"Patient Safety in Medical-Surgical Units: Can Nurse Certification Make a Difference” was published in MEDSURG Nursing: official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
New York University College of Nursing’s (NYUCN) Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, has been chosen as the winner of the 2013 MEDSURG Nursing Research for Practice Writer’s Award for her article entitled "Patient Safety in Medical-Surgical Units: Can Nurse Certification Make a Difference," at the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) 22nd Annual Convention, September 28, 2013 in Nashville, TN. MEDSURG Nursing is the official journal of the AMSN. The journal provides its readers with the multidisciplinary information they need to provide clinically excellent patient care and to enhance their nursing practice.
“This award is an honor for our research team, and we are happy to share research that validates the contribution of professional certification to good outcomes for patients,” said Dr. Boltz..
Dr. Boltz is an assistant professor and the Associate Director for Research at NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) at NYUCN. She specializes in care of the frail older adult; dementia care; translational research and practice environments in acute, long-term, and community care.
Dr. Boltz has served as PI on several studies that examined the trajectory of change in physical function in older adults. She is currently focused on testing system-level interventions to maximize physical and cognitive recovery in older persons in the acute and post-acute settings. She has served as PI, co-PI, and consultant on studies that have examined the geriatric care environment, and measures of quality around care of older persons. She participates on several national advisory boards informing aging program development and evaluation.
About MEDSURG Nursing
MEDSURG Nursing, the official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, is a scholarly journal dedicated to advancing adult health nursing practice, clinical research, and professional development. The journal's goal is to enhance the knowledge and skills of adult health and advanced practice nurses to prevent and manage disease, and to work with patients and their families to improve the health status of the nation's adults.
About New York University College of Nursing
NYU College of Nursing is a global leader in nursing education, research, and practice. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Arts and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs, a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/nursing.