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Dean and Professor of NursingView CV
Dr. Kim Welch Hoover is professor and dean at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing. She also has a critical role directing the research initiatives to achieve Magnet recognition for University of Mississippi Health Care and recently completed a three-year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellowship. In addition to being instrumental in building the Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce - one of the most active and widely cited nursing centers in the country, - she has served as project director, director of research and research consultant. Her work includes the annual collection, analysis and dissemination of comprehensive nursing workforce data for Mississippi. Dr. Hoover continues this work serving as a data consultant at the state, regional and national levels. Most recently, she co-authored Changing Times: The Role of Academe in Healthcare Reform in the Journal of Professional Nursing and Using Evidence to Determine Diagnostic Test Efficacy in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. In 2005, she co-authored two chapters in Rice & Cleary (Eds.) "Nursing Workforce Development: Strategic State Initiatives", winner of American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in both History and Public Policy and Professional Development and Issues categories. She is active on state and national committees and maintains memberships in the American Nurses Association, Academy Health, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Southern Nursing Research Society and Phi Kappa Phi.
Dr. Hoover's health-systems outcomes research began with a study examining hospital organizational and nurse staffing variables and their impact on hospital patient outcomes. From 2000 to 2008, she collected, analyzed and disseminated nursing workforce data for the state of Mississippi through the Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce. These data were disseminated annually in state health-plan publications and web publications. She currently serves on multidisciplinary dissertation committees involving health-services research and works with other states to begin or improve nursing workforce data collection and analysis.
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