Nursing has the answer to the many problems that plague our health system.
Raise the Voice: Edge Runners are the practical innovators who have led the way in bringing new thinking and new methods to a wide range of health care challenges. Edge Runners have developed care models and interventions that demonstrate significant, sustained clinical and financial outcomes. Many of the stories underscore the courage and fighting spirit of nurse leaders who have persevered despite institutional inertia or resistance.
Since the beginning of the
Raise the Voice campaign, the Academy has identified 49 Edge Runners. Informational profiles are linked below.
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A Nursing Life: Serving the Nation is an inspiring photojournalism project that is documented the work of six Raise the Voice: Edge Runners. Resources for Edge Runners
11th Street Family Health Services Patricia Gerrity, PhD, RN, FAAN
Aging in Place Project Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN Arkansas Aging Initiative Claudia J. Beverly, PhD, RN, FAAN Caregiver Skills Building Intervention (CSBI) Carol J. Farran, DNSc, RN, FAAN Centering Healthcare Institute Sharon Schindler Rising, CNM, MSN Chicago Parent Program Deborah Gross, DNS, RN, FAAN Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) Nancy Donaldson, DNS, RN, FAAN Diane Brown, PhD, RN, FNAHQ, FAAN
Connie Vance, EdD, RN, FAAN Community Health Education, Advocacy, and Empowerment: Promotores de la Salud Mary Healey-Sedutto, MPA, PhD
Coping Skills Training: Helping Youths and Their Families Deal with Diabetes Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN
¡Cu ídate! Antonia M. Villaruel, PhD, FAAN Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment (COPE) Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAAN, FNAP
Ruth Watson Lubic, EdD, RN, CNM, FAAN Family Health and Birth Center
Family Practice and Counseling Network Donna Torrisi, MSN, CRNP Georgetown University Hospital Achieving ANCC Magnet Designation Joyce E. Johnson, PhD, RN, CNAA, FAAN Harambee Nursing Center Kay T. Roberts, EdD, MSN, ARNP, FAAN Cynda Hylton Rushton PhD, RN, FAAN The Harriet Lane Compassionate Care Program INSIGHTS Sandee McClowry, PhD, RN, FAAN
Judith Storfjell, Phd, RN, FAAN Integrated Health Care (IHC) Linear Growth Assessment in Children Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN Karen D. Hench, MS, RN Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, CRNP, FAAN Living Independently for Elders Center (LIFE) Making Transitional Care More Effective & Efficient Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN Nurse Managed Health Centers Tine Hansen-Turton Joanne M. Pohl, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN Nurse-Family Partnership Harriet Kitzman, PhD, RN, FAAN
On Lok Senior Health Services Jennie Chin Hansen, MS, RN, FAAN One Year Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Colleen J. Goode, PhD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC Cathleen Krsek, MSN, MBA, RN, FAAN Perioperative Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program Suzy Scott-Williams, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Marilyn J. Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) Senior ASSIST Diane McGee, MSN, RN SeniorWISE Graham J. McDougall, Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA Special Care Unit for the Critically Ill Barbara Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN Carol Jo Wilson, PhD, RN, CNP The St. Francis Health Center Training in the Assessment of Depression (TRIAD) Program Ellen L. Brown, EdD, RN
Transforming Care at Bedside Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN Patricia Rutherford, MS, RN TelEmergency: Distance Emergency Care Using Nurse Practitioners Kristi Henderson, MSN, FAEN Wise Health Decisions Nancy E. Dayhoff, EdD, RN, CNS Patricia S. Moore, MSN, RN, CNS, CDE