Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Nursing Administration, Emergency Department, Critical Care, Medical Surgical, Ambulatory Care, Clinical Professor, Liaison Emergency Management, Cardiac Catherization, Emergency Department, Bioterrorism, Administration, Supervision, Magnet, HIPAA, EMTALA, Emergency Management, Educator, Nurse Executive Board Certified
Expert No. 3676
An experienced Board Certified nurse executive with roots in emergency/critical care, Expert 3676 is a Clinical Associate Professor & Associate Director of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN), in the Division of Advanced Nursing Practice at the Rutgers School of Nursing.
This Expert’s leadership positions have helped make her a recognized expert on both state and federal regulatory policies governing the nursing profession and nursing standards of practice. She also has extensive expertise regarding broader healthcare industry care standards – applicable to APN's, RNs, and LPNs and healthcare organizations – that are required to assure safety and high quality care. She currently serves as a consultant for the New Jersey State Board of Nursing and the New Jersey Division of Law. She was recently invited to serve a three-year term on the newly formed New Jersey Medical Marijuana Review Panel. She was nominated for the post by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and was appointed by Governor Chris Christie and the New Jersey Department of Health Acting Commissioner Cathleen Bennett.
Her current health services research focuses on the nursing workforce and improving quality care to patients. Expert examines the impact of nurse staffing and process of care on patient outcomes, with an eye toward helping nurse leaders improve overall care. Her research findings have been disseminated through presentations at the state and national level and in peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of numerous state and national boards charged with setting standards for nursing leadership.
At Rutgers University, Dr. Johansen teaches leadership and management to Masters and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate students, working to assure that nurse leaders are equipped to deal with the latest challenges faced in today’s dynamic healthcare environment. She provides instruction pertaining to applicable standards regarding nursing care and treatment of patients and the implementation of measures required to provide a continuum of care which is based upon quality and safety.
Expert earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Rutgers University, her master’s in health care administration for nurse executives from Columbia University, and her PhD in nursing from Rutgers University.
07/2015-ongoing Clinical Associate Professor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing, Newark, NJ
Associate Director, New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing, Newark, NJ
07/2010-06/2015 Clinical Assistant Professor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing, Newark, NJ
Project Manager Rutgers, The State University of NJ, Nursing Center for Bioterrorism And Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness, Newark, NJ
2003-2010 Clinical Instructor
Rutgers, The State University of NJ, College of Nursing, Newark, NJ
2005-ongoing Administrative Director of Nursing
Palisades Medical Center, Hackensack University Health Network, North Bergen, NJ
1998-2003 Director Emergency Department Services
Englewood Hospital & Medical Center, Emergency Department, Affiliate Mount Sinai Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
6/1985 to 8/1998
Director Ambulatory Services/Nurse Manager/Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse
Emergency Department/Medical Clinics
The General Hospital Center at Passaic, Emergency Department/Medical Clinic, Passaic, NJ
12/1984 to 6/1985
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
6/1983 to 12/1984
Telemetry/Respiratory/ICU Step-Down Unit/CCU, Newark, NJ
Medical Malpractice Consultant: New Jersey State Board of Nursing
Medical Malpractice Consultant: private practice and New Jersey Division of Law
PhD, Nursing, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, College of Nursing, Newark, NJ, 2010
MA, Health Care Management for Nurse Executives, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1998.
BSN, Nursing, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, College of Nursing, Newark, NJ, 1983.
Johansen, M.L. (2010). Conflict Management Style, Perceived Organizational Support and Occupational Stress in Emergency Department Nurses. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, College of Nursing, Newark, NJ. (UMI Dissertation Publishing Number 3408898) Advisor – Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins PhD, RN Associate Professor.
Academic and Clinical Certifications
Rutgers University Human Subject Compliance Program, 2013-present
National Institute of Health Human Subjects Compliance Certification, 2012-present.
Research Training: Developing Nurse Scientists, 2012-present.
American Heart Association, Basic Life Support, 2015-present
American Heart Association, Advanced Life Support, 2015-present.
American Heart Association, Pediatric Life Support, 2015-present.
Intra-Aortic Balloon, Critical Care, Hemodynamics Certified
American College of Surgeons, Advance Trauma Life Support Participant
Critical Care Certified and Hemodynamics Certified
National Board Certifications
ANCC Nurse Executive Board Certified, 2011-present
Former board Certified Emergency Nurse, Emergency Nurses Association
Former board Certified Trauma Nurse Core Course Provider, Emergency Nurses Association
Nursing Registration: Pennsylvania 2008-present.
Nursing Registration: New York 2007-present.
Nursing Registration: New Jersey 1983-present.
Honors and Awards
Professional Awards and Honors
Marshall for Rutgers College of Nursing Convocation, 2013
Marshall for Rutgers College of Nursing Convocation, 2012
American Nursing Foundation (ANF) Nursing Faculty Research Scholar, 2011
Grand Marshall for Rutgers College of Nursing Convocation, 2011
Marshall for Rutgers College of Nursing Convocation, 2010
Marshall for Rutgers College of Nursing Convocation, 2009
Kirby Fellow for Academic Achievement in the PhD program, 2009
Kirby Fellow for Academic Achievement in the PhD program, 2008
Grand Marshall for Rutgers College of Nursing Convocation, 2008
EOF Faculty of the Year, 2008
Nurse of the Year Award, The General Hospital Center at Passaic, 1989
Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, 1983
Participation in Organizing or Chairing Conferences, Workshops, and Organizations
03/2015-03/2015 Cadmus, E. & Johansen, M. (2015) The power of mentoring in long term care. New Jersey Action Coalition and New Jersey Association Directors of Nursing Administration. March 25, 2015.
Cadmus, E. & Johansen, M. (2015
NJCCN Summit: New Jersey grassroots nurses: Building a culture of health through renovation. In partnership with New Jersey Action Coalition; New Jersey Nursing Initiative, and New Jersey Health Initiatives, October 29, 2015.
Membership on Editorial Boards of Scholarly or Professional Journals
2015-ongoing Invited Reviewer for the Journal of Nursing Regulation: Official Journal of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
2014-ongoing Invited Reviewer for Applied Nursing Research
2014-ongoing Invited Reviewer for Medical Care, Journal of the Medical Care Section, American Public Health Association
2012-ongoing Invited Reviewer for the International Japanese Journal of Nursing Science
2010-ongoing Invited Reviewer for the Journal of Emergency Nursing
Membership/Offices Held in Scholarly and Professional Societies
2015-ongoing Council for Graduate Education in Nursing Administration
2012-2015 Academy Health
2014-ongoing Organization of Nurse Executives/ New Jersey
2011-ongoing Eastern Nursing Research Society
2011-ongoing The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
1985-2015 Emergency Nurses Association
1983-ongoing Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing
Service to Nursing/Public Bodies
2016-ongoing Chair Organization of Nurse Leaders New Jersey, Workforce Environment Ad Hoc Committee
2016-ongoing Member Organization of Nurse Leaders New Jersey, Staffing Ratios Task Force
2016-2019 Board Member State of New Jersey, Department of Health, Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel appointed by the Governor and the Commissioner of Health-3 year appointment
Board Member The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Executive Board, Research Committee
Organization of Nurse Executives New Jersey, Political Action Committee
2015-ongoing Member New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission, Health Care Workforce Council
2014-ongoing Member Member Organization of Nurse Executives New Jersey, Advocacy Committee
2014-ongoing Member New Jersey Nursing Initiative -NJ Action Coalition, Leadership Pillar
Service to Rutgers University
2016-ongoing Academic Integrity Faculty Campus Advisor Department of Judicial Affairs and Educational Programming
2015-ongoing Board Member Rutgers, New Brunswick University Hearing Board
2015-2016 Member Rutgers Newark, 250 Planning Committee
2014-2014 Member RBHS Clinical Research Working Group
2010-2012 Member Newark Faculty Council
2009-2013 Faculty Liaison Emergency Management Council
2008-2010 Faculty Liaison Health Services
School of Nursing
2016-ongoing Vice Chair Rutgers School of Nursing Faculty Council
2016-ongoing Mentor Rutgers School of Nursing Faculty Mentor
2016-2016 Member Rutgers College of Nursing Legacy Nursing Grade Grievance Committee
2015-ongoing Member Rutgers College of Nursing Legacy First Level Review Committee for
Appointment and Promotion
2013-2014 Co-Chair DNP/Graduate Harmonization Task Force on Policy/Business & Finance
2013-2015 Member DNP Harmonization Committee
2012-2013 Chair Master of Science in Nursing Harmonization Committee
2011-2011 Member Student Task Force of the PhD Committee
2010-2011 Member College of Nursing PhD Committee
2010-ongoing Member Doctorate of Nursing Practice Committee
2010-ongoing Member Nursing Center for Patient Safety and Quality
2010-ongoing Co-Chair Co-Chair for the Translation & Policy Core and for the Sustainability Core
Contributions to the Advancement of the Academic Profession
2016- Abstract Judge for the 2016 International Nursing Administration Research Conference (INARC): CGEAN: "Leadership in the healthcare system vortex."
2016 Abstract Judge for the 2016 National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research of the Council for Advancement of Nursing Science
2015-ongoing Board of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): Content Expert Nurse Executive
2015 Poster Judge for the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society
2014 Abstract Judge for the 2014 National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research of the Council for Advancement of Nursing Science
2013 Poster Judge for the 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research
2012 Abstract Judge for the 2012 National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research
of the Council for Advancement of Nursing Science
2010-2013 The Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation National Education Committee
2010-2013 Institute for Emergency Nursing Research Advisory National Council
2015-2015 Leadership Practicum III: Quality and Safety-Course Development
2015-2015 Leadership Practicum II: Organizational Complexity-Course Development
2014-2014 Leadership Practicum I: Transformational Leadership -Course Development
2014-2014 Evidence-Based Health Policy-Doctorate in Nursing Practice-Curriculum
2012-2013 Organizational Complexity-Doctorate in Nursing Practice-Leadership Curriculum
Honors and Doctoral Students Supervised
Students Supervised for Independent Studies
2014-Mentor, Undergraduate, Stefanie Albert, Junior Rutgers School of Nursing Honors Colloquium
Publications available upon request