Vermont Nurses In partnership
Vermont Nurses In Partnership, Inc. (VNIP) is a non-profit public charity comprised of nurse leaders striving to solve current issues in a collaborative, non-traditional manner. The VNIP Alliance provides an international forum focused on improving education and transition to practice for direct care providers. Alliance members represent academia, regulation and various practice settings in both rural and urban settings.
The forum has grown from the initial 45 Vermont-based members that started the work in 1999, to a coalition of over 500 nurse leaders from across the nation and around the world. These proactive healthcare leaders provide the intellectual resources that allow us to develop and deliver intern, orientee, mentorship, coaching and preceptor development programs.
VNIP exists to assist and support transitions in the
workplace for professional nurses and other staff in healthcare. Collaborative work establishes a framework for transition that is
research and evidenced based and that promotes competent practice
and quality, patient-centered care.
* To promote use of the tools and services that support development and validation of competence in staff that are in the midst of transition.
* To provide a framework that is evidenced based, flexible, practical, easily implemented and applicable across the continuum of care.
* To build fiscal and program sustainability of VNIP as a framework that promotes collaboration, quality, and patient safety.
* To expand a network that has a local, national and international influence.
Board of Directors
Carmel Dato PhD, NPP, RN
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, New York City College of Technology
Patricia Donehower, M.S.N., RN
Lecturer, Dept. of Nursing, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, University of Vermont; Former VP for Clinical Services, VNA of Chittenden and G.I. Counties, VT
Renee Gecsedi, MS, RN
Director, Education, Practice Research; New York State Nurses Association
Linda A. Havey, DNP, MS, RN-BC
Manager, Maternal Child Health Unit, Porter Hospital, Middlebury, VT
Assistant Professor, BSN Nursing, Vermont Technical College
Carol Hodges M.S.N., RN
Nursing Education Coordinator, Northeastern VT Regional Hospital
Vice President, Vermont State Nurse Association
Jill Lord, M.S., RN
Director of Community Health, Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
Meg H. O'Donnell
Retired Assistant General Counsel, University of Vermont Medical Center
Mary Val Palumbo, Ph.D., RN
Director, AHEC Center for Nursing Workforce Research, Planning, and Development
Nathaniel A. Waite, BSN, RN
Public Health Nurse II, Vermont Department of Health
Division of Maternal and Child Health, VT Dept of Public Health
Susan Boyer, DNP, RN-BC
Contact Susan Boyer with comments or recommendations
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Last updated on January 22, 2018