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Cultivating Quality: Creating a Unit-Based Resource Nurse Program

Quinn-O'Neil, Beth MEd, RN, NE-BC; Kilgallen, Mary Ellen MEd, RN, NE-BC; Terlizzi, Janice A. MS, RN, AOCN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: September 2011 - Volume 111 - Issue 9 - p 46-51
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000405062.20646.b7
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A hospital program develops clinical experts to foster best practices on every unit.

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This article describes one hospital's effort to develop clinical experts to foster best practices on every unit.

Beth Quinn-O'Neil is director of clinical education and Mary Ellen Kilgallen is the Magnet coordinator at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ. Janice A. Terlizzi is an advanced practice nurse at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Contact author: Beth Quinn-O'Neil, quinn-oneil@mail.holyname.org. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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