Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN
Professor of Nursing
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey
Gerry Altmiller is a professor of nursing, a clinical nurse specialist consultant for Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and director of the Quality and Safety Innovation Center at The College of New Jersey. She has pioneered the integration of quality and safety competencies in nursing education since 2006 when she served as a faculty leader for one of the 15 pilot schools for the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Collaboration and currently serves as a national consultant for QSEN. She leads the QSEN Academic Task Force, creating opportunities for its 110 faculty members to network, share ideas, and conduct academic focused research. Dr. Altmiller authored the Teamwork and Communication Module of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s Transition to Practice program and in 2014 she received a Lindback Award for distinguished teaching. Her work on constructive feedback led to the development, testing, and dissemination of support tools for nurse educators and learning tools for students to view feedback as an opportunity. Dr. Altmiller was co-editor of a special QSEN issue of Nurse Educator and currently serves on the journal’s editorial board. She is a member of the AACN workgroups developing the toolkits to support adoption of the 2021 AACN Essentials. Her research focuses on clinical evaluation, quality and safety integration, creating a just culture in academia, and addressing communication challenges in education and practice environments.