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Our team

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

Senior Professor
Director, Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3066
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

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
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters - Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Health Sciences, North Chicago, IL

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2020 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters – Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences
  • 2017 Meritorious service award for serving the Cockcroft Leadership Development program
  • 2016 Service award for serving as President of FNINR

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 Nursing.
  • 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.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Talsma, A. N.; Bleich, M. R.; Dolansky, M.; White, K.: & Barton, A. J. (2020, October) Evidence of Nightingale as a Design Thinker. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Nursing 2020 Transforming Health, Advancing Policy Conference.
  • 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.
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