The Ohio State University College of Nursing hosted Masterminds: The Future of Health Transformed. The virtual event featured three faculty members as they gave short, engaging TED-style talks about their passions and research in the nursing field.
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, EBP-C, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, university chief wellness officer and College of Nursing dean, moderated the event.
Alice Teall, DNP, ARNP-CNP, FAANP, assistant professor of clinical nursing, discussed how enrolling in a coaching program and spending a week at a retreat in the Pacific Northwest changed her views on teaching and patient care.
“Before learning coaching strategies, I would have been the expert in solving problems,” Teall said. “Now, as the coach I recognize the student can develop the solutions.”
Molly McNett, PhD, RN, CNRN, FNCS, FAAN, professor of clinical nursing, explained the importance of the evidence-based practice movement. Her work at the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice helps to provide training and resources to healthcare teams across the world.
“We can no longer settle for the way that things have always been,” McNett said. “We are working to transform the future of healthcare to ensure that evidence informed care is used with all patients and all disease processes all the time.”
The third speaker, Shannon Gillespie, PhD, RN, assistant professor, shared that her journey to becoming a nurse started with a death in her family, which led to an interest in new life.
“I was probably moving away from that end of life that had become so real for my family for so long,” Gillespie said.
Now, she runs the Maternal Immune Monitoring Laboratory at the college, where she investigates possible causes of preterm birth and the effects of stress on pregnancy.