Distinguished Careers in Nursing: Jennifer Mensik


About the Course  

This course will give voice to those that have impacted the nursing profession through storytelling. Individual nurses will be able to examine their own experience and apply concepts to their practice.    

Listen, Learn, and Earn CE Hours with this podcast course. Available on AppleSpotify, and other podcast apps. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the impact nurses with distinguished careers have had on the profession.
  • List three of the issues impacting the nursing profession.

About the Presenter

Jennifer S. Mensik, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,is the President of the American Nurses Association and is currently an assistant professor for the OHSU School of Nursing. Her nursing career started in a critical access hospital and continued within the community as a home health and hospice nurse.  

Jennifer earned a PhD in Nursing from the University of Arizona College of Nursing with a major focus in health systems and a minor in public administration from the Eller College of Management. Dr. Mensik has extensive leadership experience in non-profit and academic medical centers and health systems. Additionally, she has taught and written courses for DNP, masters, and undergraduate programs.

She has authored numerous publications including the books, the books, “Lead, Drive, and Thrive in the System” and “The Nurse Mangers Guide to Innovative Staffing” and co-author for “A Nurse’s Step-By-Step Guide to Transitioning to the Professional Nurse Role,” The Power of Ten, second edition” and a chapter writer for the book “The Career Handoff: A Healthcare Leader’s Guide to Knowledge & Wisdom Transfer Across Generations.”

How to Receive Credit  

  • Listen to the entire recording which requires a 1-hour commitment of time.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 75% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.  

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