Connie Henry, a doctor of nursing practice student at Waynesburg University, presented at the 2016 UPMC Nurses Week Conference this past spring.
Henry presented a poster, “Measuring Empowerment using the RN-focused Index of Professional Nursing Governance.”
“For this particular project, I was able to survey a sample of nurses involved in shared governance to measure their engagement,” said Henry. “The results allowed us to make enhancements to an already empowered group of nurses.”
The UPMC Nurses Week Conference is an event used to showcase and celebrate the extraordinary work being done by nurses employed at UPMC. The event also includes presentations by speakers who are experts in the field, presenting current topics in the healthcare profession.
“My graduate studies at Waynesburg have prepared and positioned me well to take on the challenges within the nursing world,” said Henry.
Henry is currently the unit director for the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at UPMC Mercy.
Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.
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