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Date: march 6, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 Pm (ET)

Webinar Overview

In the third of a three-part webinar series, discover trends and barriers nurses face when considering the pursuit of higher education. Dr. Orsolini-Hain will discuss her research on this issue and briefly describe her role in the Institute of Medicine’s report the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Dr. Rochman will discuss her nursing trajectory beginning as a diploma prepared RN to her current role as a post-doctoral fellow. The speakers will provide insights into issues that prevent more nurses from pursuing higher education, as well as their perspectives on what makes academic progression successful.

Webinar Speakers

Liana Orsolini, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Dr. Liana Orsolini was a 2011-2012 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow in the Immediate Office of the Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. She also served as an Advisory Board member to the Million Hearts Initiative and remains on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Steering Committee. She was a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Initiative on the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which produced recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing. Dr. Orsolini serves on the IOM’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education which is focused on interprofessional education and other issues surrounding creating a national and global health professional workforce for the future. She also served on the advisory board for the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care, where she co-chaired the Committee on Nursing Collaborative Education Models for California’s white paper on nursing education redesign. This work eventually lead to California being one of the first states selected to lead AARP/RWJF’s Campaign for Action coalition. Dr. Orsolini’s research and scholarly work examines factors that influence educational progression of associate-degree nurses. She is published on a variety of topics, including promoting education consortiums to streamline nursing education and further encourage nurses to earn a higher degree; examining the impending gap in clinical nursing expertise; and reframing community college nursing education. Dr. Orsolini received a PhD in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She received a BSN from San Jose State University as well as an MS in critical care and trauma nursing from UCSF.

Monica Faye Rochman, PhD, RN, Post-Doctoral Fellow

Monica F. Rochman is currently serving in a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Linda Aiken at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research. Dr. Rochman’s research is focused on the effect of nurse staffing on in-hospital cardiac arrest and survival. She acquired her substantial clinical experience in a variety of health care settings including: emergency nursing, long-term care, and quality assurance. Throughout her career, Dr. Rochman has held numerous positions in policy development and clinical research. She worked at the Congressional Research Service through an exclusive program offered by the National Academy of Social Insurance. Dr. Rochman was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice in 2010. This council advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress on policy issues related to the Title VIII programs administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Health Professions Division of Nursing. Dr. Rochman received her diploma of nursing from Ravenswood Hospital, a bachelor’s of science in nursing, and her doctorate of philosophy in nursing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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