Kirstin Manges

Kirstin Manges, Ph.D. student, Nursing

Keeps patients safe

• What is your area of research or scholarship? My area of scholarship is in health systems research with a focus on articulating the various ways nurses impact the quality and safety of patient care.
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? Leaving the hospital is a dangerous transition point that is experienced by 35.1 million Americans each year. My dissertation examines how nurses work with the interprofessional healthcare team to prepare patients for a safe transition from hospital to home.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? I am currently a Ph.D. candidate from the College of Nursing with a specialization in healthcare administration. I expect to graduate May 2018.
• Hometown: Petoskey, Michigan
• Faculty mentor/advisor: Dr. Patricia Groves
• What are your career goals? My long-term goal is to become a nurse researcher and leader in (re)designing high-performing healthcare systems.

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