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Nurse-Managed Wellness Centers

SKU# 9780826121325

Developing and Maintaining Your Center (A National Nursing Centers Consortium Guide and Toolkit)


  • Tine Hansen-Turton MGA, JD
  • Philip Greiner DNSc, RN
  • Mary Ellen Miller PhD, RN
  • Ann Deinhardt

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Ö[M]eaningful, candid, honest, and visionary. This guide will get you started and keep you moving forwardÖ.[A]n excellent tool for any advanced practice nurse, faculty member, or student who wants to practice in the community.
--Susan Sherman
President, Independence Foundation
(From the Foreword)

Wellness centers continue to play a key role in enhancing access to health care and providing high-quality care for patients. Nurse-Managed Wellness Centers serves as a step-by-step guide to starting and sustaining an effective wellness center, whether non-profit or academic.

Written for nurse and health care leaders, nurse educators, and students, this book demonstrates how to develop centers that provide important health promotion and disease prevention services to all populations. The contributors also share firsthand knowledge on how to address the challenges in developing wellness centers.

Get step-by-step guidelines on how to:

  • Begin and maintain a wellness center
  • Assemble an advisory or governing board
  • Write business plans and secure funding in an era of funding challenges
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships
  • Address mental health challenges in wellness centers
  • Document and measure patient outcomes

With this book, nurse and health care leaders will obtain the critical tools necessary to successfully develop, manage, and lead their wellness centers."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 16, 2009
  • Page Count 296
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826121325
  • EISBN 9780826121332

Table of Contents 

Acknowledgements from NNCC
Acknowledgements from the NNCC Wellness Committee Co-Chairs
Section 1 - Introduction and Overviews
Chapter 1 - About the National Nursing Centers Consortium and Wellness Centers
Chapter 2 - What is a Nurse-Managed Wellness Center?
What is a Nurse-Managed Wellness Center?
Historical Perspective
Chapter 3 - Application of the Boyer Model of Scholarship in Nurse-Managed Wellness Centers
The Boyer Model of Scholarship
Description and Application of the Four Types of Scholarship
Application of the Boyer Model
Implementation in a Nurse-Managed Wellness Center
Section 2 - Development and Planning
Chapter 4 - Organizational Development
Corporate Status
Governing or Advisory Board
Getting Started
Chapter 5 - Planning a Wellness Center
Community and Needs Assessments
Feasibility Study
Planning the Wellness Center
Policies and Procedures
Chapter 6 - Community Presence and Marketing: Involving the Community
Building Bridges
Maintaining the Bridges
Mending Bridges
Celebrate Successes
Chapter 7 - Funding and Sustainability of Wellness Centers
Chapter 8 - Planning and Development of Independent Centers
Corporate Status
Site Selection, Zoning, and Licensing
Section 3 - Wellness Center Services
Chapter 9 - Traditional Wellness Center Services
Chapter 10 - Wellness Center Services for Aging Populations
Chapter 11 - Wellness Center Services for Latino Populations
Overview of Services to Latinos
Promising Approaches
Chapter 12 - Mental Health Services in Wellness Centers
Incidence of Depression
Barriers to Treatment
Mental Health Integration Project
Section 4 - Student Learning
Chapter 13 - Community Service and Learning and Student Engagement
University Community Service and Learning Committee
Evaluation of Community Service and Learning Activities
Examples of Community Service and Learning Projects in Nursing Programs
Overview of Community Service Learning in the Health Professions
Chapter 14 - Extending the Mission of Wellness Centers to Build Future Nursing Capacity
The Current Nursing Shortage
The Kids into Health Careers Initiative
Example Program Initiatives
Section 5 - Improving and Measuring Quality in Wellness Centers
Chapter 15 - Measuring Quality in Wellness Centers
Chapter 16 - Documenting Outcomes
Chapter 17 - Data Collection