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This month we will address emerging health delivery models, with a discussion of the role of Advanced Practice Nurses and Health Care Reform, specifically with a discussion of the role of nurses in ACO’s and Medical Homes with Mary Jean Schumann.
Ms. Schumann is the Executive Director of the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC). The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC) is a bold partnership among the nation’s leading nursing organizations, consumers, and other key stakeholders to advance the highest quality, safety and value of consumer-centered health care for all individuals, their families, and their communities. NAQC believes that only with stronger, more unified nursing policy ‘voices’ will we achieve dramatic and sustainable achievement in quality and safety for the American public. Before joining the NAQC, Ms. Schumann served in various positions at the American Nurses Association, first as the Director, Nursing Practice and Policy, and later as Chief Programs Officer. Currently, Ms. Schumann is on staff at George Washington University. She taught pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin and Eastern Michigan University. She is a nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner who maintained a clinical practice until 2006 as a hospice nurse in addition to her regular duties.
Ms. Schumann co-authored a 2008 book with Dr. Margretta Styles, Kathi White and Carol Bickford, called Specialization and Credentialing in Nursing Revisited.