Block, Velinda

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Assistant Professor & Chief Nursing Officer at UAB Hospital

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UAB Hospital; MEB 300
619 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35249-6559

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Phone: 205-975-7541

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Education DNP: University of Alabama at Birmingham MSN: Vanderbilt University BSN: Medical College of Georgia Biography Velinda has been a nurse since 1983 and has held a variety of healthcare leadership roles for more than 26 years. She holds a BSN from the University of Georgia, a MSN from Vanderbilt University, and a DNP at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
Currently, Velinda serves in three roles. Her primary role is that of the Chief Nursing Officer of UAB Hospital (University & Highlands campuses) where she oversees Nursing and Nursing Practice for the organization. She also serves UAB Health System as the CNO where she is responsible for coordinating the practice of nursing throughout the Health System. Lastly, she is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs at the UAB School of Nursing. Research/Clinical Interest
  • Nursing Administration
  • Clinical Quality
  • Shared Governance and Staff Empowerment

Publications/Presentations
April 2011- “Improving Care Delivery Through Effective Implementation of the Clinical Nurse Leader Role” – AONE Annual Meeting
January 2011- “Creating Innovative CNL Practicum Experiences Through Academic and Practice Partnerships” - Podium Presentation with Dr. Angela Jukkala & Dr. Rebecca Greenwood at The 2011 National CNL Summit
January 2011- “Improving Care Delivery Through Effective Implementation & Evaluation of the Clinical Nurse Leader Role” - Poster Presentation with Sherichia Hardy & Courtney LoIacono at The 2011 National CNL Summit
January 2011- “Challenges of Implementing the CNL Role in an Academic Medical Center” - Poster Presentation with Sherichia Hardy & Courtney LoIacono at The 2011 National CNL Summit
January 2011- “The Role of the Clinical Nurse Leader in the Reduction of Nosocomial Infections” - Poster Presentation with Sherichia Hardy & Courtney LoIacono at The 2011 National CNL Summit
September 2010- “Evaluation of the Clinical Microsystem Assessment Tool (CMAT)” Poster Presentation with Allison Northen, Dr. Angela Jukkala, & Dr. Patricia Patrician at the UAB Annual Research Day
June 2010 - “Evaluation of the Clinical Microsystem Assessment Tool (CMAT)” Poster Presentation with Dr. A. Jukkala at the University of San Francisco CNL Conference
June 2010 - “Measuring the Effectiveness of the Clinical Nurse Leader” Poster Presentation with Dr. A. Jukkala at the University of San Francisco CNL Conference
January 2010 - “Transitioning Master’s Entry Graduates into CNL Roles” - Podium Presentation with Dr. A. Jukkala, Dr. Sylvia Britt, Margaret Armstrong & Rachael Duncan at the onal CNL Summit
January 2010 - “Incorporating the Microsystem Assessment into a Model C CNL Program” Podium Presentation with Dr. A. Jukkala at the National CNL Summit
Jukkala, A, Greenwood, R, Block, V, & Motes, T. 2011. Creating Innovative CNL Practicum Experiences Through Academic and Practice Partnerships. Nursing Education Perspectives. Accepted for publication with date TBD
Jukkala, A, Patrician, P, Northern, A., & Block, V. 2011. Readability and Usefulness of the Clinical Microsystem Assessment Tool. Journal of Nursing Care Quality 26 (2).

Honors
Sigma Theta Tau