Darryl W. Roberts, PhD, MS, RN, has contributed as a co-editor for this OJIN topic. Darryl is a Senior Policy Fellow at the American Nurses Association (ANA). In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Stevenson University School of Graduate and Professional Studies and at the University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs. He has 25 years of nursing experience in such diverse areas as chronic pulmonary care, hospice, mental health, informatics, health care quality, and the learning healthcare system. He earned graduate degrees in Nursing Informatics and Policy Sciences from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), respectively. He later earned a PhD in Public Policy Evaluation from UMBC. As evaluation scientist, nurse informatician, clinical researcher, policy advisor, and university educator, Dr. Roberts gives a unique perspective to health care and nursing. In his several roles, he has the privilege of investigating, acting on, advocating for, and teaching about the confluences of healthcare, health information technology, health policy, and health care quality. He has contributed numerous scholarly publications and presentations at research and professional conferences nationally and internationally.
original articles in this Current OJIN topic discuss a variety of aspects related to quality in the healthcare environment.
Overview and Summary
- Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN): The Key is Systems Thinking
Mary A. Dolansky, PhD, RN; Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN (September 30, 2013)
- The Influence of Quality Improvement Efforts on Patient Outcomes And Nursing Work: A Perspective from Chief Nursing Officers at Three Large Health Systems
Marla Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN; Darryl W. Roberts, PhD, MS, RN (September 30, 2013)
- An Academic Practice Partnership: Helping New Registered Nurses to Advance Quality and Patient Safety
Deborah Flores, EdD, RN; Gale Hickenlooper, RN, MPH; Rebecca Saxton, PhD, RN (September 30, 2013)
- Building Linkages between Nursing Care and Improved Patient Outcomes: The Role of Health Information Technology
Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI; Sarah A. Collins, PhD, RN (September 30, 2013)
- An Overview of the National Quality Strategy: Where Do Nurses Fit?
Rosemary Kennedy, PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN; Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FAAN; Darryl W. Roberts, PhD, MS, RN (September 30, 2013)
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