| Norine Watson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
A nurse since 1981, Norine Watson, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, has worked in many facets of nursing from a direct care nurse to her current role as director of nursing excellence with Nemours/duPont Hospital for Children. The focus of her nursing roles for the past several years has been advancing, promoting, and empowering nurses. Her particiaption in empowerment structures include advising the Nursing Shared Governance Congress, facilitating the Nursing Advancement Review Board, leading efforts toward Magnet designation, maintaining the nursing website, and acting as the site coordinator for the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), including the Nurse Satisfaction Survey. Click on the photo below to hear what Noreen thinks about shared governance.
Her work with the NDNQI database informed a coauthored poster presentation, Nurse Satisfaction Data - What it Really Says About The RN Practice Environment, presented at AONE's 41st Annual Meeting and Exposition and an article, Nursesí Assessment of Pediatric Physicians: Are Hospitalists Different? published in the Journal of Healthcare Management, January/February 2008, coauthored with Drs. Pressel and Rappaport. Norine is a coinvestigator of a nursing administrative research study, Evaluation of Nursing Shared Governance Implementation in a Pediatric Hospital, being conducted at Nemours/duPont Hospital for Children.
Norine graduated with an associates degree from Delaware Technical and Community College, and then attained a BSN and an MSN from the University of Delaware. She is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), in the specialty of Nurse Executive Advanced. She is currently an ANCC Magnet Appraiser.
Norine has served the Delaware Nurses Association (DNA) as the coeditor of the DNA Reporter, a member of the nominating committee, and a member of the board. While in the statewide communications committee role with the DNA, she supported many nurses as first-time authors, developed professional partnerships, and provided a recurring publication that was noted for accurate, timely, and interesting nursing information. She is president of the DNA for 2008-2010 term.