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Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC

Gerry Altmiller is an associate professor of nursing at The College of New Jersey, a clinical nurse specialist consultant for Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a member of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Collaboration since 2006, serving as one of the pilot school members. She currently is a national consultant for QSEN providing workshops at universities around the country, serves on the QSEN Institute advisory board, and is the director of the QSEN Institute Regional Center at The College of New Jersey. She was invited by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to develop the Teamwork and Communication Module of their Transition to Practice Program, designed to support nurse residency for new-to-practice nurses. Dr. Altmiller was a Lindback Award recipient for distinguished teaching in 2014. She has published about quality and safety in graduate and undergraduate nursing education and speaks at national venues on this topic. Her research has focused on communication challenges as well as incivility in the educational and practice environment and the negative effects these impose on patient safety.