Using Change and Innovation to Create a High-Reliability Program

Using Change and Innovation to Create a High-Reliability Program

How do you move your nursing program from good to great? In this interactive session, you will learn how to apply the principles of a High-Reliability Organization to your nursing program. Principles of innovation and change theory will be explored as they relate to becoming a High-Reliability Nursing Program.

Session Objectives
Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe traits of a high-reliability nursing program
  • Propose at least one action step to take for each of the traits identified
  • Summarize key challenges to implementing a change and how to overcome them.


Denise Bosworth

Denise Bosworth, MSN, RN, CNE, received her master’s degree in Nursing Education from the University of South Alabama. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is currently pursuing her DNP in Educational Leadership from American Sentinel University. Prior to joining ATI in 2012, Bosworth served as a faculty member for almost 10 years and taught multiple courses throughout the curriculum, as well as served as assistant director of the program. She served as chair of the Curriculum Committee, mentored new faculty, served as NLN Ambassador, worked as an NCLEX-RN item writer, and served on the NLN test development committee for the CNE exam. Since working with ATI, Bosworth has assisted faculty across the nation in a variety of program types to implement ATI resources into their curriculum to assist with student and program success. One area of implementation Bosworth enjoys most is having the opportunity to work with faculty to identify students at risk and how to utilize the ATI Resources for remediation and assisting in attainment of student learning outcomes.

Geri Chesebrough

Geri Chesebrough, DNP, RN, CNE, was graduated from Long Beach City College in California with an Associate in Science degree in Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Chesebrough has worked in many specialty areas including NICU where she was a clinical educator. While working in NICU, Dr. Chesebrough was instrumental in establishing a hospital-wide perinatal bereavement program. After working in many different areas of nursing – including clinical education, perioperative care, and pain management – Dr. Chesebrough returned to school to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse educator. She received a Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Nursing Healthcare Education from the University of Phoenix. Before joining ATI, Dr. Chesebrough taught in an Associate Degree Program and in an RN-to-BSN online program. Dr. Chesebrough is a Certified Nurse Educator. Her topic areas of interest include developing nurse leaders in schools of nursing and increasing active-learning strategies in virtual and on-campus classrooms. Dr. Chesebrough received a Doctor of Nursing Practice at AZ State University with a focus on Innovation Leadership. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the National League for Nursing/Arizona League for Nursing (Board Member), and the American Nurses Association. Dr. Chesebrough has been with ATI Nursing Education for more than 6 years. She is a Complete Account Executive and teaches part-time at the Arizona State University – College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She lives with her family in Phoenix.