OnPulse With GCU

OnPulse With GCU is a complimentary professional development program designed to increase employee retention and develop staff skill sets that positively impact patient experiences, quality and safe care, and internal team culture.

OnPulse presenters are highly qualified, experienced professionals who possess specialized skills and knowledge to coach, mentor and inform on various topics. Our subject-matter experts share valuable insight, innovative ideas and critical issues relevant to healthcare communities.

Grand Canyon University is currently offering regularly scheduled live webinars covering various trending topics. These sessions are offered at no cost and are open to anyone in healthcare. Recent sessions include topics on public health, stress/PTSD and self care, social determinants of health, generational diversity and workplace conflict management with a focus on bullying.

We are also able to offer customized webinars or in-person sessions to our established healthcare partners. These sessions can be designed with the specific needs of your organization in mind.

For information on future open webinars or for details on creating a custom session for your staff, please fill out the contact form below.

General Topic Areas

  • Nursing Career Path Development
  • Mental Health/Self Care
  • Public Health
  • Change Management
  • Managing a Diverse Workplace
  • Generational Diversity
  • Employee Engagement and Retention
  • Conflict Management
  • Social Determinants of Health

Past OnPulse Sessions

See recent topics our experts have discussed with other organizations and facilities.

  • Custom Session for a CHEC Partner: Employee Retention & Engagement
  • Custom Session for a CHEC Partner: Clinical Ladder Progression
  • Open Session: Social Determinants of Health
  • Open Session: Public Health, Telehealth and COVID-19 Strategies

Meet the Experts

Picture of Rhonda AndersonDr. Anderson is a healthcare consultant for RMA Consulting of Arizona and a consultant/surveyor for Global Healthcare Accreditation. From 2009 to 2016, she was the CEO of Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa, AZ, a Banner Health hospital. Prior to that she held CEO, COO and CNO positions for healthcare organizations in the East Coast, Midwest and Southwest. She is a board member for Grand Canyon University National Advisory Committee and a member of the AZNA Foundation and AONE Foundation.

Expert Areas: Quality and Safety, Measures and Metrics of Performance, General Workforce Issues, Generational/Millennial, Technology

Picture of Ann Ellison, MSN, RNLesley is a full-time education coordinator for Corizon Healthcare, educating nurses within the Arizona Department of Corrections. She earned her BSN and MSN at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, IL. She is a member of the National League for Nursing. 

Expert Areas: Pediatrics, Foundations, Psychology, Interprofessional Skills and Development

Picture of Brittany Jackson, MSN, BSN, RNBrittany began her healthcare career in 2009 as a registered nurse with her associate degree in nursing. She later obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, followed by her Master of Science with a major in Nursing Leadership and Management. She is currently enrolled in a Family Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s Certificate program and has since been inducted into the Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society. She is a member of the Tampa Bay Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Council, the Florida Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. Brittany values the education of healthcare professionals and the advancement of nurses. She is passionate about the progression of the nursing profession and the pursuit of happiness in a nursing career.

Expert Areas: Career Path Development, Professionalism of Nursing, Nursing Leadership

Dr. Lovata has a professional background that includes several years of experience in different areas of nursing. The majority of her time has been spent in labor and delivery. She currently works for Banner Hospital educating young couples on the miracle of birth. She has taught several classes at Grand Canyon University, assisted students in career path development and served as a mentor for NCLEX success. She is a member of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Expert Areas: Obstetrics/Women's Health, Child Birth and Development, Maternity, Infertility, Cord Blood Banking, Professionalism of Nursing, Cultural Sensitivity, Communication, NCLEX, Career Path Development

Photo of Bethann Mendez, DNP, MSN, BSNDr. Mendez is currently a strategic growth manager at Q-Centrix. She also teaches several MSN classes at GCU. Prior to her current roles, she was the director of critical care at Winchester Medical Center in Virginia. Dr. Mendez received her DNP from Walden University and her MSN from Liberty University. She is a member of several nursing associations, including American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Society of Trauma Nurses and American Nurses Association.

Expert Areas: Critical Care, Trauma, Career Path Development, Communication

Picture of Tammy McGarityDr. McGarity earned her DNP at Grand Canyon University and her MSN from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX. She is currently the San Antonio director at the Center for Nursing Excellence at University Health System. She is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American Organization of Nurse Executives and American Nurses Association.

Expert Areas: Career Path Development, Quality and Safety, Regulatory Issues, Ethics/Safe Practice

Picture of Jay PetrishinJay started his career in health services when he joined the US Army Medical Corps. He has worked for nearly 20 years in diverse settings such as Occupational Health, Ambulatory Care, Home Care, Rehab, Multiple Unit Physician Practice and Nursing. He draws on these experiences to bring operational, informatics and marketing concepts to health focused enterprises. Originally from Buffalo, New York, he currently is building a Primary Care service for underserved urban populations. Jay is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Expert Areas: Ambulatory Care, Leading Teams, Operations Development and Implementation, Physical Rehabilitation, Career Path Development, General Management

Photo of Brandee Temmis, MSN, RNBrandee started her career in healthcare over 15 years ago and served in many auxiliary support roles prior to becoming a registered nurse. Throughout her nursing career, Brandee has served populations in the acute care setting as well as those who are home bound. She currently serves as a house supervisor for a level 1 Trauma Center in the Atlanta metro area. Brandee believes in shared governance and providing nurses at all levels resources to be successful. Her content is created with a mindfulness approach to topics relevant to the nursing practice.

Expert Areas: Medical Surgical, Progressive Care, Intensive Care, Hospice Care, Nursing Leadership. Career Path Development, Patient Care, Advocacy

Additional experts are added as needed.

For information on future webinars or for details on creating a custom session for your staff, please fill out the contact form below.

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