Internationally known scholar and patient safety advocate Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, will be the featured speaker at the 2007 Thelma L. Cleveland Visiting Scholar event hosted by the WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing on Thursday, October 4, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Phase 1 Auditorium (room 122) on the Riverpoint Campus.
 
A reception will be held from 6:15 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery. Throughout her career, Hinshaw has conducted nursing research that focuses on quality of care, patient outcomes and measurement, and building positive work environments for health care professionals because of their impact on patient safety.
 
She has given hundreds of presentations, and her findings have been widely published in numerous articles and books. Her discussion will focus on her research related to job satisfaction, job stress, anticipated turnover, and patient safety outcomes.
 
Hinshaw is a professor and former dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan and a distinguished nurse scholar-in-residence at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, she was the first permanent director of the National Center of Nursing Research and first director of the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health.
 
Hinshaw led the Institute in its support of valuable research in many areas of nursing science, such as disease prevention, health promotion, acute and chronic illness, and the environments that enhance health care in patient outcomes.
 
Now in its ninth year, the annual Cleveland Visiting Scholar event brings nursing scholars with a national perspective and expert knowledge to Spokane to discuss issues related to nursing and health care education, practice, and professional development. The program began in 1998 to honor WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing Dean Emerita Thelma Cleveland.