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Dr. Janet Niemi Chubb

Dr. Janet Niemi Chubb, Assistant Professor of Nursing

"I want students to apply theories of leadership, management, finance and economics, communication and strategic planning to their role practicum experiences. I want them to be able to identify problems in healthcare delivery, which can be addressed via innovative leadership and evidence-based practice."

Degrees Held:

  • DHSc – Nova Southeastern University, 2006
  • MSN with focus in Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist – University of Utah, 1975
  • BSN – Idaho State University, 1970

Career Highlights:

  • CEO of Behavioral Healthcare Organizations for 13 years
  • Administrative Director of State Psychiatric Hospital (Idaho) 2 years
  • Published book chapters, articles in professional/academic journals
  • Served on the Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of the Joint Commission (rewrote Mental Health Standards)
  • Served on the National Institute of Mental Health task force focused on treatment for children and adolescents

In which online program do you teach?

MSN

Which classes do you teach online?

Nurse Executive Specialty courses (4).

What do you want students to learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?

I want students to apply theories of leadership, management, finance and economics, communication and strategic planning to their role practicum experiences. I want them to be able to identify problems in healthcare delivery, which can be addressed via innovative leadership and evidence-based practice.

Expected outcomes: graduate who will assume a key leadership role in a healthcare organization to effect quality outcomes for patients and for the organization.

Why did you start teaching?

To develop leaders and teams of healthcare professionals who could effect change in the rapidly changing and complex healthcare environment. I believe that my leadership and clinical experiences will enhance student learning in applying theory to practice. I am passionate about developing leaders and sharing my knowledge and experiences with nurses who want to lead healthcare organizations/systems.

What's the best advice that you have ever received?

Stay focused and reflect, but stay out of the 'rear view mirror.'

What's the best advice you could give to online students?

Prioritize work, family and graduate studies and keep the end goal in mind. It is not how quickly you complete the program that is important, but rather how well you synthesize and can apply concepts, principles and theory to practice. If you focus on how quickly you can finish the MSN program, you cheat yourself of mastering course content and being a leader of influence.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Marshall and Broome's Transformational Leadership in Nursing

What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing leadership?

Authenticity, integrity and a willingness to self-reflect and develop insight into practice/leadership behaviors. Utilizing critical thinking skills, being a risk taker, and embracing collaborative relationships contribute significantly to the characteristics of a professional leader.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in healthcare face today?

Moral/ethical dilemmas related to reimbursement and regulatory changes.

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