DNP Grads Co-Author Book

December 12, 2012

DNP Grads Co-Author Nursing Book

Two graduates of the MGH Institute’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, Jeanette Ives Erickson ’11, DNP, RN, FAAN, and Marianne Ditomassi ’11, DNP, MBA, RN, have co-authored a new book that details the professional practice model that has improved system outcomes and increased patient, family, and staff satisfaction for nearly 20 years.

Fostering Nurse-Led Care: Professional Practice for the Bedside Leader, which is published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, also was co-authored by Dorothy A. Jones, EdD, RNC, FAAN. The authors are three of Massachusetts General Hospital’s top nurse executives.

“Transformational leadership is critical to the future of care at the bedside,” said Dr. Ives Erickson, senior vice president for patient care and chief nurse at the hospital, who also is a member of the Institute's Board of Trustees and a part-time faculty in its School of Nursing. “This book offered us the opportunity to provide insights into the contributions of nursing, the influence on leading change and innovation at the bedside, and the unique contributions nurse make to the outcomes of care and health promotion.”

Dr. Ditomassi is Executive Director of Patient Care Services Operations. Dr. Jones is a Senior Nurse Scientist and Director of the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research.

The book also details how nurse managers, executives, and care providers can recruit and retain top-notch nursing talent by nurturing nurse leadership at the bedside.

“This must-read book tells a compelling story of how nurse leaders can drive a vision for the future health care delivery system,” said Kimberly S. Glassman, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services, and Chief Nursing Officer at NYU Langone Medical Center.