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Unleashing the Power of Nurse Innovators

Marshall, David R., JD, DNP, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, FAAN

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: February 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 2 - p 55–56
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000709
Departments: Magnet® Perspectives

In this month’s Magnet® Perspectives column, guest author Dr David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, FAAN, system chief nursing and patient care services executive at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), explores nursing’s proud history of innovation and looks at ways we can give nurses the means, opportunity, and motivation to unleash innovation and transformation. Dr Marshall shares details of UTMB’s successful medical makerspace, where nurses and others bring ideas to life.

Author Affiliation: System Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Executive, Health System, and Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Marshall, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555-0895 (

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