Jill Fuller, PhD, RN

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    Jill Fuller

Chief Nursing Officer

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

Watertown, SD

Jill Fuller is Chief Nursing Officer at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown, SD.

Her special interests include the design of nursing work in the acute care environment to promote job satisfaction, patient safety, and increased productivity. She is leading her organization's efforts to adopt an electronic health record by integrating patient care processes with a redefined documentation system. She has presented her team's work on Shared Interdisciplinary Information Environments and opportunities for work redesign with a digital information environment at national conferences and presented at the IHI's First International Summit on Redesigning Hospital Care in June 2005.

Prairie Lakes was one of 13 hospitals selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national demonstration project, Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) to improve the quality and safety of patient care and increase retention of experienced nurses. The pilot sites were engaged in developing and testing high impact innovations for medical surgical units that would be more widely disseminated in subsequent phases of the project.

She is currently serving a second term on the AONE Patient Care Delivery Task Force and is on an AHA Advisory Committee developing a Quality Center that will be a new resource for hospital leaders for quality and patient safety issues.

Jill received a BA degree from St. Olaf College and a BSN from Minot State University. Her masters degree in nursing is from Brigham Young University and her doctoral degree is from the University of Utah. She serves as an on-site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a nationally recognized nursing accrediting agency for Baccalaureate and Masters nursing education programs. She is the primary author of three editions of the textbook – "Health Assessment: A Nursing Approach."