Jill Furillo became a registered nurse in 1985 and has worked as an Emergency Room nurse, an organizer, the Executive Vice President of the RN Division of 1199, and the national bargaining director of National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the U.S., among other roles. As government relations director of the California Nurses Association, Furillo led the lobbying effort that successfully shepherded the country's first safe nurse-to-patient ratios through the California legislature. Building on this groundbreaking legislation, Furillo worked on behalf of thousands of nurses as a chief negotiator and strategist at NNU to win comprehensive safe staffing standards in collective bargaining agreements in states from Nevada to Florida. Furillo joined NYSNA as executive director in 2012 in order to work with the newly elected Board of Directors and rank and file activists to help transform NYSNA into a progressive voice and union for registered nurses throughout New York. Under this new leadership, NYSNA launched a campaign to keep hospitals open, winning a moratorium on all hospital closures in the state until such time as an accurate and complete assessment of the health needs of distressed communities is carried out.
Hickey is a Professor of Nursing at Columbia University Medical Center and holds a joint appointment in the Division of Cardiology (electrophysiology) as both a family and adult nurse practitioner. Her interdisciplinary research, clinical practice and scholarship is focused in the areas of cardiac genetics, the clinical care of those with chronic cardiac conditions and arrhythmias, and the prevention of sudden cardiac death. Her current grant awards include a R01 from the National Institute of Nursing Research (iHEART) focusing on arrhythmia telehealth monitoring in those with atrial fibrillation, her newly awarded (multiple-PI) P30 award with Dr. Suzanne Bakken is focusing on improving symptom self-management for underserved populations with or at risk for chronic health conditions. In addition, she is serving to meld genetic and genomics approaches into improving personalized health as the Director of the P30 Precision Core.
Cardiac genetics, the clinical care of those with chronic cardiac conditions and arrhythmias, and the prevention of sudden cardiac death
Marshall is an Associate professor at William Paterson University in New Jersey, where she also has a private practice as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Her areas of research are in pedagogy, simulation, neurocognitive aspects of therapy, trauma, and depression. She is the author of Becoming You: An Owner's Manual for Creating Personal Happiness (iuniverse press), Fast Facts for Managing Patients with a Psychiatric Disorder (Springer Publishing), and scores of research publications in peer reviewed journals. She has been recognized by multiple international organizations for her innovative teaching approaches, and is an internationally recognized speaker and a Fulbright Scholar Specialist in the area of Mental Health. Most recently she was a visiting Fulbright Scholar Specialist in Malta, where she worked with colleagues at the University of Malta and Mount Carmel Hospital. Her three decade of nursing experience, research, and certifications in psychiatric nursing, nursing administration, addiction management, and psychotherapy have won her the respect of her colleagues in nursing, medicine, psychology and public health.
Pedagogy, Simulation, Neurocognitive aspects of therapy, trauma, and depression, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and measurement and evaluation
Anna Maria Grugnetti Educational Director of Master Degree Programme in Nursing and Midwifery Science
Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine, Unit of Hygiene
University of Pavia, Italy - Polyclinic San Matteo Hospital, Pavia, Italy
Anna Maria Grugnetti earned her Ph.D in Nursing Research, Faculty of Health Science, University of Genoa, Doctoral School in Biomedical Sciences and Technologies -Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Italy in 2013; she has achieved the Master's Degree in Nursing and Midwifery Sciences from University of Pavia -Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Italy, in 2007; the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, University of Pavia Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Italy, in 2004; the Certificate of Enable Nursing Care Directions School of Nursing , Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia Italy, in 1987 and the Nursing Diploma at the School of Nursing, San Matteo Polyclinic Hospital, Pavia Italy, in 1978. She is currently Director of Didactic Activities at the Master Degree in Nursing and Midwifery Science at the Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine, Unit of Hygiene, University of Pavia, Italy; she was the Coordinator at the Master Degree in Nursing and Midwifery Science 2013-2017 and Tutor of the Nursing Degree Programme at the University of Pavia, Italy, from 2000 to 2013. She is Adjunct Professor in Nursing Science at the University of Pavia, Italy, from 1997 to actually. She was a Head Nurse in the Surgery Unit of the San Matteo Polyclinic Hospital in Pavia, Italy, from 1987 to 2000 and was Nurse in the Surgery Unit of the San Matteo Polyclinic Hospital in Pavia, Italy, from 1978 to 1987.
Training strategies and tools for assessing Nursing students skills; Mathematical skills of Nursing Students; Patient Safety. Validation of assessment tools in nursing training and in oncology setting. Breast cancer patients experience
Ya-Lie Ku is an associate professor in the College of Nursing, Fooyin University. Her interesting research includes innovative nursing teaching in the course of nursing practicum project production, spiritual nursing, elderly care, simulation teaching, and gender issues. For the innovative nursing course, she has developed an innovative research team for the purpose of cultivating the creativity in RN-BSN students as well as producing the innovative nursing products. Additionally, the effectiveness of a nursing practicum project production course was validated in enhancing the creativity of RN-BSN students. Furthermore, there are more than 30 patents developed in our innovative research team and published in the scientific articles. For the spiritual nursing, she has developed a spiritual care for cancer patients, and a spiritual distress scale as well as a spiritual nursing course and written a spiritual book. For the elderly care, she has developed a research team of investigating 3D (delirium, dementia, depression) for the elders along with the simulation teaching in the long-term care course. For the gender issues, she has developed a gender mainstreaming course for promoting the consciousness of gender equality, applying critical thinking on exploring relative issues and owning the capacity of multi-cultural gender equality among nursing students.
Spiritual Nursing, Nursing Projects, Creative Teaching, Gender Education, Elderly and Long-Term Care
Elena Brioni is a Lead research Nurse in Nephrology, dialysis and Hypertension in San Raffaele Hospital, Milan. She has achieved the Master Degree in Clinical Research in 2015. Since 2007 she has been involved in the organization and management of clinical studies in nephrology. She has developed experience in the management of patients with Autosomic Dominant Policistic Kidney Disease(ADPKD). She is currently teacher and tutor at the master nurses and midwives of clinical research in University Vita-Salute San Raffaele,Milan and from June 2018 research member of SIAN (Italian Association of Nephrology Nurses).In the last years she has been writing some abstract and articles on patient adherence to cure, therapeutic education with particular attention to the psychological aspect of the chronic patients.
Adherence in clinical trials, the clinical care in patient with chronic kidney disease, diet for a healthy lifestyle, psychoeducation for Chronic Illness, Nursing Projects, holistic care.