Dr. Lisa Eichelberger

Dean, Clayton State University
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
 
University of Pennsylvania
The Wharton School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
·       Graduated:  PhD in Nursing
 
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
·       Graduated:  Master of Science, Maternal – Infant Nursing
 
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
·      Graduated:   Bachelor of Science in Nursing
 
Continuing education focused on Diversity, Leadership, Political Activity, and Media Consulting
(Course listings available on request)
 
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
Dean, College of Health, Professor of Nursing
 
 
July 2005 - Present
Executive Director, Community Care Clinic                                                      
Professor of Nursing – Tenured
                                                                        July 2016 - Present
September 1996 – July 2005
 
Clayton State University (CSU) is a minority serving institution of approximately 7000 graduate and undergraduate students, located just minutes from downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1965, nursing was one of its original majors. Transitioning to baccalaureate nursing in 1995, dental hygiene, health care management, health and fitness management and health sciences were added to complete the degree offerings in the College of Health. 
 
For the seventh time since 2014, U.S. News & World Report rankings identified Clayton State, as having the most diverse student body population among comprehensive baccalaureate-level colleges and universities in the Southern United States.  The School of Nursing graduates more nurses from underrepresented groups than any other school in Georgia including the historically black colleges and has been a leader in diversity education, offering continuing education and diversity conference to nurse educators.
 
 
·      Accountable for setting and executing the vision of the College of Health.  Led the development of new, nationally accredited graduate programs in nursing education, leadership, family nurse practitioner and health care administration.  CSU’s graduate programs reflect the diversity of its undergraduate program with 80-90% of its MSN and MHA graduates belonging to underrepresented groups.
·        Participated directly in the procurement of over $4.5 million dollars in external funding since assuming leadership role at CSU.
 
CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA  (Continued)
 
·      Negotiated relationship with Daejeon Health Sciences University, Daejeon, South Korea, OUTCOME: Eight CSU faculty and 62 nursing student exchanges have occurred in 2014-2016. 
·      Established international experiences for students and faculty in Guatemala, England, France, and Turkey.
·      Transitioned established nurse managed clinic to a University Health Services serving over 10,000 clients annually. Responsible for the strategic planning and operations of University Health Services 2005 – 2012.
·      Pioneered nursing theory on the web, OUTCOME: Over 1.6 million individuals provided information about nursing theory through my websites, nursing textbooks and online art gallery.
·      Participate as a member of the CSU’s Extended Cabinet for the purpose strategic planning and business strategy implementation.
·      Supervise the Chair of School of Nursing, Chair of Dental Hygiene, Chair of Health Care Management, Director of Health and Fitness Management, Director of Health Sciences, College of Health Program Manager, and College of Health Advisors.
·      Developed and taught the first and only online nursing informatics post baccalaureate certificate series in Georgia from 2000-2005.
·      Chaired the initiative to improve NCLEX scores.  OUTCOME: Improved NCLEX scores from mid-70% in 1997-98 to mid-90% in 1999, consistently remained scores in the mid 90% since that time.
 
 
Dean and Professor - Tenured, School of Nursing
 
July 1987 to June 1995
 
Founded in 1826, Mississippi College (MC) is the second oldest Baptist University in the nation. MC offers over 80 areas of study, 16 graduate programs, including a physician’s assistants and doctoral programs.  The School of Nursing was established in 1969 and graduated its first class in 1973.  Its academic programs of liberal arts and sciences and professional studies are dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence. 
 
·      Assumed the deanship when School of Nursing was on probation by the NLNAC. Led necessary corrective actions, directed the NLNAC re-visit and helped restore full accreditation with no recommendations.  Also directed a successful subsequent accreditation visits with no recommendations received.
·      Accountable for executive planning, organizing, directing, and controlling all activities related to the educational programs offered by the School of Nursing. 
·      Led the chartering of a Sigma Theta Tau chapter.
·      Increased the number of faculty holding the terminal degree from 10% to 50% during my tenure as dean.
·      Served as an officer and board member in the Mississippi Nurses’ Association (MNA)
·      Selected by MNA for media training by the ANA.
·      Offered testimony to legislative committees on health policy & nursing – related bills.  OUTCOME: My lobbying activities resulted in the funding of over 3 million dollars for nursing education and the establishment of two new nurse practitioner programs in state sponsored nursing programs located in rural Mississippi.  Efforts chronicled in Mason, D. J., Leavitt, J. K., & Chaffee., M. W. (2012) 6th Ed. Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, Elsevier St. Louis., pg. 528-30.
 
Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor- School of Nursing
 
June 1985 – June 1987
 
Auburn University was established in 1856 and became the first land-grant college in the South. This research intensive university has an enrollment of over 25,000 students located in Auburn, Alabama. The Auburn University School of Nursing (AUSON) was established in 1979 to foster and exemplify excellence in teaching, service/outreach, and research. The program prepares baccalaureate and master’s prepared nurses to provide patient – centered, culturally competent, evidence based care for diverse populations in a dynamic health care environment.    
 
·         Chaired the AUSON Curriculum Committee during curriculum revision process.
·         Assisted with the leadership and management of the School of Nursing during transition in leadership.
·         Served as faculty representative to AUSON Foundation Board.
·         Recognized by the AUSON Foundation Board for outstanding service to the School of Nursing.
·         Established the Godparent Program – a unique, interprofessional program between the School of Nursing and the Cooperative Extension Service pairing nursing students with pregnant teens.
·         Taught pediatric nursing using overnight- 2 week diabetic summer camp as the primary clinical site.
·         Served as content expert on doctoral committees for nurses obtaining EdD’s within the School of Education.
 
 
 
Graduate Research Fellow
 
August 1984 - June 1985
Instructor
August 1980 – June 1981
 
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a public university.  Founded in 1936, with an enrollment of 18,568 students from more than 110 countries pursuing studies in 140 programs of study. The UAB Health System, one of the largest academic medical centers in the United States, is affiliated with the university. The School of Nursing offers baccalaureate, masters, DNP and PhD’s in nursing. UABSON programs are among the top 5 percent of nursing schools, two master's specialty programs are ranked in the 5% of nursing school in the nation with both the PhD and DNP programs nationally ranked.  
 
·         Served as faculty on the senior level courses of the baccalaureate nursing program.
·         Negotiated contracts and supervised senior residency program throughout the US.
·         Served as research associate for senior nursing faculty on funded projects. 
 
 
St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing
Associate Director 
 
August 1981 - June 1984
Instructor
August 1980 – July 1981
 
Founded in 1899, St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing in Birmingham, Alabama was operated by the Daughters of Charity as a diploma program until it closed in 1995.  St. Vincent’s graduated over 5000 nurses and its graduates were some of the pioneers in nursing in Alabama.  
 
St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing
·         Chaired the curriculum committee.
·         Co-wrote and helped procure a $60,000 Helene Fuld Foundation grant, New York, New York
·         Negotiated partnership with UAB to teach all academic courses for St. Vincent’s SON.
·         Participated in a successful reaccreditation visit by NLNAC.
·         Responsible for negotiating and maintaining clinical contracts for over 60 clinical agencies.
·         Taught psychiatric and maternal- infant nursing.
 
 
HONORS/AWARDS/FELLOWSHIP/SPECIAL RECOGNITION
 
Recognized by Center to Champion Nursing in America for breaking down barriers and establishing processes for statewide RN workforce data collection OUTCOME:  Acknowledged for “Steadfast Work and Dedication” in Workforce Data Collection Efforts - March 12th, 2015.
Recognition of efforts to advance IOM Recommendation – OUTCOME:  Made Honorary Member of National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America, 2014.
Recognition of leadership, advocacy and creativity, OUTCOME: Selected as an AACN- Wharton Executive Leadership Fellow, 2013.
Recognition of leadership, advocacy, creativity and national contribution OUTCOME: Recipient of Visionary Leader Award, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing, 2010.
 
Recognized for Leadership and Service by multiple nursing organizations: OUTCOMES:
  • ·         Outstanding Legislative Award, Georgia Nurses’ Association, 2008.
  • ·         Board of Director's Award, Mississippi Nurses’ Association 1995- Highest award given to a member by MNA - must be active at national as well as state level.
  • ·         Certificate of Appreciation for Legislative Advocacy, Mississippi Nurses' Association, 1992.
  • ·         Outstanding Community Service Award, Alabama League for Nursing 1980.
  • ·         Dean of the Year, Mississippi Association of Nursing Students, 1993.
 
Other Selected Recognitions:
Who's Who of Nursing Education, 1990.
Who's Who of Women Executives, 1989-1990.
Outstanding Young Women of America, 1985.
Who's Who of American Nursing, 1984.
 
 
NATIONAL WORKFORCE PLANNING/STRATEGIC PROCESS CONSULTATION
 
·         Consultant, Ad-Hoc University System of Georgia for Workforce Planning Committee, 2015-2016, Atlanta, GA –  2016. OUTCOME: White Paper:  Statewide Supply and future demand of all types of health care workers, 2016 – 2025, University System of Georgia, Atlanta GA.
·         Advocacy: Strategies for Success, Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition APRN Summit: Access and Economics, September 21st, 2015, Atlanta, GA.  OUTCOME:  Presentation http://issuu.com/gnlc/docs/aprn_presentation_references_for_ad.
·         Consultant, Indiana Center for Nursing, - Health Care Summit, Indianapolis, Indiana, - 2008, OUTCOME: Led Development of Strategic Statewide Plan.
·         Consultant, South Carolina Dean’s and Director’s/South Carolina Hospital Association – Health Care Summit, Columbia South Carolina, – 2006, OUTCOME:  One Voice- One Plan (OVOP) developed, led to nursing efforts receiving over two million dollars of funding for statewide efforts, still in use (OVOP).
·         Consultant, Office of Workforce Redevelopment. Phase Three, Education Project. Jackson, MS 2004-2005. OUTCOME: Statewide Action Plans
·         Consultant, Office of Workforce Redevelopment, Jackson, Mississippi, Taskforce for Barriers to Nursing Education Project, 2003-2004.
·         Consultant, Office of Workforce Redevelopment, Jackson, Mississippi, Robert Wood Johnson   Foundation/AACN “Colleagues in Caring” project, 1999-2002.
·         Educational Consultant, Office of Workforce Redevelopment, Jackson, Mississippi, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/AACN “Colleagues in Caring” project, 1997-1998, OUTCOMECreation of Mississippi Competence Model for Differentiated Practice.  Used in all Schools of Nursing in Mississippi, Adopted by schools in three additional states
 
·         Strategic Process Improvement, Vicksburg Medical Center Nursing Service Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1990, OUTCOMEManagement Team Restructured, New Chief Nursing Officer hired.
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES/HOSPITAL/AGENCY BOARD MEMEBERSHIP
 
·         Chair, March of Dimes- Georgia, Nurse of the Year Gala, 2016-2017, The Grand Hyatt, Atlanta, GA.
·         Co- Chair, March of Dimes – Georgia, Nurse of the Year Gala, 2015-2016, The Grand Hyatt, Atlanta, GA, OUTCOME: Raised most donations ($200,000) for maternal child care at a Nurse of the Year event in US.
·         Chair, Quality Committee, Southern Crescent Hospital Board Subcommittee, Riverdale, GA.,
December, 2014 – December, 2016.  OUTCOME:  Developed guidelines for Sentinel events
·         Member, Advisory Board, Georgia Watch Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Project (PCORI) entitled “Assessing Health Outcomes in Rural Georgia Communities Where Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Provide Primary Care, 2015-2016. OUTCOME: Research Ongoing
·         Judge, Poster Presentations, 2nd Annual Doctoral Conference, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA., November 19th, 2015.
·         Member, Southern Crescent Hospital Board, Atlanta, GA., July, 2014- June, 2017. Appointed to second term.
·         Judge, Selection of Fellows for AACN Executive Leadership Program, The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA., August 11-14, 2014
·         Vice President, Healing Bridge Clinic Board of Directors, Peachtree City, GA 2009-2010.
·         President, Healing Bridge Clinic Board of Directors, Peachtree City, GA 2008 -09, 2010-2011. OUTCOME: Free clinic provided care to over 825 clients since inception
·         Founding Board Member, Healing Bridge Clinic Board of Directors, Peachtree City, GA, 2008 – 2012.  OUTCOME:  Procured $150,000 grant funding to open clinic
·         Volunteer, Healing Bridge Free Clinic, Peachtree City, GA, 2008 – 2012.
·         Ex- Officio Member, Clayton County Board of Health, 2007 – 2010.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL-NATIONAL – REGIONAL OFFICES AND ACTIVITIES
 
·         Internationally known author, OUTCOME: Nursing theory text sold in over thirty countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the USA.
·         Addressed the National Association of Nigerian Nurses of North America (NANNA), 2014, Atlanta, GA – OUTCOME:  Made honorary member of NANNA.
·         Lectured on Using Art to Understand Nursing Theory at Health Information Technology University School of Nursing, Daejeon, South Korea - 2014
·         Negotiated cultural exchange program with a South Korea nursing program. OUTCOME: 60+ Korean nursing students have students at Clayton School of Nursing to date
·          Facilitated cultural experiences for students in Paris, France and London, Mexico, Haiti, and Guatemala, 1995-present.
·         Served as member, University of Alabama School of Nursing Dual Option PNP to DNP Advisory Board, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2012 – 2014.
·         Served as External Reviewer, Tenure Panel, University of South Carolina – Beaufort, Department of Nursing, October, 2012.
·         Participated in a Cultural Exchange in Turkey as a Guest of Istanbul Center, July – August, 2010.
 
·         Invited Guest of Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul, Turkey, August, 2010.
·         Invited Guest of Koc’ University, School of Nursing, Istanbul, Turkey, August, 2010.
·         Co-Lead, Georgia Action Coalition (AKA Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition), AARP/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2011- present.
·         Member, Membership Committee, Southern Regional Education Board Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, 2012-present, 2007-08.
·         Member, Program Committee, Southern Regional Education Board, Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, 2012 – 2013.
·         Member, Governmental Affairs Committee – American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008 –2012. OUTCOME:  Lobbied 10 times for passage of Affordable Care Act
·         Co-Chair, Team Georgia, Center to Champion Nursing in America, AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington DC, 2009-2011.
·         Board of Directors, Southern Regional Education Board Council, Collegiate Education for Nursing, 2008-2010.
·         Member, Partner’s Investing in Nursing’s Future Advisory Board, Office of Nursing Workforce, Jackson, Mississippi, 2007 – 2009.
·         Facilitator, Public Schools/Universities without an Academic Health Center Discussion, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Spring Semi-Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 2007- 2008.
·         Grassroots Legislative Liaison – Georgia, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2006-2012.
·         Member, Advisory Board, Federal Nursing Practitioner Training Grant, University of Alabama School of Nursing, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2006- 2007.
·         Program Evaluator for Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, AACN, 2001- present.
·         Program Evaluator for the National League for Nursing, Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, 1990- 2002.
·         Panelist, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Panel of Experts, Chicago, Illinois, 1998.
·         Delegate, American Nurses' Association Convention and House of Delegates, 1994-1995.
·         Member, Membership Committee, Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia, 1993-1997.
·         U.S. Expert Panelist on the Federal Contract for Cost Management Education for Nurses (CMEN), Division of Nursing, Gertrude MacFarland, Project Office, University of Alabama School of Nursing, Birmingham, Alabama, 1987.
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS HELD
 
·         Member, Governance Task Force American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2016-2017
·         American Association of Colleges of Nursing – University representative, 2005 – present, 1987 – 1995
·         Sigma Thêta Tau –  Xi Rho - Nu Chapter 1979 – present.
Delegate to Biennial International Convention, 2015.
·         Member, Membership Committee, Southern Regional Education Board Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, 2012-present, 2007-2008.
·         Member, Program Committee, Southern Regional Education Board, Council on Collegiate Education for
Nursing, 2012 – 2013.OMMITTEE
·         American Nurses’ Association – 1975 – present.
Delegate – National Convention 1990
·         Georgia Nurses’ Association
Legislative Committee 2007-2009
·         Founding Chair, Southern Crescent Chapter- Georgia Nurses’ Association, 2007-2009.
·         Member, Governmental Affairs Committee – American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008 –2012.
·         Member, Program Planning Committee, Georgia Board of Regents, Academic Advisory Committee on Nursing, Atlanta, GA, 2011- 2012.
·         University System of Georgia Board of Regents, Academic Advisory Committee on Nursing Member Executive Committee 2010 – 2012.
·         Co-Chair, Team Georgia, Center to Champion Nursing in America, AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington DC, 2009-2011.
·         Board of Directors, Southern Regional Education Board Council, Collegiate Education for Nursing, 2008-2010.
·         Member, Partner’s Investing in Nursing’s Future Advisory Board, Office of Nursing Workforce,
Jackson, Mississippi, 2007 – 2009.
·         Facilitator, Public Schools/Universities without an Academic Health Center Discussion, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Spring Semi-Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 2008.
·         Georgia Association of Deans and Directors, Founding Chair 2007-2009.  
·         Facilitator, Public Schools/Universities without an Academic Health Center Discussion, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Fall Semi-Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 2007.
·         Grassroots Legislative Liaison – Georgia, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2006-2012.
·         Member, Advisory Board, Federal Nursing Practitioner Training Grant, University of Alabama School of Nursing, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2006- 2007.
·         Member, Sub-Committee, Georgia Board of Regent’s Nurse Educator Task Force, Atlanta, GA, 2005 – 2008.
·         Program Evaluator for Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, AACN, 2001- present.
·         Program Evaluator for the National League for Nursing, Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, 1990- 2002.
·         Panelist, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Panel of Experts, Chicago, Illinois, 1998.
·         Delegate, Georgia Nurses’ Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, 1998, Columbus, GA, 1999.
·         Member, Finance Committee, Georgia Nurses’ Association, 1996- 1998.
·         Delegate, American Nurses' Association Convention and House of Delegates, 1994-1995.
·         Chair, Steering Committee, Mississippi College Honor Society, Clinton, MS. 1994-1995.
·         Chair, Telecommunication Committee, Dean's and Director's Council, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, Jackson, MS. 1993-1995.
·         Member, Membership Committee, Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia, 1993-1997.
·         Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS. 1994-1995.
·         Member, Mississippi Nurses' Association Public Affairs Committee, 1993-1995.
·         Mississippi Deans and Directors Council, Treasurer, 1993-1995.
·         Chair, Mississippi Nurses' Association, Finance Committee, 1990-1992.
·         Mississippi Nurses' Association, Treasurer 1990-1992.
·         Mississippi Nurses’ Foundation, Treasurer 1990-1992.
·         Member, Accreditation Review Committee, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, Jackson, MS. 1989-1994.
·         Chair, Education Advocacy Committee, Dean's and Director's Council, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, Jackson, MS. 1989-1991.
·         Mississippi Dean’s and Director’s Council, Vice-Chairperson, 1989-1991.
·         Member, Mississippi Nurses' Association Finance Committee, 1988-1995.
·         Member, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, Deans and Directors Council, 1988-1995.
·         Faculty Advisor, Sigma Theta Tau, Auburn University, Theta Delta Chapter, 1987-1988
·         U.S. Expert Panelist on the Federal Contract for Cost Management Education for Nurses (CMEN), Division of Nursing, Gertrude MacFarland, Project Office, University of Alabama School of Nursing, Birmingham, Alabama, 1987.
·         Member, Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Chapter, Nominating Committee, 1982-1984.
·         NAACOG District VII Regional Conference, Program Chair, Birmingham, Alabama, 1982.
·         Member, Alabama Council of Dean's and Directors of School of Nursing, 1981-1984.
·         Chair, Alabama State Nurses' Association, Educational Loan Committee, 1981-1983.
·         Alabama League for Nursing, Second Vice President, 1980-1982.
·         Member, Alabama State Nurses' Association, Awards Committee, 1980-1982.
·         Chairman, State Committee on Nominations, 1980-1982.
·         Chairperson, Alabama League for Nursing, Annual Convention, 1978-1980.
·         Exhibit Chairperson, Alabama League for Nursing, Annual Convention, 1977, 1983-1984.
 
 
NURSING FOCUSED CONSULTATION
 
·         Educational Consultant, Brenau University School of Nursing, 2003, Systematic Evaluation Plan Development.
·         Media Consultant, Mississippi Nurses' Association, 1993-1995.
·         Psychiatric and Maternal-Infant Nursing Service Evaluation, East Alabama Medical Center,
Opelika, Alabama, June - August 1984.
·         Program Accreditation Consultant, Mattie Hersee Hospital School of Nursing, Meridian, Mississippi, 1984.
·         Professional Consultant, La Leche League, International, - Birmingham Chapter, Birmingham,   Alabama, 1978-1980.
 
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
Sitzman, K and Eichelberger, L. W., (2017) Understanding the work of nurse theorist:  A creative beginning, 3rd ed. Jones and Bartlett:  Sudbury, MA. http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781284091502/
Eichelberger, L. W., (2015). Acknowledgement. C. Curran, Nurse on board: Planning your path to the boardroom, (p.ii). Sigma Theta Tau International.
Eichelberger, L. W., Satcher, Sullivan, Young – Oh My!  Solicited article for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Human Capital blog.  Posted June 5th, 2012 at http://blog.rwjf.org/humancapital/2012/06/05/satcher-sullivan-young/ .
Sitzman, K. and Eichelberger, L. W., (2011) Understanding the work of nurse theorist:  A creative beginning. 2nd ed.  Jones and Bartlett: Sudbury, MA. http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9780763778163/
Eichelberger, L.W. and Odom, S., (2006) “Reflections on Hurricane Katrina: Using Disaster Response as a Clinical Experience”, American Journal of Nursing, 106 (9), 72AAA-72DDD.
Sitzman, K. and Eichelberger, L. W. (2004) Understanding the work of nurse theorist:  A creative beginning.         Jones and Bartlett:  Sudbury, MA.
Deering, C. G. and Eichelberger, L. W., (2002). “Mirror Mirror on the Wall:  Using Online Discussion Groups to Improve Interpersonal Skills.  CIN: Computer, Informatics, Nursing, 20, 150-156.
Eichelberger, L. W. (2002) Mississippi Competency Model.  Office of Workforce Redevelopment:  Jackson, MS. http://www.monw.org/publications/2002%20MS%20Competency%20Model.pdf.
Odom, S. & Eichelberger, L. (2000).  Journals demonstrate caring as basis for nursing.  PULSE, 10(8), 6.
Kurtz, S and Eichelberger, L.W. (1999) “Developing a Perioperative Nursing Elective”, AORN, 70(5), 879-886.
Hewlett, P.O. and Eichelberger, L. W. (1999) "Creating Academic/Service Partnerships Through Nursing Competency Models”, Journal of Nursing Education, 38(7): 295-297.    
Eichelberger, L.W. and Hewlett, P.O.  (1999)  “Competency Model 101:  The Process of Developing Core Competencies”, Nursing and Health Care Perspectives, 20(4), 204-208.
Eichelberger, L.W. (1997).  The Mississippi Competency Model.  Jackson:  Office of Nursing Workforce Redevelopment.
Hewlett, P. O. and Eichelberger, L.W. (1996) "The Case Against Mandatory Continuing Education", The Journal of Continuing Education, 27 (4), 176-181.
Wright, T. L. (1986). "Meeting Needs:  The Reciprocal Process of Nursing Older Children" In:  Proceedings from the First Annual Mid-South Nursing Research Conference. University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN.
 
 
GRANTS
 
Project Director, Kaiser Permanente Faculty Retention/Student Scholarship Grant, $90,000, 2016-2017.
Project Director, State Implementation Project (SIP) Grant- Phase Two, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $235,000, 2015- 2017.
Project Director, ITS Nursing –Information Technology Support for Nursing $68,080 grant, Nursing Faculty Initiative, University System of Georgia, 2014-2016.
Project Director, Georgia Nursing Education Collaborative - $455,900 grant, Nursing Faculty Initiative, University System of Georgia, 2012- 2014.
Project Director, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services
                Administration, Advanced, Nursing Education Project, $750,409, 2014-2015.
Project Director, Kaiser Permanente Faculty Retention/Student Scholarship Grant, $85,000, 2013-2014.
Project Director, Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, $47,000, 2013 – 2014.
Co-Project Director, State Implementation Project (SIP) Grant, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $225,000, March, 2013 – 2015.
Project Direct, Kaiser Permanente, $80,000, 2012-2013.
Project Director, Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, $45,000 – 2012 – 2013.
Project Director, Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, $40,000, 2011- 2012.  
Project Director, Georgia Investment in Intellectual Capital Partnership, $205,000 grant, Clayton State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010-2012.
Budget Oversight and Member, Grant Writing Team, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Advanced Nursing Education Project, $750,409, 2011 – 2014.
Project Director, Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, $38,000, 2010- 2011.
Project Director, Kaiser Permanente, $80,000, 2010- 2011.
Grant Outcomes Evaluator and Grant Writing Team, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, $1,128,995, 2010-2013.
Project Director, Healing Bridge Free Clinic – Peachtree City, GA, $150,000, Georgia Baptist Health Care Foundation, Atlanta, GA. 2009.
Project Director, Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, $34,000, 2009 – 2010.

Project Director, Kaiser Permanente, $200,000, Atlanta, GA., 2009 – 2010.

Program Director, Department of Health and Human Services, ARRA - Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students – Nursing, $29,576, 2009 - 2010.

Program Director, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students, (Discipline: Nursing – Baccalaureate), $67,450 grant, Clayton State University, 2009-2010.

Program Director, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (Discipline: Nursing-Baccalaureate), $157,892 grant, Clayton State University, 2008-2009.

          Project Director, Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, $30,000, 2008.

Member, Grant Writing Team and Program Operations, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, $1,058,000, 2007-2010

           Project Director, Kaiser Permanente, $50,000.00, Atlanta, Georgia, 2007.

Project Director, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (Discipline: Nursing-Baccalaureate), $97,000 grant, Clayton State University, 2007-2008.

Project Director, Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, $20,000, 2007.

Project Director, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (Discipline: Nursing-Baccalaureate), $97,794.00 grant, Clayton State University, 2006-2007.

Project Director, Georgia Investment in Intellectual Capital Partnership, $402,797 grant, Clayton College and State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004-2006.

Co-Project Investor, $5,000 Research Grant-in-Aid, Project entitled: Co – Project Director, Research Grant-in-Aid, Project entitled: “Indicators of Success on Licensing Examination of Currently Enrolled Nursing Students, Office of Academic Affairs, Clayton College and State University, 2003.

Co-Project Director, Georgia Investment in Intellectual Capital Partnership, $360,000 grant, Clayton College and State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002-2004.

Project Director, Helene Fuld Foundation, $15,000.00 grant, New York, New York, 1994-1995.

Project Director, Dr. Harvey F. Garrison Foundation, $40,000.00 grant, Jackson, Mississippi, 1993.

Research Grant-in-Aid, Project entitled:  "Meeting Needs:  The Reciprocal Process of Nursing Older Children," Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, 1986.

Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Chapter, Research Grant, Project entitled:  "Meeting Needs: The Reciprocal Process of Nursing Older Children, Birmingham, Alabama, 1985.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

“The Hunt for Good Workforce Data:  Lessons Learned”, Sigma Theta Tau International’s 27th International Nursing Research Congress, July 21 – 25, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, (Referred).

“Perspectives on Doctoral Education”, Sigma Theta Tau International’s 27th International Nursing Research Congress, July 21-25, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, (Referred).

“Advanced Practice Nurses in Georgia: New Data and Implications for Access to Care”, 12th Annual American

Association of Medical Colleges Health Workforce Research Conference, “Getting to the Workforce We Need”, May 5-6th, 2016, Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL. (Refereed).

“The Hunt for Good Workforce Data:  Lessons Learned”, The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, 2016 Conference, “Collaboration + Cooperation + Communication = Success, April 27 – 29th, 2016, Disney Coronado Springs, Orlando, FL, (refereed).

“Barriers and Incentives to Doctoral Education for Underrepresented Populations, The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, 2016 Conference, “Collaboration+ Cooperation+ Communication = Success, April 27 – 29, 2016, Disney Coronado Springs, Orlando, FL (refereed).

“State of Nursing Education in Georgia”, Nursing Practice and Education Summit, Georgia Hospital Association Organization of Nurse Leaders, March 29, 2016, Wellstar Development Center, Atlanta, GA, (invited).

“Welcome and Opening Remarks” 2nd Annual Georgia Doctoral Conference, University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA November 19th, 2015. (Invited).

“Overview of APRN’s Workforce Supply in Georgia”, Georgia Action Leadership Coalition APRN Summit: Access and Economics, Atlanta, GA, September 21, 2015, Atlanta, GA, (invited).  http://issuu.com/gnlc/docs/aprn_presentation_sept_21_2015_publ.

“Breaking Barriers: A Case Study of Faculty Recruitment and Retention”, Georgia Association of Nurse Educators Annual Conference, February 20th, 2015, Lake Lanier, GA, (refereed).

 “IOM’s Future of Nursing Campaign – National and State Perspectives”, National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North American National Conference, November 7th, 2014, Atlanta, GA, (invited).

 

“IOM’s Future of Nursing Campaign – Georgia and You”, Georgia Association of Nursing Student, 62nd Annual Convention, October 24th, 2014, Peachtree City, GA, (invited).

“The Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition:  How the IOM Recommendations are at work in GA?” 2014 GNA Professional Development Conference, October 20, 2014, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, (invited).

“GA Nursing Leadership Coalition Update”, South Carolina Action Coalition Leadership Summit, June 3, 2014, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head, SC, (invited).

 “Preparing to Lead” - Facilitated Work Group Session, South Carolina Action Coalition Leadership Summit, June 2, 2014, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head, SC, (invited).

“Using Art to Teach Nursing Theory”, Daejeon Health Sciences University, Daejeon, South Korea              May 14, 2014, (invited).

“Commencement Address Speaker” 2013 Mississippi College School of Nursing Graduation and Pinning Ceremony, December 20, 2013, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS, (invited).

“IOM Report – Focus on Georgia Projects”, 2013 GNA Professional Development Conference & Membership Assembly, October 24, 2013, Augusta Marriott at the Conference Center, Augusta, GA, (invited).

 “Georgia Nursing Education Collaborative:  Three Schools and a Dream”, SREB Council on Collegiate Education For Nursing, Annual Meeting, November 11-13, 2012, J. W. Marriott, Atlanta, GA, (refereed).

“IOM Future of Nursing -   Georgia’s Response”, Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition Meeting.  October 31st, 2012, Miller-Ward House, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, (invited).

 “IOM Future of Nursing - Georgia’s Response”, Georgia Hospital Association Meeting.  October 31st, 2012, Georgia Hospital Association, Marietta, GA, (invited).

 “Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition Update”, Georgia Association of Deans and Directors Retreat.  June 5th, 2012, Westin Beach Resort, Hilton Head Island SC, (invited).

 “IOM Future of Nursing – Georgia’s Response”, Georgia Hospital Association/South Carolina Hospital Association Nurse Leadership Institute, June 8 – 10, 2011, Westin Beach Resort, Hilton Head Island SC,  (invited).

 “Panel Discussion – Key Themes of IOM Future of Nursing Report”, Georgia Nursing Summit. February 4th, 2011 Atlanta, GA, (invited).

“Using Art to Teach Nursing Theory”, National League for Nursing Educator Summit, September 29 – October 2, 2010, Las Vegas, NV, (refereed)

“Value of Partnerships”, Kaiser Permanente National Board of Directors Meeting, June 22, 2010, Ritz Carlton, Atlanta, GA, (invited)

“Nursing Innovations at Clayton State University”, University of Georgia System Board of Regent’s Meeting, June 9th, 2010, Atlanta, GA, (invited)

 “Mixing Oil and Water:  Leading Others to Resolve Conflict", Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Summit, April 23, 2010, W Hotel, Atlanta, GA, (invited)

 “Strategies of Success Mentoring Program:  An Approach for Increasing Nursing Workforce Diversity”, Georgia Association for Nursing Education Annual Conference, February 18th, 2010, St. Simon’s Island, GA, (refereed).

Planning the Perfect Learning Experience Abroad - Experiences in Europe for College Students", Georgia Association for Nursing Education Annual Conference, February 21st, 2008 Callaway Gardens, GA. (refereed).

“The Secret of Great Nurses”, Keynote Address, Opening Ceremony, Nurses’ Day Celebration, May 7th, 2007, Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA

 “The Diversity Project:  Lessons Learned”, SREB Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia, October, 2006, (refereed).

“Nursing’s Role in Preparing for a Pan-Flu Epidemic”. University of Georgia System Board of Regent’s Subcommittee on Nursing, Summer Retreat, and Lagrange, GA, June, 2006.

“Networking for Nursing Education” Georgia Association for Nurse Educators – 2006 Annual Meeting, St.  Simon’s Island, Georgia, February 14-17 2006.

 

 

“CSU’s Nursing Departments Response to Hurricane Katrina”, Clayton State University Women’s Forum Morrow, GA, September, 2005. (Invited).

“Barriers to Nursing Education Project: Phase Two, From Data to Action”.   Mississippi Council of Deans and Directors, Jackson, MS, July 2004. (Invited).

 “Barriers to Nursing Education Project”, Healthcare Workforce Summit, Jackson, MS, May, 2004. (Invited).

“Using Art to Teach Nursing Theory”, Luncheon Speaker, International Rogerian Conference, Savannah GA, February, 2004. (Refereed)

“Nursing Informatics: Careers for the Future”, Atlanta Journal Constitution Health Careers Fair Symposium, Atlanta, GA, May 2003.

“Virtual Education and Beyond:  A Model for Integration of Information Technology in Nursing Education,  National League for Nursing Biennial Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, June, 1999, (refereed).

"Care of Domestic Violence Survivors", March of Dimes Conference on Family Violence, Jackson, MS, and September 1995, (refereed).

“Celebrating a New Era" Induction Speaker, Theta Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, University of Mississippi School of Nursing, Jackson, MS, March 1995 (invited).

"Role of Nursing Education in Health Care Reform" Nursing Summit, Jackson, MS, January 1994. (Invited).

"911: The Emergency Response to Domestic Violence", Third Annual Statewide Conference of The Mississippi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Natchez, MS, July 1994 (invited).

"Dealing with the Media", Mississippi Nurses' Association Board of Directors and District Presidents, Jackson, MS, 1993-1994 (invited).

"Obtaining Financial Aid for Higher Education", 1991 Mississippi Nurses' Association Convention,               Biloxi, MS, October 1991 (invited).

"Qualitative Research Methods, Mississippi Nurses' Association Research Council, Jackson, MS, January 1990. (Refereed).

"Blended Families - Facts vs. Fallacies," Seventh Annual Woman's World, University Medical Center, Jackson, MS, May 1989 (invited).

"Heritage of Honor," Induction Speaker, Theta Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, University of Mississippi School of Nursing, Jackson, MS, and April, 1989 (invited).

"Commitment to Care," Commencement Address, Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, December 1988, (invited).

"Image of Nursing," District 13 Meeting, Mississippi Nurses, Association, Jackson, MS, October 1988 (invited).

"Entrepreneurship in Nursing," District 13 meeting, Mississippi Nurses' Association, Jackson, MS, April 1988. (Invited)

"Conducting Qualitative Research," Keynote address, Alabama State Nurses' Association Research Council Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL, May 1987. (Refereed).

“Meeting Needs:  The Reciprocal Process of Nursing Older Children," Seventh Oglevee Research Papers Day, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, April 1987. (Refereed)

"The Godparent Experiment:  Support for Adolescent Mothers and Unique Learning Experience for Nursing Students," Eight Annual Clinical Education Sessions, Alabama State Nurses' Association, Montgomery, AL, April 1987. (Refereed)

"Meeting Needs:  The Reciprocal Process of Nursing Older Children," Sixty-fourth Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL, March 1987. (Refereed)

"Family Action Support Programs," Southeastern Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, March 1987. (Refereed)

"Initiation of Research as a New Graduate," Alabama Association of Nursing Students State Convention, Birmingham, AL, February 1987. (Refereed).

"Operation Godparent" Role of Support in Adolescent Pregnancy," District V, Alabama State Nurses' Association, Opelika, AL, January 1987. (Refereed).

"Meeting Needs:  The Reciprocal Process of Nursing Older Children," First Annual Mid-South Nursing Research Conference, Memphis, TN, October, 1986. (Refereed).

 

 

"Computers and Nursing," Alabama State Nurses' Association Fifth Annual Clinical Education Workshop, Montgomery, AL, March 1984. (Refereed).

"Utilization of Computers for Statistical Analysis in the Prediction of State Board Performance,"

                National League for Nursing Workshop, Computer Technology Explosion: Implications for Nursing Education, Hartford, CT 1982. (Refereed).

"Role of the Childbirth Educator in Support of Lactation," International Childbirth Education Association, U.S. Southern Regional Convention, Birmingham, AL, 1981, (Refereed).

"Support of Lactation”, Chapter Meeting, NAACOG, Birmingham, AL, 1980. (Invited).

"Role of the Professional in Breastfeeding Support," State LaLeche League Meeting, Birmingham, AL, 1979.

"Perspectives on Lactation," District VII, NAACOG Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, 1979. (Invited).

"Utilization of Self-Instructional Learning Packets," Alabama League for Nursing Workshop, Birmingham, AL, 1977. (Refereed). 

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