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Michael Bleich, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Visiting Professor


1100 East Leigh St.
Richmond, VA 23298

Phone: (804) 828-5087
Email: mrbleich@vcu.edu

EDUCATION

  • BSN - Milton College, Milton, WI
    Nursing
  • MPH - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Patient Care Administration/Nursing
  • PhD - University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
    Human Resource Development

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2017 Meritorious service award for serving the Cockcroft Leadership Development program
  • 2016 Service award for serving as President of FNINR
  • 2014 Dr. Gene Tranbarger Writing Award: American Assembly for Men in Nursing to recognize an outstanding article of book about men in nursing or men’s health.
  • 2014 Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Healthcare: Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses given to recognize the extraordinary contributions of a nurse towards the enhancement of health care
  • 2012 Awarded Associate Membership in the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists.

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • 2007 REACH Healthcare Foundation: Medical Home Initiative (Awarded $128,000)
  • 2004 Healthy Vision 2010 Community Based Awards Program: Social & Health Services, Ltd.: Awarded $10,000
  • 2002 – 2004 Children’s International Primary Care in Day Care Services: (With H. Connors) Awarded
  • $48,841
  • 2003 HRSA Basic Nurse Education and Practice Grant: “The KU Nursing Clinic: Primary Care for the Underserved”: Requested $1,456,803 – approved/scored but unfunded
  • 2003 Healthy Vision 2010 Community Based Awards Program Social & Health Services, Ltd.: Awarded $10,000

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Bleich, MR. (2018).  The Clinical Nurse Leader: A Catalyst for Advancing Nursing.  In Harris, JL, Roussel LA., * Thomas, PL.  Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practice Guide 3rd ed.  Burlington, MA:  Jones and Bartlett
  • Bleich, MR. (2018).  Designing Organizations.  In Sullivan, E. J. Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing.  Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.  
  • Bleich, MR. (2017).  Job and Role Transitions: The Pathway to Career Evolution.  Nursing Administration Quarterly.  (at press).
  • Bleich, M. (2017).  Leadership Roles in Standards and Policy Development.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 48(5): 203-205.
  • Bleich, M. (2017).  The Leader Advocate in Advancing Student Learning.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, MR. (2016).  Translational and Indispensable: Using the Gift of Foresight to Reenvision Nursing.  p. 33-38.  In Rosa, W. (ed) Nurses as Leaders: Evolutionary Visions of Leadership. New York: Springer Publishing Co.
  • Thomas, PL. & Bleich, MR. (2016).  Measuring the Value of Projects within Organizations and Healthcare Systems.  In Harris, JL., Roussel, L., Dearman, C., & Thomas, PL. Project Planning and Management 2nd ed.  Burlington, MA:  Jones and Bartlett Learning. 
  • Bleich, M.  (2016).  Helping Leaders Learn.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, MR. (2016).  What Healthcare Boards Need to Know About Nursing.  Boardroom Press. June: 4, 15. 
  • Bleich, M. (2016) Developing a Leadership Program Trajectory.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. and Hessler, C.(2016).  Appreciative Inquiry and Implementation Science in Leadership Development.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2016).  Interprofessional Education: Selecting Faculty and Course Design, Part II.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2016).  Interprofessional Education: Background and Purpose, Part I.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2016).  A Gift to Self: Leadership Coaching.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2015).  Tips for Working With External Reviewers.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 
  • Bleich, M. (2015).  The Scholarship of Practice Within the Academic Clinical Enterprise.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 
  • Bleich, M. (2015).  Microaggression and Its Relevance in Health Care.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2015).  The Professional Development Educator as a FITness Trainer.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2015).  International Perspectives in Leadership Development: Part II.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2015).  International Perspectives in Leadership Development: Part I.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nurisng.
  • Bleich, M.  (2015).  Patient-Centered Leadership.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2015).  Defining Moments in Leadership Character Development.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2015).  Leadership and Brilliant Mistakes.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2015).  Identifying Volition-Driven Leaders.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2015).  Teasing Leadership Development Out of Clinical Scenarios.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2015).  Hot Topics for Leadership Development.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2015).  Leadership Needs Assessment.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Bleich, M. (2014). Another Level of Leadership: Nurses on Boards. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(12), 530-532.
  • Bleich, M. (2014). Developing Positive Deviants as Change Agents. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(11), 482-483.
  • Bleich, M. (2014). The Power of Relationships in Leading. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(10), 435-436.
  • Bleich, M., Macwilliams, B., Schmidt, B. (2014). Advancing Diversity Through Inclusive Excellence in Nursing Education, The Journal of Professional Nursing, published online, September.
  • Bleich, M. (2014). The Jester of Leadership. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(9), 382-383.
  • Bleich, M. (2014). Leading with Simplicity. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(8), 340-341.
  • Bleich, M. (2014). Leadership Rejuvenation. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(7), 292-293.
  • Bleich, M. (2014). Developing Leaders as System Thinkers - Part III. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(6), 246-248.
  • Bleich, M. (2014). Developing Leaders as System Thinkers - Part II. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(5), 201-202.
  • Bleich, M. (2014). Developing Leaders as System Thinkers - Part I. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(4), 158-159.
  • Bleich, M. (2014). Rankism in Nursing and Health Care. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(3), 108-109.
  • Bleich, M. (2014). Leading Through Meetings. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(2), 56-27.
  • Bleich, M. (2014). The Essence of Leadership. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(1), 6-7.
  • Bleich, M. (2013). The Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing: A Transformational Blueprint. AORN Journal, 98(3), 214-217.
  • MacWilliams, B., Schmidt, B., & Bleich, M. (2013). Men in Nursing: Understanding the challenges men face working in this predominantly female profession. AJN, 113(1), 38-44.
  • Bleich, MR., Ford, DA., Hunt, PS., McCollum V., Smith, C., Vicente, I. (2012).  Congress speaker interviews.  AORN Journal. 
  • Bleich, M. (2012).  In praise of nurse residency programs.  American Nurse Today, 7(5), 47-9.
  • Bleich, M. (2012).  Certification as an Emerging Force in Competence Development and
  • Attainment. AHNA Beginnings, 32(1)

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • 2015, February. Demystifying Advanced Practice Nursing, Physician’s Assistants, and Primary Care Physician Services: How They are Educated, Trained, and Practice. The Governance Institute, Boca Raton, FL.  
  • 2015, February. Rankism and Its Impact of Diverse and Inclusive Cultures. 2015 NLN Leadership Conference – Academic Leadership Excellence: Co-Creating a Collaborative Culture, San Antonio, TX.
  • 2015, February. The Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing: Impact on Health Care System Transformation. Annual Dialysis Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • 2015, January. Great Nurses Need More Than Great Intentions. Taking the Lead 2015: Leading in Turbulent Times, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • 2014, October. Leadership in Nursing. American Assembly for Men in Nursing Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • 2014, September. Creating Diverse & Inclusive Institutional Cultures and Global Nursing: Finding Our Place in a World of Need. New England Holistic Nursing Conference, Kennebunkport, Maine.
  • 2014, September. The Lion and the Lamb: A Nursing Approach to the Affordable Care Act. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • 2014, September. Strengthening Interprofessional Engagement. Massachusetts General Hospital Grand Rounds, Boston, MA.
  • 2014, July. Complex Adaptive Systems. AONE Nursing Manager Fellowship, San Diego, CA.
  • 2014, June. At the Nexus of Strategy and Implementation Science: Workforce, Reform, and Nursing. National FORUM of State Nursing Workforce Centers, Hartford, CT.
  • 2014, June. Rankism and Its Impact on Diverse & Inclusive Cultures. National FORUM of State Nursing Workforce Centers, Hartford, CT.
  • 2014, May. The Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing: Healthcare System Transformation. The Governance Institute, Asheville, NC.
  • 2014, April. Staff Nurses as Leaders: The Future of Nursing’s Contributions to a Reformed Health System. 2014 Nurses Recognition Luncheon, St. Peters, MO.
  • 2014, April. Staff Nurses as Leaders: The Future of Nursing’s Contributions to a Reformed Health System. SSM 2014 Nursing Congress, St. Louis, MO.
  • 2014, March. Nursing’s Preferred Future: Advancing Health through Ethical & Value-Driving Care. Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland.
  • 2014, February. The Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing: Healthcare System Transformation. The Governance Institute, Palm Beach, FL.
  • 2014, February. Healthcare Reform: Implications for Nurses in Improving the Health on Special Populations. UNC Charlotte Alumni Association Distinguished Lectureship Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • 2014, January. The Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing: Healthcare System Transformation. The Governance Institute, Naples, FL.
  • 2013, December. Let Your LIGHT Shine in Leading Boards to Improve Health for All. Action Coalition Leadership Meeting, St. Louis, MO.
  • 2013, November. Using Our Collective Voices: Using the Village to Solve Missouri’s Critical Issues. 2013 Statewide Perinatal Conference, Columbia, MO.
  • 2013, November. A Conversation on Leadership. Council of Nurse Leaders, St. Louis, MO.
  • 2013, November. Breakthrough Curricula in Leadership Culminating from the IOM Report. INARC Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • 2013, November. Competitive Analytics: Leading the Next Decade. Patient Care Executive Council, Cerner, Kansas City, KS.
  • 2013, November. Staff Nurses as Leaders: The Future of Nursing’s Contributions to a Reformed Health System. Memorial Hospital, Bellville, IL.
  • 2013, October. Stepping Up and Out – Missouri Students for Action. Missouri Nursing Students’ Association 61st Annual Convention, Columbia, MO.
  • 2013, October. Linking the IOM Future of Nursing to the Emerging Health System: Imminent Leadership Challenges. Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leader, Gettysburg, PA.
  • 2013, September. The Relevance of the IOM Future of Nursing Report to Nurses at the Point-of-Care. Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, MO
  • 2013, August. Complex Adaptive Systems. AONE Nurse Manager Leadership Forum, Chicago, IL.
  • 2013, July. Complex Adaptive Systems. AONE Nurse Manager Fellowship Forum, San Diego, CA.
  • 2013, July. The Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing: Healthcare System Transformation. Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, TX.
  • 2013, July. The Continuing Relevancy of IOM to Nursing Education, Practice, and Research: A brief history of the IOM, the impact of the IOM in recent years, and the IOM’s continuing relevancy. Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, TX.
  • 2013, June. Alliances, Partnerships, & Collaborators – Advancing Nursing as a Public Right to Care. Missouri Teamwork Summit, Jefferson City, MO.
  • 2013, June. Acting With Impact:  How to Message, Focus and Deliver on the IOM Future of Nursing Recommendations.  Missouri Teamwork Summit, Jefferson City, MO.
  • 2013, June. The Co-emergence of the IOM Future of Nursing Report with Healthcare Transformation and Expanded Public Expectations of Nursing. Missouri Teamwork Summit, Jefferson City, MO.
  • 2013, May. The Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing: Healthcare System Transformation. BJC Nursing Leadership Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • 2013, May. The Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing: Healthcare System Transformation. The Governance Institute, St. Louis, MO.
  • 2013, April. The Future of Informatics and Nurse Leaders in Emerging Health Systems.
  • Cerner CNO Forum, Phoenix, AZ.
  • 2013, April. Shining Bright – Your Role as the STARS for Nursing’s Future! National Student Nurses Association, Charlotte, NC.
  • 2013, March. Key Messages from the IOM Future of Nursing Report: Public Needs from Critical Care Nurses. American Association of Critical Care Nurses – St. Louis Chapter, St. Louis, MO.
  • 2013, March. From Inquiry to Evidence: The IOM Future of Nursing Report and its Influence on Practice.  24th Annual Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Symposium, Aurora, CO.
  • 2013, January. Nursing’s Preferred Future: Lessons from the IOM. University of Tennessee College of Nursing Distinguished Lecturer, Knoxville, TN.
  • 2012, November. Policy, Politics, and the Future of Nursing in a Changing Health System. Kronos for Healthcare, The Future of Healthcare Workforce Management Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • 2012, November. Framing the Future of Nursing in Higher Education: Urgency for Action. Villanova University College of Nursing, Villanova, PA.
  • 2012, November. Energizing Residency Opportunities Through Collaboration. Versant 8th Annual Client Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • 2012, October. Creating a Legacy: The Mayo Clinic and the Future of Nursing. Mayo Clinic Nursing Forum, Rochester, MN.
  • 2012, September.  The Engaged Volunteer Leader & Members:  Strategies in an Evolving Health System.  AWHONN Leadership Conference, Washington, DC.
  • 2012, August. Healthcare Transformation: Advances, Retreats, and Strategy for Nurse Educators. University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Faculty Planning Retreat, Chicago, IL.
  • 2012, June.  The Future of Nursing in an Era of Healthcare Transformation: Key Messages & Directions in Collaboration.  Endnote presentation for the American Holistic Nurses Association, Provo, UT.
  • 2012, June.  Changing the Landscape for Nursing and Healthcare Education.  Keynote presentation for the 4th International Nursing Education Conference.  Baltimore, MD
  • 2012, June.  Interprofessional Education and the IOM Report and Gender Re-calibration.  Keynote and break out presentation for the Wisconsin Center for Nursing.  Wisconsin Dells, WI.
  • 2012, April.  The Future of Nursing in an Era of Healthcare Transformation:  Key Directions and Strategies in Collaboration.  Keynote presentation to the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, Seattle, WA.
  • 2012, March.  What the Future of Nursing Report Needs from You.  Keynote speaker for the American Operating Room Nurses Association.  New Orleans, LA. 
  • 2012, March.  Planning for Human Resource Development and The Future of Nursing:  Implications for CNOs, Staff Development, and Human Resource Professionals.  Nashville, TN. 
  • 2012, February.  The Future of Nursing:  Key Messages and Directions in Collaboration. Keynote presentation to Dermatology Nurses’ Association, Denver, CO.
  • 2012, January.  The Future of Nursing: Implications for Doctoral Education.  Keynote presentation to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing doctoral conference, Fort Meyers, FL. 
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