Dr. Francesca Losito
"Look for preceptors in advance, and chose early on what is of interest and/or inspires you as it relates related your practicum(s)/capstone."
- DNP; Executive Leadership
Healthcare Professional with more than 30 years of leadership experience in nursing, education and hospital operations who supports a "Just Culture" reporting environment. Utilizes evidence-based practice in clinical settings to improve day-to-day operations. Promotes implementation of processes and resources that deliver data and information to empower nurses to participate meaningfully in clinical decision-making and provide visionary thinking on issues that impact the healthcare organization.
In which online degree programs do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
What do you want students in your courses to learn? What are the learning outcomes or objectives?
They should determine their role as a transformational leader and learn a behavioral approach that motivates and inspires followers to achieve performance beyond expectations.
What types of projects and work do you typically assign for these courses?
Group presentations, as they best emulate an organizational environment.
What advice would you give to those considering this online program?
Look for preceptors in advance, and chose early on what is of interest and/or inspires you as it relates related your practicum(s)/capstone.
What is the value of this degree?
It leads to a variety of career choices, i.e., nursing management, manager of programs, healthcare administrator, patient safety officer, chief nursing executive, etc.
How can this degree help students prepare for the challenges of nursing administration?
It builds confidence through knowledge and evidence-based practice.
Why did you start teaching?
I wanted to share knowledge through experience, motivation and inspiration for our chosen profession.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
"Transforming Nursing through Knowledge: Best Practice for Guideline Development, Implementation Science, and Evaluation" by Doris Grinspun and Irmajean Bajnok.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.
I'm a big proponent of life-long learning; I earned my DNP at age 61!