Emory Healthcare's director of nursing for oncology services has another honor to add to her already impressive resume. The 2004 Georgia Nurse of the Year is the editor of a new textbook - Nursing Management: Principles and Practice.
Nursing Management: Principles and Practice provides an in-depth review of general and oncology nursing management principles to guide the practice and development of nurse leaders and managers. The text includes practice tips, guidelines and real world examples of management tools such as letters and charts, with a forward by Lois Capps, RN, United States Congresswoman 23rd Congressional District of California.
"I hope the book will be a resource that can be of equal value to the clinical nurse or nursing student learning the management roles, as well as the nursing leader," says Mrs. Gullatte.
Mrs. Gullatte recruited a number of expert contributors to address a diverse and comprehensive collection of nursing management issues across multiple practice settings. Topics include leadership development, financial management, mentorship, nursing research, quality and performance improvement and health policy advocacy.
Mrs. Gullatte, a 26-year employee of Emory University Hospital, has served in roles from staff nurse to various management positions. She is currently the director of nursing for inpatient oncology and transplant services and director of the oncology data center for Emory Hospitals and the Winship Cancer Institute, and has served on the boards of the American Cancer Society and the National Oncology Nursing Society. She volunteers with countless organizations, such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association and the Georgia Special Olympics.
During her career at Emory, she completed her master's degree in nursing and her credential as advanced practice nurse practitioner from Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing --balancing graduate school, work, home and motherhood. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in cancer nursing research, supported in part by a National Cancer Institute training grant at the University of Utah School of Nursing
Mrs. Gullatte's experience has allowed her to make many contributions to healthcare in Georgia. She educates nurses and consumers about health promotion and disease prevention throughout metro Atlanta. She formed the nurses guild and a cancer survivor support group in her church community, taught AIDS classes at Morris Brown College, conducted cancer prevention and early detection programs in the Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb and Douglas counties and conducts a health promotion seminar at the Marietta Alternative School once a year. Her hard work has garnered several national and local awards for her focus on healthcare within the community. She is also a seasoned presenter, including international presentations in Norway and Australia and has been published in more than 40 professional publications.
"I'm very proud of the book and I hope nurses across the country will learn from the experiences of all of the nurse and healthcare leaders who contributed to it," says Mrs. Gullatte.
The book is published by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Publishing Divisions and is available through ONS by phone: 1-866-257-4ONS or P.O. Box 3830, Pittsburgh, PA. 15230-6162.