paulPaul Tankersley, BSN, RN, OCN

Paul Tankerlsey has been a nurse for 10+ years, and is employed as the Director of Infection Prevention and Control nurse in Houston medical center in an LTAC setting. Clinical experience includes Joint Commission facility survey leadership preparation, program and policy restructuring for medical/surgical, intensive care, renal and hepatic transplant, and infection prevention. Program physician liaison program to ensure patient, nurse, and physician communication focuses on care without time delays or errors.

Paul is currently finalizing the MSN Healthcare Policy program at Chamberlain University while concurrently completing the MSN-FNP program. Paul completed the RN to BSN bridge program at Galen College of Nursing San Antonio, currently serving as a public spokesperson. Paul is on the advisory board for program curriculum for CHCP (College for Health Care Professionals), a partner with NAA. Paul has created multiple partnerships between higher learning organizations, healthcare corporations, and healthcare advocacy groups to decrease education costs and build strong advocacy partnerships.

The past year of my life has been crazy. This past year has proven to be a real challenge. As a full time nurse and nursing student, I have an over-whelming number of assignments, duties, and tasks to keep up with on a daily basis. Add in 12 hour clinicals 3 days a week, there is very little downtime in my life. Just a ton on my plate until school is finished but I wouldn’t trade my life for anything less.

Infection prevention and control has changed my life, and I love being a nurse. It is the most rewarding career. There are so many opportunities for nurses whether it is at the bedside, in the clinic, on the unit, in the classroom, or leading. Going to school has been a real blessing in my life. I enjoy working with other students as a team to complete our education which is one of the exciting things about going to school. I am anxious to finish my current degree program and to get started in my next adventure as an advance practice nurse.

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Free IHI Educational Modules

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Here at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), we are working hard to determine how we can best help the global health and health care community in this uncertain time. One way, we hope, is by providing you — professionals, as well as students, faculty, and residents — with free access to these IHI Open School courses now through May 31, 2020:

  • QI 102: How to Improve with the Model for Improvement
  • QI 104: Interpreting Data: Run Charts, Control Charts, and Other Measurement Tools
  • L 101: Introduction to Health Care Leadership
  • PS 104: Teamwork and Communication
  • PS 105: Responding to Adverse Events
  • PFC 101: Introduction to Person- and Family-Centered Care
  • PFC 103: Incorporating Mindfulness into Clinical Practice
  • GME 203: Designing Educational Experiences in Health Care Improvement

We hope these educational modules which offer 9.75 continuing education credits, provide useful knowledge and inspire confidence in the coming weeks and months.

Thank you for your commitment to improving health and health care worldwide. We're grateful that you're a part of the IHI community. 

In good health,
The IHI Open School Team

P.S. IHI Open School Teaching Materials and Lesson Plans are also now available for free.

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