OO - Organizational Overview

OO28: The credentials or related experience of all external experts and other resources used to develop and/ or improve the infrastructures, capacities, and processes for evidence-based practice and research. (NK4 & NK4EO)

Jersey CityMedicalCenter is closely aligned with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. We currently contract with one faculty member from this University to provide research and evidence-based practice education and mentoring. Dr. Salmond’s curriculum vitae is shown in Appendix 0028-A.

Rita Smith DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer collaborated with the Dr Salmond to develop the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) curriculum because she strongly believes in having resources who produce outcomes based on evidence-based practice. Ms. Smith also welcomed the new CNL role into Jersey CityMedicalCenter as a site for CNL clinicals. In 2008, Claudia Garzon-Rivera MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL and Mabel LaForgia MSN, CCRN, CNL graduated with their Master of Science in Nursing from the Clinical Leadership MSN Program, as well as obtained their CNL certification. Since 2008, they have been instrumental in brining evidence to the bedside. (See curriculum vitae for Claudia Garzon-Rivera MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL and Mabel LaForgia MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL in Appendix OO28-B and OO28-C).

OO28-Table 1