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 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 offers monthly scheduled live webinars covering trending topics in healthcare. These sessions are offered at no cost to attendees and are open to anyone in healthcare. Each topic listed below will be rotated throughout the year.

Complimentary Monthly Webinar Topics

  • Self-Care and Stress Management
  • Employee Retention and Engagement
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Emotional Intelligence and Soft Skills
  • The Business of Healthcare and Career Path Development
  • Social Determinants of Health and Ethics in Healthcare Professions

We are also able to offer these webinar topics at a custom date and time for our established healthcare partners. For more information on becoming a partner and to request a webinar for your team, please fill out the form by clicking on Request Information below and a university counselor will be in touch with you.

Meet the Experts

Photo of Lindsi Harris, MSN, RN Lindsi is a clinical educator at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center where she facilitates the new graduate nurse residency program and provides clinical education to staff members. She has worked in diverse settings and roles including cardiovascular and medical intensive care units, U.S. Embassy health unit nurse and patient safety program coordinator.

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.

Dr. Lovata has worked in a variety of healthcare settings as a patient/family educator, nurse and manager. She currently works as a full-time nursing professor and advisor to aspiring nursing students in Tucson. She has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and continues to serve in many roles in management and as a seasoned educator.

Doris' passion for teaching spans across a myriad of course topics such as communications, professional nursing, evidenced-based practice, bereavement and women's health. She assists students with career path development and serves as a mentor for student success. Some of her most recent large-scale presentations range from Engaging and Retaining the Best Employees and Care of Psychiatric Patients in Acute Care Settings, to Generational Diversity, and Managing Fluctuating Emotions in Healthcare Today.

Picture of Tammy McGarityDr. McGarity earned her DNP at Grand Canyon University and her MSN from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. She is currently the DNP program coordinator and assistant professor for Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. She is also a nurse entrepreneur, having founded two companies and serving as president and CEO. Dr. McGarity’s research focuses on improving nursing practice and competency development, primarily focused on leadership development. Currently serving as the president of Texas DNP, Dr. McGarity is active in several nursing organizations, including the American Organization for Nurse Leaders, American Nurses Association and Texas Nurses Association.

Photo of Bethann Mendez, DNP, MSN, BSNDr. Mendez is a highly knowledgeable RN and APRN with almost 30 years of nursing experience, having served 26 years in the acute care setting. She is passionate about inspiring excellence in the nursing profession through education and professional development. She has a diverse critical care background, which includes trauma, neuro and surgical ICUs.
In addition to her time at the bedside, Dr. Mendez has spent 13 years in nursing leadership.

Bethann speaks on a variety of professional practice topics and is passionate about supporting efforts to strengthen and improve resiliency. She serves as an adjunct faculty member at Grand Canyon University and believes that successful education begins with a positive attitude. She challenges her audiences to share that mindset through the use of humor and by ensuring that her lectures remain interactive and relatable to practice.

Photo of Kimberly Moss, PhD, RN, CNE, ODCPDr. Moss is an author, nurse researcher and independent consultant who speaks internationally to improve communication and teamwork in healthcare systems. She uses her experience as an organization development specialist to provide strategic management guidance to established nurse executives, as well as professional development pathways and career coaching to emerging leader candidates.

With a primary focus on intergenerational dynamics, Dr. Moss offers contemporary and practical management strategies suitable for engaging and retaining the age-diverse workforce. She advocates globally for a fresh and purposeful approach to management to abate the intensifying stresses of modern-day leadership.

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.

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.

Additional experts are added as needed.

For information on future webinars or for details on creating a custom session for your staff, please click the Request Information button below to fill out the form.