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Recognized Leader in Nursing Joins Johns Hopkins Medicine International - 08/22/2011

Recognized Leader in Nursing Joins Johns Hopkins Medicine International

Release Date: August 22, 2011
Jane Shivnan
Jane C. Shivnan, MScN, RN, AOCN

Jane C. Shivnan, MScN, RN, AOCN, has been named executive director of clinical quality and nursing at Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), the international arm of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Shivnan has more than 20 years of health care leadership experience, including service as executive director of the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and as the director of the Institute’s Office of Global Nursing. In her new role, Shivnan will provide strategic oversight and leadership in JHI’s clinical, consulting and knowledge transfer activities. She will also continue to serve the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing as executive director, which will create synergy to further leverage the expertise of Hopkins nurses.

“We are pleased to welcome Jane Shivnan to Johns Hopkins Medicine International,” says Steven Thompson, chief executive officer of JHI. “She is well qualified to take on this new role. We believe that her vast experience with the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and its Office for Global Nursing, and her expertise and experience with Hopkins’ national and international programs will help to facilitate new opportunities aimed at elevating the standards of nursing and patient care globally.”

Shivnan's international experience includes work as a senior nurse advisor at the Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre from its founding in 1999, where she helped to coordinate planning for the clinical oncology program and served intermittently as acting director of nursing and chief nurse executive. Over the last five years, she has also supported the School of Nursing’s international activities through her work with the Institute.

“Jane’s experience and relationships throughout the School of Nursing, the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University will support her efforts in finding new collaborations with our colleagues both here and abroad,” says Martha Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing, medicine and public health, and dean of The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. “Karen Haller and I look forward to continuing and expanding our relationship with Jane and her future endeavors.”  Karen Haller, PhD, RN, is vice president for nursing and patient care services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Shivnan has also held clinical and progressive management roles in oncology nursing, and led the successful designation of The Johns Hopkins Hospital as a Magnet Hospital in 2003. As a nurse manager of the bone marrow transplant unit at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, she helped to develop its inpatient/outpatient program. She holds a joint appointment in oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is an instructor in the Department of Health Systems and Outcomes at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at the Hariri School of Nursing at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Shivnan holds certification in advanced oncology nursing from the U.S. Oncology Nursing Society and was recognized for her leadership in oncology nursing with the Roxane Laboratories/Oncology Nursing Society Linda Arenth Award for Excellence in Cancer Nursing Administration

ABOUT JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE INTERNATIONAL Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) facilitates the global expansion of the Johns Hopkins Medicine mission: to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. JHI provides personalized, culturally appropriate care for patients traveling from outside Maryland and the United States, and for local patients with limited English proficiency. JHI also leverages Hopkins’ extensive knowledge base in medicine, nursing, public health, business and health care administration to provide services in hospital management, health care consulting and clinical education through strategic alliances and affiliations throughout the world.

ABOUT THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is a global leader in nursing research, education and scholarship. The School and its baccalaureate, master’s, PhD, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are recognized for excellence in educating nurses who set the highest standards for patient care and become innovative national and international leaders. Hopkins was the first nursing school in the country with a Peace Corps Fellows Program and is ranked at the top of the enrollment rankings for colleges and universities that are Peace Corps Fellows/USA partners. Among U.S. nursing schools, the Hopkins Nursing graduate programs overall and the community public health nursing master’s program are ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR JOHNS HOPKINS NURSING The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing was created in 1996 as a partnership between the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Institute shares the innovations of Johns Hopkins Nursing in practice, education and research—locally, nationally and globally.

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