Nurse-Managed Wellness Centers: Developing and Maintaining Your Center (A National Nursing Centers Consortium Guide and Toolkit)

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This practical and authoritative book provides a step-by-step guide to starting and sustaining an effective wellness center, whether non-profit or academic based. The authors present various document samples (job descriptions, contract with local government and community agencies, and outcome and assessment guides). For pedagogical use, it defines wellness, describes wellness activities and wellness centers, and guides nurses in incorporating wellness activities into practice.
Key Features:

• unique tool kit to build community wellness centers
• Funding suggestions
• A guide for nurse entrepreneurs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826121325
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Tine Hansen-Turton is known to be an effective change agent, systems-thinker and policy advocate. She has over 15 years of experience in providing executive management and for the past decade she has led the National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC), a national movement of nurse-managed health and wellness centers serving over 2.5 million people. Tine also serves as Vice President for Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute, where she oversees several trade associations and non-profit organizations. Tine is an adjunct faculty member at La Salle University School of Nursing. She writes and publishes for many peer-review professional healthcare and legal journals and is a regular presenter at local, state and national health care conferences. Tine is Co-Author of "Community and Nurse-Managed Health Centers: Getting them Started and Keeping them Going," published by Springer Publications, and an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award winner. She is also co-author of "Conversations with Leaders," published by Sigma Theta Tau International. Tine is a recent Eisenhower Fellow, received the Philadelphia Business Journal 40 under 40 Leadership Award and has been named a Next Generation Connector. She received her BA from Slippery Rock University, her Master's in Government Administration from University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute and her Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Philip A. Greiner, DNSc, RN, is Associate Dean for Public Health & Entrepreneurial Initiatives at Fairfield University School of Nursing, Fairfield, CT, and is the Director of the Health Promotion Center (HPC). He has served as Director for 12 years. Dr. Greiner serves as the Co-Chair of the Wellness Center Committee and on the Board of the National Nursing Center Consortium. Over the past twelve years, he has served on the Advisory Board or Board of Directors of five community organizations in the Bridgeport, CT area. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Southwest Community Health Center and on the Boards of the Connecticut Public Health Association and the Connecticut Association of Public Health Nurses. Dr. Greiner is a graduate of The Reading Hospital School of Nursing and Albright College five-year cooperative program in nursing, and obtained his BSN, MSN, and DNSc from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. Dr. Greiner completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Kentucky, College of Nursing, in the nurse-managed clinic for the homeless, and in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, in epidemiology and aging as part of the Nun Study.

Mary Ellen T. Miller is an Assistant Professor at De Sales University School of Nursing in Center Valley, Pennsylvania and teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Miller serves as the Co-Chair of the Wellness Center Committee of the National Nursing Center Consortium. She is also co-director of a federal grant at La Salle University Neighborhood Nursing Center, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she served as the Associate Director of Public Health Programs and Independence Foundation Chair for three years. Dr. Miller received her diploma from Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing and a Bachelor in Science in Nursing degree and Masters of Science in Nursing within the Public Health Nursing track from La Salle University. She earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Studies from Temple University. Her research interests focus on adolescent and paternal risk communication. She has published about nurse-managed centers and presented regionally and nationally on topics related to her work in this area, as well as the area of student involvement with community service and learning in nurse-managed wellness centers. Dr. Miller is a member of the American Public Health Association, the American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Delta Chapter, and serves on the Advisory Board of Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School. Dr. Miller has twenty-five years of experience as a nurse educator and was the recipient of the Von Allman Award for Teaching Excellence at La Salle University in 1999 and the Service to Chapter Award by the Kappa Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau in 2006.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements from NNCC

Acknowledgements from the NNCC Wellness Committee Co-Chairs

Section 1 - Introduction and Overviews

Chapter 1 - About the National Nursing Centers Consortium and Wellness Centers

Chapter 2 - What is a Nurse-Managed Wellness Center?

What is a Nurse-Managed Wellness Center?

Historical Perspective

Chapter 3 - Application of the Boyer Model of Scholarship in Nurse-Managed Wellness Centers

The Boyer Model of Scholarship

Description and Application of the Four Types of Scholarship

Application of the Boyer Model

Implementation in a Nurse-Managed Wellness Center

Section 2 - Development and Planning

Chapter 4 - Organizational Development

Corporate Status

Governing or Advisory Board


Getting Started

Chapter 5 - Planning a Wellness Center

Community and Needs Assessments

Feasibility Study

Planning the Wellness Center

Policies and Procedures

Chapter 6 - Community Presence and Marketing: Involving the Community

Building Bridges

Maintaining the Bridges

Mending Bridges

Celebrate Successes

Chapter 7 - Funding and Sustainability of Wellness Centers



Chapter 8 - Planning and Development of Independent Centers

Corporate Status

Site Selection, Zoning, and Licensing


Section 3 - Wellness Center Services

Chapter 9 - Traditional Wellness Center Services

Chapter 10 - Wellness Center Services for Aging Populations

Chapter 11 - Wellness Center Services for Latino Populations

Overview of Services to Latinos

Promising Approaches

Chapter 12 - Mental Health Services in Wellness Centers

Incidence of Depression

Barriers to Treatment

Mental Health Integration Project


Section 4 - Student Learning

Chapter 13 - Community Service and Learning and Student Engagement

University Community Service and Learning Committee

Evaluation of Community Service and Learning Activities

Examples of Community Service and Learning Projects in Nursing Programs

Overview of Community Service Learning in the Health Professions

Chapter 14 - Extending the Mission of Wellness Centers to Build Future Nursing Capacity

The Current Nursing Shortage

The Kids into Health Careers Initiative

Example Program Initiatives

Section 5 - Improving and Measuring Quality in Wellness Centers

Chapter 15 - Measuring Quality in Wellness Centers

Chapter 16 - Documenting Outcomes

Chapter 17 - Data Collection

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