September 21, 2009

Executives to mentor Doctor of Nursing Practice students

Under the mentorship of high-level business executives, three students from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program are learning to combine the best practices of business management, nursing leadership and executive effectiveness.

Established through a gift from Maryann Fralic, a professor in the Department of Health Systems and Outcomes, the new program offers three exceptional students financial support aimed at building a yearlong relationship with executive mentors from a variety of non–health care disciplines and industries, including the worlds of business, finance, entertainment, media, politics and government, science and technology.

This year, Gail Cassell, vice president of scientific affairs at Eli Lilly and Co., will serve as a mentor to Laurie Saletnik, assistant director of surgical nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Ron Shapiro of Shapiro Negotiations Institute, a global provider of training and consulting in negotiation, influencing and sales optimization, will mentor JoAnn Ioannou, assistant director of Medical Nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Debra Lappin of B&D Consulting, a leading strategist in public health and science policy, will work with Beth Kilmoyer, informatics project manager at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.