NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD Midwest A publication of OnCourse Learning Corporation CEO and Publisher

Patrick Sheahan Editor in Chief Heather Cygan

Celia Trigo Besore, MBA, CAE, NAHN Executive Director; Millicent Gorham, MBA, NBNA Executive Director; Linda Groah, MS, RN, FAAN, AORN Executive Director; Andrea Higham, The Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future Director; Susan M. Hohenhaus, LPD, RN, CEN, FAEN, ENA Executive Director; Diane J. Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, NSNA Executive Director; Pamela Thompson, MS, RN, FAAN, AONE CEO; Patricia Thompson, EdD, RN, FAAN, Sigma Theta Tau

International CEO; Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, CGFNS Inter- national, Inc. CEO; Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, AACN CEO; Marla Weston, PhD, RN, ANA CEO.

Content & Creative Nick Kindt

Art Director, Publishing Sallie Jimenez

Senior Nursing Editor Mike Milinac

Senior Designer

Sheryl DeVore Copy Editor

Nurse Leadership Eileen P. Williamson, MSN, RN Senior Vice President/Chief Nurse Executive

Janice Petrella Lynch, MSN, RN Nurse Editor/Nurse Executive

Advertising Ken Ramirez

Senior Vice President, Healthcare, Advertising Services

Vice President, Business Development, National Accounts

Jean Scheuer

Vice President, Business Development, Regional Accounts

Director of Client Advocacy, Advertising Services

Brian Brogaard Channel Marketing Director, Advertising Jeanne Martle

Development, Regional Accounts Phil Guarrera

Senior Vice President, Business Michael Tierney

OnCourse Learning, Healthcare Jesse Cruz

Executive Vice President, Continuing Education

Robert G. Hess, PhD, RN, FAAN Executive Vice President, CE Programs & Credentialing

Blake Ingram Senior Vice President, Business Development, Continuing Education

Alison Reichert Vice President, CE Operations & Customer Care Advocacy

Dorothy Angelini, MSN, RN Executive Director, CE Accreditations

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Phyllis Class, RN Executive Director, Allied Health Programs

Jennifer Mensik, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Executive Director, Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy Education Programs

Maria Morales, MSN, RN Director, CNE Programs

Nan Callender-Price, MA, RN Clinical Nursing Editorial Director

Martha Tice, MS, RN, ACHPN Clinical Nursing Editorial Director

Nadine Salmon, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, IBCLC Clinical Nursing Editorial Director

Lynne Schaefer, RN

Director, Customer Care Advocacy & Customer Data Management

Catherine Wiley Director, CE Content Management

Lisa Foulke Director, Editorial Services, Healthcare CE

Anne Houghteling Managing Editor, Continuing Nursing Education

Michelle Dent Editor, Continuing Nursing Education

Cathy Hill Channel Marketing Director, Healthcare

REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD Kathleen G. Andreoli, DSN, PhD, RN, FAAN, Emer. Kellogg Dean, Rush

University Medical Center; Trish Anen, MBA, RN, VP, Clinical Services, MCHC; Marianne Araujo, PhD, RN, FACHE, VP of Nursing/CNO, Advo- cate Good Shepherd Hospital; Dale Beatty, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences Sys- tem; Marjorie Beyers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Consultant, Patient Care Ser- vices; William Duffy, MJ, RN, CNOR, FAAN, VP Patient Care Services/ CNO, St. Joseph Hospital and Healthcare Center; Laura Ferrio, MSN, RN, VP, CNO, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; Nancy Gunnell, MS,

RN, Chief Human Resources Officer, West Suburban Medical Center; Sheila A. Haas, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Loyola University Chicago; Penny Hurley, MSN, MBA, RN, American Nurses Credentialing Center; Desbra Husberg, CHCR, Director of HR, Home Staff, Inc.; Marilyn

Lablaiks, JD, RN, Associate Director, Labor & Employee Relations, The University of Illinois at Chicago; Jacqueline J. Medland, PhD, RN, Chief Nurse Exec./VP Patient Services, Presence St. Joseph Medical Center; Katherine Pakieser-Reed, PhD, RN, Director, Center for

Nursing Professional Practice & Research, The University of Chicago Medicine; Sharon V. Rangel, MSN, MBA, RN, Executive Director, Illi-

nois Organization of Nurse Leaders; Janet L. Snow, PhD, RN, Campus Dean - Addison Campus, Chamberlain College of Nursing.

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