Annual Educational Institute Supports Just Culture

On May 5, 2016, the Annual Educational Institute organized by the Excelsior College School of Nursing was held at The Century House in Latham, New York. Attendees both online and in person were inspired by the key note speaker, Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, and her presentation that addressed this year’s theme Promoting a Just Culture Through Nursing Education.

Podium presentations by Suzanne Fischer Prestoy, PhD, RN-BC and Cheryl Dunton, MS, RNC-NIC (an Excelsior College 2015 graduate) discussed a just culture in the academic and clinical setting respectively.

Poster presentations by Mark Wahl, MS, RN and Dawne Olbrych, MS, RN, CNE, Robin Dewald, PhD, RN, CNE and Cathy DeChance, PhD(c), RN and Ruth Barnes, PhD, RN contributed to the academic perspective of just culture. Joanna Scalabrini, MS, RN and Jeanette Acevedo-Brace, MS, RN presented a poster about the just culture in the clinical setting.