abroad. Dr. Gilmartin’s research focuses on strategic management, chronic disease management, organizational change, performance improvement and leadership development. Dr. Gilmartin has published widely for both academic and practitioner audiences.  Prior to joining the NYU Meyers College of Nursing in 2011, Dr. Gilmartin managed an interdisciplinary research group at INSEAD, a leading international business school in France and designed and implemented a three-semester specialty track for the Clinical Nurse Leader master’s degree program at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, CUNY. Dr. Gilmartin holds a bachelors and masters degree in nursing, and a masters of business administration, from the University of San Francisco, and a PhD degree from the University of Virginia. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Cambridge University, Judge School of Management. Dr. Gilmartin is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the New York Academy of Medicine.  She is the past chair of the Academy of Management, Healthcare Management Division. She received the Raven Award in 2000 for her outstanding achievements and service to the University of Virginia, and in 2018, she received the Distinguished Alumna award from the UVA School of Nursing.

Jennifer Pettis

Jennifer Pettis, MS, RN, CNE, WCC is the associate director of Long-Term Care for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) at the New York University Meyers College of Nursing. Her responsibilities include expanding academic offerings, engaging current organizations, and seeking new relationships to expand the overall program. She also ensures the clinical education is consistent with national standards and enhances current strategy and goals. Previously a nurse researcher at Abt Associates, Jen participated in data collection, analysis, and reporting of healthcare payment, quality improvement, and quality reporting initiatives and provided technical assistance and training through a variety of post-acute care projects. She has extensive clinical, managerial, consulting, and training experience, including as a consultant to the Division of Nursing Homes at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Jen serves as adjunct faculty for SUNY Empire State College (ESC) School of Nursing and provides subject matter expertise to CMS and the Chase Consulting Group under the MDS/RAI User’s Manual Support and Maintenance contract. She is a board member of the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy and the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York and serves on the SUNY ESC Alumni Student Federation Board of Governors.

Joan Devine

Joan Devine, BSN, LNHA, a registered nurse and former activity professional, currently serves as Director of Education for Pioneer Network. Joan has served in leadership positions in long term and acute care settings. An advocate for person-centered care, she actively participates in culture change activities, guiding communities as they implement person-directed practices and transform the culture of their homes. Joan is an Eden Educator and Mentor. She has spoken at state and national conferences and regularly contributes articles to professional publications.

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