WellStar School of Nursing


Nancy Ballard, MSN, RN, NEA-BC


Kennesaw State University
WellStar School of Nursing
1000 Chastain Road, #1601
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

 

Telephone:(770)423-6993
email: nballard@kennesaw.edu

 

For complete CV, please click on a link: ( PDF )

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

PhD

Student University of Kansas

6/09-Present

  MSN Medical College of Georgia 1993
  BSN Brenau College 1982
  AND Kennesaw State University 1972

                                           

Certification (s)

  Nursing Executive Advanced-American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

2/2012-Present     

WellStar Distinguished Faculty – Kennesaw State University
Faculty for graduate program in Healthcare Leadership & Nursing Administration

 

7/2010-Present   

Director Center for Nursing Excellence 
Responsible for support of nursing research, shared governance, nursing quality indicators and professional advancement program. Consultant to the nursing leadership,
staff, and unit based councils on improving professional practice. Initiated Nursing Research Fellowship.

 

7/2008-7/2010

CV Outcomes Coordinator
Planned and implemented the Cardiac Outcomes Department for the Cardiac Division. Responsible for departmental budget , and oversight of Myocardial Infarction (NRMI) database, implementation and over-sight of Open Heart Surgery (STS), and Interventional Cardiology (ACC-NCDR) data-base. Responsible for oversight of data-base managers, abstractors, data analysis, and coordination of efforts to improve cardiology clinical outcomes.  Managed data analysis and coordinated  multi-disciplinary committees/ teams to  review clinical outcomes related to cardio-vascular data  for a five hospital system.

 

12/00-4/2004

Clinical Nurse Specialist  Critical Care  WellStar Health System, Marietta, Ga. Responsible for development and coordination of critical care education.  Past Chair
Nursing Research Committee, Served on the following committees: Nursing Research, Ethics, Co-Chair Code Committee, Human Research Review Committee, Critical Care Committees. Facilitator for practice change and nursing research.

 

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

Presentations

 

An Evidence Based Practice Toolkit –Nursing Research Symposium 9/13 , PodiumPresentation-Shazam! Selecting Instruments to Use in Research Studies Podium Presentation

NDNQI-ANA Nursing Quality National Conference- 2-2013 Podium Presentation, Evaluation of Selected Components of the Nurse Work Life Model

GANE Conference- Collaborative Presentation with KSU Faculty-Building a Transition To Practice Based on Collaboration with Nurse Managers, Preceptors, and Recent Graduates.3/10.

An Evidence Based Practice Toolkit-Nursing Research Symposium 9/09 Lecture-Constructing a Consent- Breakout session

Southern Nursing Research Conference – Podium Presentation- The Experience of Sress In Open Heart Surgery Patients and Caregivers, 2/09.

An Evidence Based Practice Toolkit –Nursing Research Symposium 9/08
Lecture-Qualitative vs Quantitative work Breakout session
Poster Presentation-Identified  Stressors for first time CABG Patient and
Caregiver

Faculty University of Phoenix Online – Undergraduate nursing program Courses-( 2005-Present) Issues and Strategies in Nursing Research Utilization
Introduction To Professional Nursing.

American College of Cardiology- National Cardiac Data Registry Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. (2007). Poster - Maintaining the Quality of Your Quality Outcomes. (2008)The Effect of a New Chest Pain Mnemonic on Door to EKG  Times on Patients Arriving by Self-Transport.

National Teaching Institute American Association of Critical Care Nurses–Posters (2006): 1)The Experience of the Patient  Receiving Neuro-Muscular Blocking Agents; 2) Learning Research Together: A Community/Academic Partnership

Kennesaw College – Community Education programs Basic Critical Care CourseTemporary and Permanent Pacemakers

Region VI AACN Critical Care Symposium – From Coronary Care to Community
Care (1996), Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed. . . .
Cardioversion  Update (2004) Repeated 2005 –GNA 13th District Meeting

 

 

Research

Nurse Practice Environment and impact on patient outcomes - Dissertation in progress

Shared Governance

WellStar Critical Care – The experience of the patient receiving neuromuscular Blocking agents (Completed)

WellStar Health System - Insulin Nomogram Implementation  (Completed)

WellStar Health System – Effect of a new chest pain mnemonic on triage of
Acute MI patients presenting to the ER by personal vehicle(Completed)

WellStar Health System – Identified stressors for the first time CABG Patient and Caregiver – (Completed)

WellStar Health System- Impact of computer-base education using a chest pain mnemonic on door to ECG time. (In Progress)

 

Publications

Ballard,N., Bairan, A., Newbwerry, L., VanBrackle, L, & Barnett, G.(2011).Effect of education on a chest pain mnemonic on door-to-ECG Time. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 37(3), 220-224

 

Robley, L. Ballard, N., & Holtzman, D. (2010).The experience of stress for open heart surgery patients and their caregivers. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 32(6), 794-813

 

Ballard, N. (2010). Factors in success and breakdown of shared governance. Journal of Nursing
Administration. 40(10), 411-416.

 

Newberry, L., Barnett, G, & Ballard, N.(2005) A new mnemonic for chest pain
assessment. Journal of Emergency Nursing. February 31(1), 84-85.

 

Ballard, N., Robley, L., Barrett, D., Fraser, D. & Mendoza. I. (2006) Patients’ recollections of
therapeutic paralysis in the intensive care unit. American Journal of Critical Care., 15 (1),
86-94.

 

Fraser, D., Robley, L., Ballard, N., & Peno-Green. L (January-March, 2006).Development of an insulin nomogram for intensive insulin therapy. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly,29(1), 96-105.

 

Newberry, L., Barnett, G, & Ballard, N.(2005) A new mnemonic for chest pain assessment. Journal of Emergency Nursing. February 31(1), 84-85.

 

Ballard, N. Rhythm recognition and  ekg interpretation. In Newberry, L. & Criddle, L. (eds), Sheehy's Manual of Emergency Care (6th ed) 2005.
    

Ballard, N., Robley, L., Barrett, D., Mendoza. I. (2006) Patients’ recollections of  therapeutic paralysis in the intensive care unit. American Journal of Critical Care., 15 (1), 86-94.

 

Fraser, D., Robley, L., Ballard, N, & Peno-Greem.L  (January-March, 2006).Development of an insulin nomogram for intensive insulin therapy. Critical Care Nursing Quaraterly,29(1),
                      96-105.

Robley, L., Ballard, N., Holtzman, D.. Cooper, W. (2010).The Experience  of stress for Open-heart surgery patients and caregivers. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 32(6), 794-781.

 

Ballard, N. (2010). Factors in success and breakdown of shared governance. JONA., 40(10), 411-                 
                        416.

Ballard, N., Bairan, A., Newberry, L., VanBrackel, L., Barnett, G. (2011)  Effect of education on Chest Pain Mnemonic on door to ECG time. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 37(3), 220-224.

 

Reviewer For

Wiegnad, D. ,Carlson, K. (eds) AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care. (2005).

Journal of Emergency Nursing- Peer Review Panel – 2008-Present

 

Publications in Books

 

Ballard, N. Rhythm recognition and ekg interpretation. In Newberry, L. & Criddle, L. (eds),
Sheehy's Manual of Emergency Care (6th ed) 2005.

 

Professional Interests

ANCC Magnet Program - Appraiser and Team Leader

Reviewer for Emergency Nursing Association Journal

 

Current Membership In Professional Organizations

 

American Nurses Association & Georgia Nurses Association

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau-Mu Phi Chapter

Southern Nursing Research Society

American Organization of Nurse Executives

 

Teaching Responsibilities

Graduate Faculty - Advanced Care Management and Leadership - Nursing Administration

 

Recognition Awards

Sigma Theta Tau-Mu Phi Chapter 2011 Recipient of Beverly Farnsworth Leadership Award
Recipient of the Lou Mullins Scholarship 13th District GNA
Recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau Research Grant
Recipient of the 2004 & 2008 WellStar Health System Excellence in Nursing
Research Award

 

  For complete CV, please click on a link: ( PDF )