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Debra Burke, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC
Associate Chief Nurse, Nursing Practice
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Doctorate of Nursing Practice
Salem State College, Salem, MA
Master of Science in Nursing / Master of Business Administration
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Malden Hospital School of Nursing, Malden, MA
Diploma in Nursing
Executive Leadership Program for Clinical Performance Management
The Crimson Group, Inc., Boston, MA
MGH Quality and Safety Leadership Development Program
Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2002 – Present
1991 – 2002
1986 – 1989
1981 – 1986
Associate Chief Nurse, Women and Children, Mental Health, Cancer Center and Community Health Nursing Practice
Nurse Manager, Vascular Surgery and Vascular Home Care, 27 bed in-patient unit. Specialty vascular home care program serving Greater Boston
Clinical Teacher, Surgery and Trauma Service. Assisted in the development of Registered Nurses through orientation, continuing education and role modeling of professional practice.
Staff Nurse, Thoracic Surgery, provided primary care to post surgical thoracic patients.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA
1998 – 1999
Patient Care Director (along with Nurse Manager position at MGH)
Oncology Rehabilitation Unit: Established collaborative relationship between MGH and Spaulding to ensure comprehensive and seamless treatment of patients.Stabilized unit developing practice model and decreasing turnover.
Boston Red Sox, Boston, MA
1975 – 1984
Clinical Nurse, Respond to and manage clinical emergencies at Fenway Park.
1981 – Present
Registered Nurse, Massachusetts
2014 – Present
Adjunct Faculty, University of Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island
Principle investigator: Characteristics of Nurse Directors that Contribute to High Registered Nurse Satisfaction Scores, 2015-16. Doctor of Nursing Practice research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Research design, "Telemedicine in Vascular Surgery: Feasibility and Impact of Digital Imaging on Outpatient Vascular Surgery Wound Management", Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal investigator: Nurses Attitudes Toward the Integration and Use of Humor Within Their Practice. (Unpublished Master's Thesis). Salem State College, Salem, MA
1997 – 2015
Nursing Research Day, Massachusetts General Hospital, Best Original Research Poster. Characteristics of Nurse Directors that Contribute to High Registered Nurse Satisfaction Scores, May
MGH Employee Disability Resource Group (EDRG), nominated for the 2014 EDRG Disability Champion Award.
“Fostering Nurse-Led Care; Professional Practice for the Bedside Leader”, 2013 recipient of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s (STTI) “Best of Book Author Award – an International award for nursing excellence.
One Hundred Award Recipient, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Award recognizes individuals or groups who have “had an indelible impact on the fight against cancer”.
Partners in Excellence Award, Massachusetts General Hospital
"Making a Difference Grant", awarded to Surgical Clinical Performance Management Team, Development of a Patient Education Curriculum
"Making a Difference Grant", awarded to Surgical Clinical Performance Management Team, Surgical Patient Discharge Video
Innovations in Clinical Programs Award, Vascular Home Care Program, Alpha Chi Chapter (Boston College), Sigma Theta Tau International
Blue Ribbon Award for Innovation and Creativity in Health Care Delivery for Unit-based Transitional Home Care Program, New England Health Care Assembly, Boston, MA,
Angela Spadafora Award, Excellence in nursing for three years, Malden Hospital School of Nursing, Malden, MA
2015 – 2017
1999 – Present
Member, American Organization of Nurse Executive
Member, Organization of Nurse Leaders
Student Preceptor, Northeastern University, Regis College, University of Maine, University of Rhode Island, Masters Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
1999 – Present
Board Member of the Friends of the Cancer Center
Volunteer, non-profit organization that fundraises for the Cancer Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Member of Friends Fighting Breast Cancer
A Non-profit organization that raises money for breast cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Over $1 M donated to MGH from 1999 - present.
Inga T. Lennes, MD, MPH, MBA, Nie Bohlen, RN, MSN, Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH, Elizabeth Mort, MD, MPH, Debra Burke, RN, MSN, MBA and David P. Ryan, MD Chemotherapy Errors: A Call for a Standardized Approach to Measurement and Reporting Journal of Oncology Practice, March 8, 2016
Burke, D; Gallivan, T; Tenney, D; Whitney, K. (2012) Designing the Infrastructure to Foster Nurse-Led Care at the Bedside. In Ives-Erickson, J; Jones, D; Ditomassi, M; “Fostering Nurse-Led Care; Professional Practice for the Bedside Leader”, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
D’Avolio, D., Heike, M.E., Burke, D., Gallivan, T., (November, 2011). The Plus of 65plus. Nursing Management, 32-37.
Rao, Arjun C; Burke, Debra A; Dighe, Anand S, Implementation of Bar Coded Wristbands in a Large Academic Medical Center: Impact on Point of Care Error Rates. Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology. 4(3):119-122, September 2005.
Virginia A. Capasso, PhD, APRN, Debra Burke, RN, MSN, MBA, Diane B. Stanley, LPN, MA, William M. Abbott, MD (July, 2004). Unit-Based Specialty Vascular Transitional Home Care Program: An Example of Evidenced-Based Practice. Sigma Theta Tau International, Continuing Education Online. Available at: http://www.nursingsociety.org/education/ceonline.html
Capasso, VA., Burke, D., Stanley, D., Abbott, WM. "Unit-based specialty vascular transitional home care program," Clinical Column, Online Journal of Knowledge Synthesis for Nursing, October, 2001.
"Discharge of the Surgical Patient," Video on discharge planning, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2001.
Burke, D., Craigie, P., Palumbo, D., "A Guide to Common Diagnostic & Radiologic Procedures," Massachusetts General Hospital, 1990.
"Bay State Forum", Radio Interview with Gay Vernon, Magic 106.7. March 25, 2007 and February 13, 2005 - Interview concerning the Nursing Shortage.
Interviewed by MS/NBC Nightly News, "Health care in critical condition", March 7, 2001 (televised May, 7, 2001).
Characteristics of Nurse Directors that Contribute to High Registered Nurse Satisfaction Scores, Poster and Oral Presentation, Massachusetts General Hospital, May, 2016.
Nursing Research Day, Massachusetts General Hospital, Best Original Research Poster. Characteristics of Nurse Directors that Contribute to High Registered Nurse Satisfaction Scores, May, 2016.
AMCCH – MGHfC Joint Symposium on Pediatric Nursing at Asan Medical Center South Korea, September 2011:
"The strategies and vision of nursing-professional practice model for nursing at MGH”.
"Enhancing Patient Identification utilizing Bar-Coded Wristbands: an MGH Clinical Performance Management (CPM) Initiative, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Poster Presentation, December 14, 2004, Orlando, Florida.
"Program Design", Patient Care Services Leadership Retreat, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, January 10, 2002, Program design of the Clinical Recognition Program.
"Vascular Home Care Program", International Nurse Visitor Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, March 4, 2001. Program for health care professionals at the University Hospital in Groningen, the Netherlands.
"Nursing Grand Rounds: Home Care by Hospital-Based Specialty Vascular Nurses", Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, April 9, 1998.
"Home Care by Hospital-Based Vascular Surgical Nurses", Society for Vascular Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia, June 12, 1997.
"Vascular Home Care", Clinical & Current Issues in Home Health Care, Mid-Valley Home Health Services and Vascular Diagnostic Centers, Scranton, Pennsylvania, September 24, 1997.
"Hospital-based Home Care: Transitional Specialty Care from Hospital to Home", in "Sensitivity and Sophistication in Vascular Nursing", Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, May 21, 1996.
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