The Scholar-Leader: Survivor to Thriver in the New Economy Version of Higher Education
September 26, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Michael Bleich, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, is a Wisconsin native with clinical, consultative, academic, and association leadership positions. Dr. Bleich is a recognized thought leader addressing national and international audiences, including nurses, executives, governance bodies, associations, and the media. Five contributions advanced the discipline in important ways – his engagement as one of the five nurses on the committee that wrote the original The Future of Nursing, Leading Change, Advancing Health report issued through the Institute of Medicine; Wisdom at Work: the Importance of the Older and Experienced Nurse in the Workplace published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Men in Nursing: Understanding the Challenges Men Face in this Predominantly Female Profession, and Analysis of the Nursing Workforce Crisis: a Call to Action, both published in the American Journal of Nursing and Advancing Diversity Through Inclusive Excellence in Nursing Education in the Journal of Professional Nursing.
Dr. Bleich holds a diploma, BSN, MPH, and Ph.D. from Midwestern Schools and an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Rosalind Franklin University. He completed the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program and Fellowships with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the WK Kellogg Foundation. An inductee of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Academies of Practice, he proudly served as the President of CGFNS, International, and FNINR; both advance science and ensure workforce mobility, quality, and safety. In recent years, he has served in interim leadership roles as a Dean, Director, and Senior Professor.