The Children’s National team provided real-world scenarios on what’s working and where they have opportunities for continuous improvement. Taking a holistic approach to positively impact nurse manager resilience - they standardized onboarding tools and resources and implemented new and YES much-needed technology to support their teams' needs and professional development. By creating and leveraging their own detailed curriculum and methodology, Children’s National is directly impacting nurse manager well-being.
Dr. Simmy King is Chief Nursing Informatics & Education Officer at Children’s National Hospital. In her current role, she is accountable for the development and strategic implementation of information systems, technology, and education to advance safe, effective, and equitable interprofessional clinical practice. Dr. King currently, she serves as a board member for the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), and as an appointed Commissioner for the City of Fairfax, Commission for Women.
Jacqueline Newton, RN, MSN, CPEN, NE-BC is the Executive Director of Medical and Surgical Nursing at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. She earned her master’s degree in Nursing and Clinical Informatics from Walden University. Previously, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Texas Tech University. Her clinical experience includes Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), air and ground critical care transport, Emergency Center and Acute Care. As a dedicated and committed leader, Ms. Newton has also led ancillary departments, nursing operations, and project teams for an electronic health record design. Influential and results driven, she has a strong interest in quality, safety and team development.
Rose Szeles is the Director of Nursing for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Hospital. She is responsible for care on inpatient units and ambulatory clinics in the District of Columbia and in the surrounding community in Maryland and Virginia. Rose partners with the multidisciplinary team to participate or lead projects such as Unit Based Critical Event Reviews, Pediatric Early Recognition and Resuscitation Committee (PERRC), Late Rescue Collaborative and Sepsis and The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Quality Improvement Council. She also has served as a coach for colleagues working on their Quality Improvement Leadership Training (QUILT) projects.