Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing Assistant Dean for Baccalaureate ProgramsThe Ohio State University College of Nursing
Wendy Bowles serves in the role of the Assistant Dean for Baccalaureate Programs at The Ohio State University. She has embraced evidence-based practice since her early days as a nurse over twenty years ago and subsequently as a nurse practitioner. She began her journey in nursing education in 2005 and realized the importance of educating future nurses for current practice environments relying on the most current evidence for decision making. She is committed to advancing the science of evidence-based pedagogies of teaching and learning in nursing education. Her research includes work with alternative pedagogies, curricular development, and student engagement. She has presented her work both nationally and internationally in the form of podium and poster presentations and engages on a regular basis with the Fuld Institute for Evidence-based Practice to assist educators and practitioners through learning the evidence-based practice process.
Associate Director Nursing Education & EBPThe Ohio State University James Cancer Center & Wexner Medical Center
Colleen O’Leary has over 25 years of oncology nursing experience. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Nursing for her BSN and Loyola University Chicago for her MSN. She has been certified as an Advanced Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. Trained as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, her current position is Associate Director of Nursing Education for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and Associate Director of Evidence –Based Practice for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She is widely published and has presented on a variety of oncology nursing and evidence-based practice topics locally, nationally and internationally.
Director Professional Development AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Dr. Nancy Powell is the Director of Professional Development at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, a member of Geisinger, located in Southern New Jersey. Dr. Powell ‘s 40 plus years of nursing experience include nurse midwifery, nursing education, and professional development. In her role, she strives to infuse, support, and sustain a culture of EBP through mentoring staff to increase their EBP knowledge and skills to improve outcomes.