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Hasselblad chosen for evidence-based practice fellowship

Aug. 12, 2021, 10:52 AM


by Matt Batcheldor

Michele Hasselblad, DNP, RN, NE-BC, vice president of Adult Ambulatory Nursing, has been chosen for an inaugural cohort of postdoctoral fellows from the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare at The Ohio State University.

Michele Hasselblad, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Hasselblad was selected as one of eight candidates from a highly competitive pool of applicants to participate in its first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

“This prestigious fellowship recognizes Michele as part of an elite group of nursing leaders in the country,” said Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC. “I know Michele’s participation will enrich her, enrich Vanderbilt and enrich professional practice on a national scale. I offer my warmest congratulations to her.”

The fellows, representing nursing leadership, clinical practice and academia, will work with the Fuld Institute and their home organizations to elevate their experience in evidence-based practice and decision-making, evidence-based quality improvement, implementation science and strategies, system leadership, innovation and navigating change in complex systems.

“Michele is so well-deserving of this very impressive honor,” said Thomas Nantais, MBA, Executive Vice President of Adult Ambulatory Operations. “Since joining Ambulatory Operations in 2019, as our VP of Nursing, she has done amazing work, while completing her DNP at the same time. Her focus on elevating the role of nurses and medical assistants within the ambulatory space has been so very well received. I, too, would like to congratulate Michele on being selected for this most important fellowship.”

The goal of the program is to create premier DNP experts who accelerate the translation of evidence into practice and leverage the synergies between evidence-based practice, research and quality improvement to advance health care delivery and/or population health outcomes in real-world settings.

“Our office was thrilled to hear of Michele’s appointment as a Fuld Institute DNP fellow,” said Cathy Ivory, PhD, RN-BC, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, senior director of Nursing Research for VUMC.

“As she learns from this valuable experience, our team will learn too as we expand opportunities to grow our culture of evidence-based practice at VUMC.”

Hasselblad joined VUMC in 2005 and served in a variety of progressive leadership roles before becoming associate nursing officer for the Medicine Patient Care Center in 2014. She was named vice president of Adult Ambulatory Nursing in 2019.

She recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

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