STRONGER TOGETHER

Leading Safe Vascular Access During COVID-19 and Beyond

PART THREE:

 

Nursing Leadership & Innovation During a Pandemic 

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

12 PM - 1 PM EST

 

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Learning Objectives: 
  • The Pandemic: drastic shifts in practice and leadership
  • Identify innovative solutions for current and future healthcare challenges through leadership, education and passion
  • What's next - how to move forward in uncertain times

Speakers:

Lorelle Wuerz

PhD, RN, VA-BC™, NEA-BC

Lorelle Wuerz

PhD, RN, VA-BC™, NEA-BC

Dr. Lorelle Wuerz is a visionary, innovative, results-oriented nursing leader who is recognized as a high-energy team player who achieves successful results. Lorelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Psychology and Music. In addition, she has a Masters of Nursing Science (MSN) with a specialization in Leadership and Administration and has completed her PhD in Nursing with a specialization in leadership and administration. Dr. Wuerz is dually certified in Vascular Access and as a Nursing Executive Advanced.

Dr. Wuerz has successfully lead and transformed teams in a variety of inpatient and outpatient healthcare areas including Vascular Access, Medicine, Surgery, Women’s & Children’s Health, Critical Care, Trauma and Transplant services.

Currently, Lorelle is an active member in the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) and has served as the Chair of the national AVA Membership Committee, a two-year term as a national board of director, and participated in the Governance Task Force Planning Board for AVA. In addition, she is an active member in the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL).

Today, Dr. Wuerz works at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital System, a major academic medical center based in New York metropolitan area, which collaborates with two renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and the Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons. Dr. Wuerz serves as the Director of Professional Nursing Practice, Quality & Education.

Aside from Nursing, Lorelle is an accomplished musician and loves to play piano and sing for personal enjoyment!

Rebecca Love

RN, BS, MSN, FIEL

Rebecca Love

RN, BS, MSN, FIEL

Rebecca Love is a nurse entrepreneur, inventor, author, TedX Speaker and first nurse featured on Ted.com, and part of the inaugural nursing panel featured at SXSW 2018.  Rebecca was the first Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the United States at Northeastern School of Nursing – the founding initiative in the country designed to empower nurses as innovators and entrepreneurs, where she founded the Nurse Hackathon, the movement has led to transformational change in the Nursing Profession. In early 2019, Rebecca, along with a group of leading nurses in the world, founded and is President of SONSIEL: The Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders, a non-profit that quickly attained recognition by the United Nations as an Affiliate Member to the UN. Rebecca is an experienced Nurse Entrepreneur, founding HireNurses.com in 2013 which was acquired in 2018 by Ryalto, LTD UK, where she served as the Managing Director of US Markets, until it’s acquisition in 2019.  Currently, Rebecca serves as Vice President of Customer Strategy & Engagement, OptimizeRx.  Rebecca is passionate about empowering nurses and creating communities to help nurses innovate, create, and collaborate to start businesses and inventions to transform healthcare.   

Rebecca holds a M.S. in Nursing from Northeastern University, B.A. in International Relations/Spanish from Boston University, and, sits on the board of NextGen Ventures, Health Science Entrepreneurs at Northeastern University & the Host Committee for the Massachusetts ACLU.  She currently lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with her husband and 3 children.

 

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