Tobie H. Olsan, PhD, MPA, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, FNAP

Professor of Clinical Nursing
Tobie H. Olsan

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
Work: (585) 275-5828
Fax: (585) 273-1268
Email:

Education

Scholar, Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Research Seminar of the John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, 2009. New York University, New York, NY, US

Fellow, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (T32/AG020493-01A2) Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Geriatrics and Gerontology, University of Rochester School of Medicine , 2007. Univeristy of Rochester, School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, US

Fellow, Fuld Academic Leadership Program, 2004. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC, US

PhD, 2003. Univeristy of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

MS, 1995. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

MPA, 1985. State University of New York at Brockport, Brockport, NY, US

BS, 1980. Nazareth College of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

Diploma, 1973. Binghamton General Hospital School of Nursing, Binghamton, NY, US

Experience

Faculty Appointments: 7/2004 - Current. Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

Faculty Appointments: 2004 - 2007. Program Director, Leadership in Health Care Systems Programs. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2003 - 2004. Adjunct Assistant Professor. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2003 - 2004. Associate Professor. Nazareth College of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2003 - 2004. Chairperson, Nursing Department. Nazareth College of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2001 - 2003. Assistant Professor. Nazareth College of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2000 - 2001. Instructor. Nazareth College of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Fellowship (Post Doctoral): 1/2007 - 12/2008. Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing. University of Rochester (Geriatrics and Gerontology). Rochester, NY.

Professional Experience: 1997 - 1998. Research Nurse. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1994 - 1996. Research Nurse. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 6/1988 - 4/1994. Vice President , Nursing and Patient Services. F.F. Thompson Hospital. Canandaigua, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 5/1984 - 6/1988. Assistant Director, Long-Term Care and Director, Nursing Education. Monroe Community Hospital. Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 4/1981 - 4/1984. Nurse Manager, Intensive Care. The Genesee Hospital. Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 5/1979 - 3/1981. Cardiology Nurse Clinician, Ambulatory Services. Highland Hospital. Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 11/1978 - 5/1979. Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse. Rochester General Hospital (Intensive Care Unit / Coronary Care Unit). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 6/1977 - 5/1979. Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Intensive Care Unit / Coronary Care Unit. Rochester General Hospital. Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 6/1976 - 5/1977. Staff Nurse, Coronary Care. Boca Raton Community Hospital. Boca Raton, FL, US.

Licensure

Clinical Nurse Leader (Professional Board Certification)

Nursing

Nurse Executive Advanced (Professional Board Certification)

Research

Enhancing Nursing Competence in Quality Improvement. 12/2004 - . HRSA Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program Grant, funding preference for rural nursing homes.

Formulating a Research Agenda for the Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care Program. 2008 - Current. UR School of Nursing Faculty Research Support Grant.

The Greater Rochester Nursing Home Quality Collaborative. 7/2009 - 6/2012. Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA).

A Rural Collaboration to Reduce Nursing Home ResidentsÂ’ Avoidable Hospitalizations.. 4/2011 - 4/2012. AMDA Foundation/Pfizer Quality Improvement Award.

Technology to Enhance Community Quality Consortium Educational Initiatives. 9/2010 - 8/2011. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals: Health Resources and Services Administration Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program.

Advancing the Evidence-Based Practice Knowledge of Accelerated Nursing Students: Examining a New Paradigm of Teaching. 6/2005 - 6/2006. National League for Nursing.

Building Partnerships, Building Capacities. 12/2001 - 12/2002. Nazareth College: Service-Learning Partnership Forum Award.

Dissertation research. 9/1999 - 9/2000. Foundation of the NYSNA - Rita C. Kopf Memorial Research Grant.

Dissertation Research. 10/1998 - 10/1999. American Nurses Foundation Scholar Award from the American Nurses Foundation.

Pre-Doctoral Level I National Research Service Award, for doctoral study. 9/1996 - 9/1999. National Institute of Nursing Research.

Exploring the Institutional Influences on Ethics in Community Health Nursing. - 4/1998. University of Rochester Alumni Seed Fund, from the UR SON for pilot project expenses.

Publications

Olsan, T, Sweet, R., Touje, N., Biuso, J. (2011). Reducing avoidable rehospitalizations by improving residents' transitions to the nursing home . Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 12 (3), B22.

Olsan, T.H., Gillespie, S.M., Karuza, J., Katz, P.R., Stewart, R.P., Sud, C. T.,& Evinger, J. (2011). A model for collaborative quality improvement in rural nursing homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 12 (3), B3.

Olsan, T.H., Bianchi, C.A., White, P., Glessner, T., & Mapstone, P.L. (2011). Finding electronic information for health policy advocacy: A guide to improving search results. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 23 (12), 648-658.

Sud, C.T., Karuza, J. Olsan, T.H., Gillespie, S.M., Katz, P. (2011). Organizational culture as a dimension of quality improvement in rural nursing homes . Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 12 (3), B18-B19.

White, P., Olsan, T., Bianchi, C., Glessner, T., Mapstone, P. (2010). Legislative: Searching for Health Policy Information on the Internet: An Essential Advocacy Skill. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 15 (2), http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/Columns/Legislative/Health-Policy-Information-on-the-Internet.aspx.

Olsan, T.H., Shore, B., Coleman, P. (2009). A clinical microsystem model to evaluate the quality of primary care for homebound older adults. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 10 (6), 304-313.

Olsan, T. (2006). Corporatization and the Institutional Aspects of Morality in Home Care. C.S. Dinkins, & J.M. Sorrell (Eds) Listening to the Whispers: Rethinking Ethics in Healthcare, 10-60.

Dombeck, M-T., Olsan, T.H. (2006). Ethics and social responsibility of institutions regarding resource allocation in health and social care: A perspective from the United States. Ethics: Contemporary Challenges in Health and Social Care.

Olsan, T.H. (2006). "We can't be nurses anymore:" The Loss of Community Health Nurses' Personhood in Market-Driven Health Care. W. Robison, & T. Engstrom (Eds), Health Care Reform: Ethics and Politics, 116-138.

Olsan, T., Forbes, R., MacWilliams, G., Norwood, W., Reifsteck, M., Trosin, B., & Weber, P. (2004). Strengthening nurses' political identity through service learning partnerships in education. The Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, 34 (2), 16-21.

Dombeck, M., Markakis, K., Brachman, L., Dalal, B., & Olsan, T. (2003). Analysis of a Biopsychosocial Correspondence: Models, Mentors, and Meanings. R.M. Frankel, T.E. Quill, and S. McDaniel (Eds), 231-251.

Ingersoll, G., Olsan, T., Drew-Cates, J., DeVinney, B., & Davies, J. (2002). Nurses' job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and career intent. Journal of Nursing Administration, 32 (5), 250-263.

Dombeck, M-T. & Olsan, T. (2002). Ethics and managed health care. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 16 (3), 221-233.

Olsan, T. (2001). The registered nurse workforce in the Central Finger Lakes Region: Current Issues and Future Opportunities. Task Force Report.

Hittle, T. (1986). Diagnostics. Springhouse Nurse's Reference Library, 108-132.

Hittle, T. (1984). Chronic Parenchymal Disorders of the Lung. Nurse's Clinical Library: Respiratory Disorders. Spinghouse Corporation, 146-153.

Presentations

Developing the Skills for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) in Long-Term Care.
American Medical Directors Association Annual Meeting

The medical director/role with a facility ID in developing a quality assurance and performance improvement program.
Annual Meeting, American Geriatrics Society

The Meliora traineeship: Preparing adult gerontological nurse practitioners for interprofessional team work and leadership in quality improvement.
Annual Meeting, American Geriatrics Society

Elimination of Contact Precautions for Nursing Home Redsidents Colonized with Multi-Drug Resistance Organisms: A Lean Six Sigma Approach for Improving Quality of Life and Cost Reduction.
Annual Meeting, American Medical Directors Association Annual

What Can Nursing Homes Learn from Learn Six Sigma?.
26th Annual Nursing Home Conference, "Spanning the Continuum of the Care: Innovations in Geriatric Health Practice"

Excellence in Long-Term Care through Collaboration and Learning.
Leadership Cabinet Meeting, LeadingAge New York

Reducing Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Elders.
Society Meeting , New York State Health Facilities Association

Understanding Success Factors to Advancing Nursing Home Quality through a Rural Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative.
Annual Scientific Meeting, American Geriatrics Society

Reducing Avoidable Rehospitalizations by Improving Residents' Transitions to the Nursing Home.
Annual Meeting, American Medical Directors Association

Advancing Nursing Home Quality: Strategies for Improving Resident Care through a Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative.
Annual Meeting, American Medical Directors Association

Organizational Culture as a Dimension of Quality Improvement in Rural Nursing Homes.
Annual Meeting, American Medical Directors Association

A Model for Collaborative Quality Improvement in Rural Nursing Homes.
Annual Meeting, American Medical Directors Association

Application of Clinical Microsystem Concepts to Improve Health Services Delivery: Examples from Practice, Home-Based Primary Care Research, and Education.
Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Public Health Association

VA Home-Based Primary Care: Critical Issues and Research Priorities.
Health Services Research and Development Field-Based Meeting, VA

Developing a Geriatric In-Home Primary Care Curriculum for Physicians and Midlevel Practitioners.
Annual Scientific Session, Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting

An In-Home Primary Care Curriculum for Primary Care Providers and Students Making House Calls to Older Adults.
Finger Lakes GEC Geriatric In-Home Medical Care Training Institute, NYS Office of the Aging

Partnerships for a Healthier Community.
100 Years of Collective Action: The Rochester Settlement House Movement, Nazareth College of Rochester

A Model Healthy Home: Reducing Environmental Child Health Hazards through Community Partnerships, Empowerment, and Engagement.
National Prevention Summit: Prevention, Preparedness, and Promotion, U.S. Health and Human Services

Academic Partnerships for Interprofessional Education.
Annual Meeting, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

How Do We Know What Works? An Agenda for a Learning Collaborative for Accelerated Models of Nursing Education.
First National Conference on ...Nursing Education, Drexel University

Ethics and Professional Activism.
American Society of Bioethics and Humanities

Professional Rule-Bending: The Ethics of Resisting and the Ethics of Organization.
American Society of Bioethics and Humanities

Narratives of Professional Power and Resistance.
Northwestern University

A View from the Field: Personhood, Morality and Community Health Nurses in Home Care.
American Society of Bioethics and Humanities

Managing and Promoting Clinical Innovations Using a Planned Changed Model.
New York State Nurses Association

The Registered Nurse Shortage in the Central Finger Lakes Region.
Induction Ceremony, Keuka College Nursing Honor Society

Rediscovering Nursing's Cultural Heritage.
Induction Ceremony, Pi Psi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International - Nazareth College

Evaluating the Economic Evidence for Preventing Complications of Type 2 Diabetes.
Evidence Based Research Conference, University Rochester

Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Career Intent among RNs in the Finger Lakes Region.
With the Epsilon Xi Chapter, University of Rochester-Sigma Theta Tau Int.

Community Health Nurses' Moral Career in the Marketplace.
2nd Annual Research Conference, Rochester General Hospital

Taking the Lead and Shaping the Future of Health Care.
Induction Ceremony, Omicron Beta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International

Narrative and Nurses' Sustaining Wisdom in Challenging Times.
Nurses Week, F.F. Thompson Hospital

The Registered Nurse Shortage in New York State.
Finger Lakes Organization of Nurse Executives

Reflections of Distorted Images: The Moral Predicaments of Home Health Nurses.
Fall Business Meeting, Epsilon Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International

The Moral Situation of Community Health Nurses in Home Care.
Annual Leadership Conference, Genesee Valley Nurses Association

Corporatization and the Moral Situation of Community Health Nurses.
Annual Meeting, Eastern Nursing Research Society

A View from the Field: Change, Corporatization, and the Moral Concerns of Community Health Nurses: A Pilot Study.
Annual Meeting, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities

Leadership to Stewardship: Rethinking Workplace Relationships and Commitments.
Induction Ceremony, Nazareth College of Rochester

The Enhanced Professional Practice Model for Nursing.
Convention, New York State Nurses Association

Nursing in the 1990s: Keeping Pace with Change.
Commencement, Keuka College

Managing the Patient with AIDS in Long Term Care.
Long Term Care Administrators

Geriatric Education: New Knowlege, New Settings, New Curricula.
Annual Meeting, Bureau of the Health Professions, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Awards

Geriatric Nursing Research Scholar.
John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, 2009

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2007

Building Partnerships / Capacity, Service Learning.
Nazareth College of Rochester, 2004

Dissertation Research.
Epsilon Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2003

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
n/a, 2003

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
n/a, 2002

Research in Nursing.
Genesee Valley Nurses Association, 2002

Louise Wilson Haller Memorial Prize.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 1995

Centennial Nursing Leadership Award.
National League for Nursing, 1993

Sister Margaret Mary Townsend Scholarship.
Nazareth College of Rochester, 1979

Surgical Nursing.
Binghamton General Hospital School of Nursing, 1976

Memberships

Gerontological Society of America, Member

American Medical Directors Association, Member

New York State Nurses Association, Member

Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Xi Chapter, President (2004-2006); President-Elect (2002-2004)

Finger Lakes Organization of Nurse Executives, Member

American Academy of Home Care Physicians, Member

American Geriatrics Society, Member

American Public Health Association, Member

National League for Nursing, Member

State Society on Aging of New York, Member

Get the Lead Out Program, Member

RWJF Partnerships for Quality Education (ACT), Faculty and Student Mentor

National Clinical Nurse Leader Program Initiative, Director

Association of for Prevention Teaching and Research

Council on Human Rights

Genesee Valley Nurses Association, of NYSNA, President, GVNA - '99-'01; President-Elect, GVNA - '98-'99

Community Service

Finger Lakes Organization of Nurse Executives, Member

AIDS Rochester, Board Member and Volunteer (Chair, nominating committee - since 2005) (Chair, Board Annual Appeal Campaign - since 2004)

Jewish Home of Rochester, Board Member

Lyon Daughters Endowed Lecture in Bioethics, Member

Rochester Health Commission Leadership Forum, Member

Finger Lakes Nursing Workforce Collaborative, Co-Founder and Director