Mary Kontz, Ph.D., RN
                                    372 W Winterhaven Dr.
•   Hiring new faculty qualified to teach in programs and bring within State Board and
                    NLNAC guideline...
Experience (cont’d)

               Jackson Memorial Hospital 1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami FL
•   Chairing faculty development committee
              Parkway General Hospital, 17300 NW 7th Ave, North Miami...
Mary Kontz, Ph.D., RN
                                    372 W Winterhaven Dr.
Eleventh Conference on Nursing Diagnosis - Nashville, TN "Instrument Development:
               Compliance and Factor Ana...
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  1. 1. Mary Kontz, Ph.D., RN 372 W Winterhaven Dr. Pueblo West, CO 81007 Home (719) 667-9978 Voice Mail (719) 242-6560 Summary Experience as the Associate Dean of Nursing at Colorado State University and as Director of the School of Nursing at the largest college in the country. Extensive experience in education and management in a large teaching hospital. Experience and success in the following areas: • Administering a Baccalaureate and Master’s degree program at CSU-Pueblo, CO. • Administering the largest School of Nursing in the country; Miami-Dade College • Receiving and administering grants. • Mentoring and evaluating Chairpersons and Coordinators • Teaching and evaluating nursing students, in the classroom and online • Training and development planning and implementation • Financial management • Department startup and development • Change management • Strategic performance improvement planning, implementation and evaluation • Internal/External consultation • Computer network startup and development; distance learning Education 1991 Ph.D. University of Miami, Nursing 1984 MSN University of Miami, Adult Health Nursing and Administration; Graduate Assistantship in the School of Nursing Dean’s office 1978 BSN University of Miami, Nursing Employment Experience August 2006- Associate Dean of Nursing and Associate Professor Present Colorado State University-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte, Pueblo, Colorado 81001 Report to the Dean of the College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies • Administering the Baccalaureate and Master’s Degree programs with traditional and accelerated undergraduate and Acute Care/Family and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner as well as Nurse Educator Master’s Degree programs. • Administering Department of Nursing budget, assessing resource needs and planning budget and expenditures for each fiscal year • Graduating approximately 90 undergraduates and 6-10 Graduate students per year. • Improving the quality of each program • Exploring international opportunities to increase enrollment • Improving networking and collaboration among the schools in the southeastern region of Colorado • Initiating improvements that will result in better pass rates on the NCLEX examination including remediation • Mentoring a new faculty with limited knowledge of curriculum design and implementation • Evaluating faculty including those underperforming in their positions • Creating new positions that will ease faculty workload • Creating a committee structure that is reasonable for the number of faculty and the workload • Improving the overall efficiency of faculty and bring within budgetary recommendations Mary Kontz, Ph.D., RN 1
  2. 2. • Hiring new faculty qualified to teach in programs and bring within State Board and NLNAC guidelines • Assisting community colleges with their needs for higher education and faculty • Leading the Department of Nursing through NLNAC visit with full accreditation and site visit in 8 years • Improving NCLEX Pass rates by 6%. • Teaching Advanced Nursing Theories to graduate students; Nursing Research to undergraduate students January 2005- June 2006 Miami Dade College (MDC) Medical Center Campus, 950 NW 20th Street, Miami, FL Director, School of Nursing Reporting to the President of the Campus and the Dean of Allied Health • Administering Associate Degree in Nursing Program with Generic, Bridge, Part-time, and off site options; Practical Nurse program, medical assisting, and midwifery • Graduating 599 nursing students in 2005 • Initiating an online Bridge option for licensed professionals in partnership with a local hospital • Increasing capacity by 166 new students • Partnering with a local University and receiving a 1.282 million dollar grant of which half was awarded to MDC. • Exploring International Nursing Opportunities • Developing and Implementing a strategic plan for the School of Nursing including implementation of a BSN program • Writing BSN proposal for the Board of Education for the State of Florida • Improving NCLEX Board scores by 4% • Selecting, mentoring and evaluating 3 new Chairpersons • Exploring grant opportunities and writing grants for increasing capacity and improving NCLEX scores • Implementing professional development opportunities for faculty • Expanding Clinical placement opportunities and educational options for the adult student; increasing flexibility of options Adjunct Faculty January 2001- Present University of Phoenix Graduate Nursing Research (517); Graduate Nursing Research practicum (Online) Taught approximately 30 classes. Graduate Quality and Data Base Management (Online) HCS 584 Graduate Nursing Administration courses (Online) NUR 584; 587 Graduate Nursing Practicum (online) NUR 590A/B September 2004 Florida Atlantic University Graduate Nursing Research Online 2003 Florida International University Graduate Nursing Administration (4 credits) and Nursing Management and Continuous Quality Improvement (3 credits) Fall 2003; Spring 2004 1993 Florida International University – Nursing Theory (graduate 3 credits) University of Miami – Introduction to Nursing theory and research (Undergraduate, 3 credits) 1992 Mary Kontz, Ph.D., RN 2
  3. 3. Employment Experience (cont’d) Jackson Memorial Hospital 1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami FL Second largest teaching hospital in the country 1993-2004 Division Director, Center for Excellence/Performance Improvement Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer/Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services • Developing, implementing and evaluating performance improvement activities for the Jackson Health System including 10 hospital centers, Jackson North, Jackson South, two Nursing homes and 13 Primary Care Centers and Corrections HealthCare. • Developing department and complete start up budget and personnel of $600,000 • Planning, developing and evaluating strategic quality improvement plans • Planning, implementing and evaluating Executive Strategic Planning Retreats; Assisting senior executives to interpret data and implement improvement plans • Producing significant results in performance improvement leading to a score of 95 and commendation on 1996 JCAHO visit/ 94 on 1999 and 90 on 2001 visits • Developing a Model for Improvement and designing projects to implement the model • Designing, implementing and analyzing employee satisfaction instruments; Initiating and supporting 8 Service Excellence teams • Developing complete needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for improving departmental processes and interpersonal relationships • Developing and maintaining effective collaborative relationships with medical, nursing and ancillary services • Recommending budgetary requirements for quality improvement projects e.g. Pyxis • Developing and implementing all training needs for performance improvement including tools, techniques, leadership and facilitation of teams, teambuilding, statistical processes and computer applications • Participating and supporting several redesign projects 1986-1993 Assistant Director of Nursing and Patient Education Reporting to the Director of Nursing Education • Managing department of 20 personnel and administering departmental budget of approximately $1 Million as well as trust fund management • Organizing and implementing yearly continuing education for nursing personnel and internships • Developing and implementing national nursing seminars • Developing nursing standards • Teaching workshops • Developing hospital orientation programs • Implementing productivity studies • Initiating and chairing nursing research, cancer and transformational leadership committees • Coeditor of nursing research newsletter and Impact newsletter for nurses • Mentoring nurses in the research process 1980-1986 Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Faculty Member Reported to the Director of the School of Nursing • Managing faculty work groups; course coordinator • Teaching theory and clinical for fundamentals, beginning and intermediate medical- surgical nursing and leadership; coaching students • Developing, revising and evaluating curriculum Mary Kontz, Ph.D., RN 3
  4. 4. • Chairing faculty development committee 1979-1980 Parkway General Hospital, 17300 NW 7th Ave, North Miami Beach, FL Head of Outpatient Surgery Department • Managing department, coordinating schedule, lab tests, x-rays, respiratory, anesthesiology and assisting in most procedures Parkway General Hospital, 17300 NW 7th Ave, North Miami Beach, FL Staff Nurse, Relief Charge, Emergency Department Managing department on night shift as relief; Demonstrating high level nursing assessment and diagnostic skill, triage, substance abuse treatment, major and minor trauma, and all areas of advanced life support 1978-1979 Mercy Hospital,- 3633 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL Staff Nurse, RN and LPN Nephrology. Progressive Surgical Unit. Responsible for 20 patients. Managing 40-bed unit occasionally. Float through intensive care areas Mary Kontz, Ph.D., RN 4
  5. 5. Mary Kontz, Ph.D., RN 372 W Winterhaven Dr. Pueblo West, CO 81007 Home (719) 667-9978 Voice Mail (719) 242-6560 Professional Activities Professional Organizations Colorado Nurses’ Association 2007 Colorado Council of Nurse Educators 2006 Florida Council of Nurse Educators 2006 American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2006 American Organization of Nurse Executives 2004 Organizational Development Network North American Nursing Diagnosis Association 1990-1994, elected member of the District Affairs Committee; 1993, Chairperson of District Affairs Committee Southern Area Nursing Diagnosis Association; 1989-1993 President; 1988-1989 Vice President; Member, Program Committee; State Representative;1993 Member Advisory Committee; Interim Editor, Newsletter 1989-1993 University of Miami Alumni Association Sigma Theta Tau, 1996 Chair Nursing Research Committee Professional Honors Sigma Theta Tau 1983-present Who’s Who of American Women, 1985 International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, 1985 Who’s Who in the South, 1987; Who’s Who in Nursing, 1991 Research Board of Advisors for American Biographical Institute, 1988 Professional Research • Thesis. A Proposed Model for Assessing, Compliance within the Unitary Man/Human Framework based on an Analysis of the Concept of Compliance • Dissertation. Instrument Development: Factors Contributing to Health-Related Behaviors and Compliance • Descriptive Study of Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes about Nursing Diagnosis • An ethnographic study of health beliefs and behaviors related to compliance in diabetic clients. Complete, 1988 • Master’s student's research on "Nurses attitudes and practices with needlestick prevention in HIV/HBV, Barry University - Committee Member – 1991 • Master's student's research "Mentoring- Defining characteristics of mentors/mentees." Barry University - Committee Member, 1993 • "Perinatal Bereavement Study. "Women's Hospital Center. Research Consultation on instrument development • "Transfusion Study. "Women's Hospital Center. Research Consultation on human subjects and design 1994 Research Awards Florida Nurses' Foundation Grant Award for dissertation research - 1988 Research Presentations Ninth Conference on Nursing Diagnosis - Orlando, FL " A proposed model for assessing compliance." 1990 Mary Kontz, Ph.D., RN 5
  6. 6. Eleventh Conference on Nursing Diagnosis - Nashville, TN "Instrument Development: Compliance and Factor Analysis." 1994 Professional Activities (continued) Professional Publications Kontz, M. (2001). Contributing Author – “Strategic Performance Improvement Planning using Electronic Meeting Support” and “Jackson Memorial Performance Improvement Plan” In Nurse Executive Resource Manual, Aspen Publishers. Kontz, M. (1998). “Changing The Corporate Culture” in On The Scene: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center Restructures its Health Care System for the 21st Century, Nursing Administration Quarterly, 22 (3), 20-26. Kontz, M. (1991). A Model for Assessing Compliance. In Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson (Ed.), Classification of Nursing of Nursing Diagnoses: Proceedings of the Ninth Conference (pp. 161-174). Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company Kontz, M. (1989). Compliance Redefined and Implications for Home Care, Holistic Nursing practice, 3(2), 54.64 Kontz, M. (1987). A Proposed Model for Assessing Compliance within the Unitary Man/ Human Framework based on an Analysis of the Concept of Compliance. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Clinical Decision Making: the Future with Nursing Diagnosis, Publisher John Wiley and Sons Professional Presentations Leadership and Faculty Development Seminars at CSU-Pueblo • Strategic Planning Retreat and Teambuilding, Fall 2006 • Curriculum Development Retreat, Spring 2007 • Curriculum Leveling and Improving Course offerings Beginning Level Faculty, Spring 2007 • NLNAC Self-Study Analysis, Fall 2007 • Advisory Board Meeting Strategic Plan for the Department of Nursing, Spring 2007 Leadership and Faculty Development Seminars at MDC • Teambuilding for faculty • Service Excellence for staff • Strategic Planning, Committee development and writing and receiving grants • Various teaching strategies Leadership Development Seminars-JMH 1993-2004 • Facilitating Senior Executive and management retreats for Strategic Planning and Teambuilding; Various cost reduction/best practice presentations • Various programs on Patient Satisfaction, interpreting results, improving service • Various programs on reward and recognition for employees • Various programs on teambuilding and leadership development for all Senior Management Personnel (includes feedback, communication skills, creativity, redesign and restructuring, change management, consensus building, Myers-Briggs personality testing and applications, coaching) • Various group interactive seminars, including communication skills, conflict management, feedback, disclosure • Coaching on survey development and analysis • Introduction to Performance Improvement (all levels of the organization) • Various programs for Public Health Trust Board and personnel on quality improvement, teamwork, Facilitation skills, goal development, Team presentations, • JCAHO presentations of performance improvement plan • Project Team Start-up; Project Team Leadership and Facilitation • Flowcharts, Root cause analysis, and other quality improvement tools Mary Kontz, Ph.D., RN 6
  7. 7. Leadership Development Seminars-JMH (continued) 1993-2004 • Various basic management programs on time management, delegation, project management • Electronic Meeting Support-Strategic planning, development of vision statements, quality improvement goals, measures and time frames for managers, and physicians; Various presentations on Creativity and Innovation for managers • Various computer applications including Excel, Visio, Freelance Graphics, PowerPoint • Transformational Leadership: Teambuilding, Innovation and Empowerment for 450 nurse managers • Nurse Week 1992- JMH Nurses: Shaping the Future of Healthcare • Nurse Week 1993- JMH Nurses: Diversity is Our Strength Community/Regional Seminars and Conferences 1981-Present • Vision and Strategic Plan presented to the Colorado Nurse’s Association Fall 2006 • UMHC Strategic Quality Planning, several sessions for senior executives (Spring 2001) • Ryder Annual Leadership Conference, Leadership Development (Spring 2001) • Broward Community Hospital, Leadership Development: Self Assessment (Nov 2000) • Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, MD, “Dancing through Change Putting Patient’s First.” Annual Leadership Retreat. (October 2000) • University of Miami/Sylvester Consultation on Implementation of their Performance Improvement Activities, including strategic planning, teambuilding, development of the Performance Improvement Council and leadership development of the Sr. Management Team (2000-2001) • Poster Presentation at the Institute for Improving Healthcare Quality, 1994, Strategic Quality Planning • Jackson Memorial Hospital National Program "Innovations in 21st Century Management." Title: "Unlocking Your Innovative Potential" • Barry University “Performance Improvement in Healthcare” • PEERS/JMH Nursing Diagnosis: Process and Clinical Application • South Florida Health Educators Nursing Diagnosis • Southern Regional Nursing Diagnosis Association Summary of 1984 Conference; 1985-Workshop; 1986-Workshop; 1987-Clinical Judgment 1989-Consulting on Nursing Diagnosis • Hospice, INC. Introduction to Nursing Diagnosis • American Heart Association Nursing Diagnosis: Friend of Foe? • Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Diagnosis: A Practical Approach • Veterans Administration Hospital Nursing Diagnosis • American Hospital programs for Nursing Administration • Mercy Hospital; Series of Educational programs and consults to implement documentation systems • Mt. Sinai - Series of programs to implement Nursing Diagnosis. • Memorial Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL, Consultation and educational programs on nursing diagnosis • Nursing Grand Rounds • Various programs on Nursing Standards and Nursing Diagnosis • Standardized Care Plans - 5 Programs Mary Kontz, Ph.D., RN 7
  8. 8. Faculty Seminars • Florida International University, Navigate Knowledgably through the Chaos of Uncertainty. • JMH School of Nursing - Nursing Diagnosis, "New Trends/Updates in Nursing Diagnosis, "A Model for Assessing Compliance” • UM School of Nursing - Nursing Diagnosis; Transcultural Nursing and Compliance • Adult Health Nursing and Compliance Performance Improvement Research Activities • Various surveys and needs assessments including physician satisfaction and nursing self assessments for magnet status. • Various staff satisfaction surveys including methodology, developing web-based surveys, assisting 15 divisions and Primary Care Centers to analyze results, develop implementation plans and determine outcomes (2000-present) • Analyzing and interpreting patient satisfaction results and assisting with hospital-wide teams and nursing units to improve scores (1999-present) Community Activities • Pueblo West Women’s League; Community Auction and fundraising activities; Publicity Chairperson • Board of Directors Calusa Point HOA, Treasurer (2002); President (2003-present) • Returned Peace Corp Volunteers-Leadership Development Retreat (2000); • Consultation to the Board of Directors of the Returned Peace Corp Volunteers • Consultation to the Board of Directors of Alliance Francaise • Mentoring Doctoral Student in Adult Education • Church Activities • Therapy Dog visits to Nursing Homes and hospitals (ongoing) Kontz Consulting 1998-present- President Programs and Consultation on the following topics: Performance Improvement, leadership development, organizational development, communication, innovation and creativity, teambuilding, and strategic planning Mary Kontz, Ph.D., RN 8