Judith Pechacek, DNP, RN, CENP

Clinical Professor
Judith Pechacek

Contact

Office Address

6-132 Weaver Densford
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Titles

Assistant Dean, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
Senior Quality Scholar, Veterans Administration Quality Scholars Program
Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
Katherine R. & C. Walton Lillehei Chairs in Nursing Leadership

Education

DNP, University of Minnesota

MSN, University of Minnesota

BAN, Metropolitan State University

RN, Inver Hills Community College

LPN, St. Paul Vocational Technical Institute

Fellowships

JONAS Veteren Health Care Scholar, Fellowship Principle Investigator

Licensures and Certifications

Diversity Certificate
Human Centered Design Certificate, IDEO and Acumen
Nursing Informatics Certification
Critical Care Certification
Co-Active Coaching
Registered Nurse -State of Washington
Registered Nurse -State of Minnesota
Certified Executive Nursing Practice - AONE, American Organization of Nurse Executives Licensure/Certification Number: 32
Quality Matters: Peer Review Certification

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Biography

Bio

Dr. Judith Pechacek has served as a professional nurse in a variety of settings for forty years. Her practice career was spent as a general staff nurse, nurse leader, manager and nurse executive. In 2013, she accepted a faculty position at the University of Minnesota, school of nursing, teaching in the Health, Innovation and leadership track in the Doctorate of Nursing program (DNP). In 2015, she assumed overall leadership for the DNP program, the largest hybrid - DNP program in the nation with over 300 full time students in eleven specialties. Her teaching responsibilities have focused on leadership, quality, business and global studies. Her scholarship is dedicated to interprofessional practice and the connection to quality patient outcomes. Most recently Dr. Pechacek was named as the Senior Quality Nurse Scholar and faculty member for the Veterans Administration Quality Scholars (VAQS) Fellowship program. She also serves on multiple boards in the community, as a University committee member and is actively raising two teenagers on her Century farm in Rural Minnesota.

Honors and Recognition

Outstanding Teacher, University of Minnesota, Center for Educational Learning, 2020

Outstanding Teacher, 2019

Outstanding Teaching and Dedication , Center for Education, University of Minnesota, 2019

Outstanding Nurse Administrator of the Year, Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine, 2016

Star Award, Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing, 2014

Going the Extra Mile (GEM) in Quality and Safety Award, Fairview Health System, 2012

Outstanding Alumni of the Year, Inver Hills Community College, 2011

Leadership Safety Award, Minnesota Hospital Association, 2011

Quality and Safety Special Recognition Award, Fairview System, 1997

Professional Memberships

American Nurses Association

American Organization for Nursing leadership , Certified Nurse Executive

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing

Minnesota Organization for Registered Nurses

Publications

Selected Publications

2019. Emerging Roles for the DNP Prepared nurse. Nurse Educator . Pechacek, J. M., Pechacek, J. M., & Zaccagnini, M. (2019)., The doctor of nursing practice essentials: A new model for advanced practice nursing. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. Jones & Bartlett Publishers, (4th Edition ):

2019. A Template for the DNP project . The doctor of nursing practice essentials: A new model for advanced practice nursing Jones & Bartlett Publishers, (4th):

Pechacek, J. M., Pechacek, J. M., Zaccagnini, M., 2019. The doctor of nursing practice essentials: A new model for advanced practice nursing. Jones & Bartlett Publishers., United States:

Lutfiyya, M. N., Schicker, T., Jarabek, A., Pechacek, J., Brandt, B., Cerra, F., 2017. Generating the Data for Analyzing the Effects of Interprofessional Teams for Improving Triple Aim Outcomes. In Delaney, C. W., Weaver, C. A., Warren, J. J., Clancy, T. R., Simpson, R. L. (Eds.), Big Data-Enabled Nursing: Education, Research and Practice Springer International Publishing, 103--114. Cham,
doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53300-1_6

Lutfiyya, M. N., Brandt, B., Delaney, C., Pechacek, J., Cerra, F., 2016. Setting a research agenda for interprofessional education and collaborative practice in the context of United States health system reform. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30 (1): 7-14.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2015.1040875

Pechacek, J., Cerra, F., Brandt, B., Lutfiyya, M. N., Delaney, C., 2015. Creating the Evidence through Comparative Effectiveness Research for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice by Deploying a National Intervention Network and a National Data Repository. Healthcare, 3 (1): 146--161.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare3010146

Skinner, L., Tripp, T. R., Scouler, D., Pechacek, J. M., 2015. Partnerships With Aviation: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Health Care. Creative Nursing, 21 (3): 179-185.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1891/1078-4535.21.3.179

Pechacek, J. M., Drake, D., Terrell, C. A., Torkelson, C., 2015. Interprofessional Intervention to Support Mature Women: A Case Study. Creative Nursing, 21 (3): 134-143.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1891/1078-4535.21.3.134

Pechacek, J., Shanedling, J., Lutfiyya, M. N., Brandt, B. F., Cerra, F. B., Delaney, C. W., 2015. The National United States Center Data Repository: Core essential interprofessional practice \& education data enabling triple aim analytics. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29 (6): 587-591.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2015.1075474

Pechacek, J., 2011. Decreasing Pressure Ulcer Risk During Hospital Procedures: A Rapid Process Improvement Workshop.. Journal of WOCN : wound, ostomy, and continence nursing., 38 (2): 155. St. Louis, Mo. :,

Cathcart, D., Jeska, S., Karnas, J., Miller, S. E., Pechacek, J., Rheault, L., 2004. Span of Control Matters. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, 34 (9): 395-399.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/00005110-200409000-00004

Pechacek, J. M., A Comprehensive Description of Scholarly Projects from 24 US DNP Programs. (AACN Doctoral Conference, Naples Florida, 2020 ).

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Pechacek, J. M., (Presenter), Pesut, D., (Presenter) "Use of System Archetypes to Accelerate, Advance and Deepen Systems thinking skills of Nurses ", Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, 45th Biennial Convention , Sigma, Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States. November 19, 2019.
Pechacek, J. M., (Presenter), Beilenson , P., (Facilitator) "Building your Value Proposition ", VAQS Summer Institute , Veterans Administration , Houston , Texas, United States. August 15, 2019.
Deckro, J., Harris, R., Ryan, J., Melek, G., Gaintanis, M., Pechacek, J. M. "An interprofessional approach to increasing inpatient influenza vaccinations", 5th Annual VISN 1 Improvement & Innovation Summit, Marlboro, Massachusetts, September 01, 2018.
Pechacek, J. M. "Delivering Testimony in 2016", Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing: Public Policy Internship, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 15, 2017.
Pechacek, J. M. "Preparing for a Hearing in 2016", Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing: Public Policy Internship, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 14, 2017.
Pechacek, J. M. "DNP Program improvements: Innovations in Doctoral Education", Doctoral Education Conference, AACN, San Diego, California, January 20, 2017.
Pechacek, J. M. "DNP Enhancement and Enrichment Programming (DEEP): Fostering Student and Faculty Engagement", Doctoral Education Conference, AACN, San Diego, California, January 20, 2017.
Pechacek, J. M. "Delivering Testimony in 2016", Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing: Public Policy Internship, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 15, 2016.
Pechacek, J. M. "Preparing for a Hearing in 2016", Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing: Public Policy Internship, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 14, 2016.
Pechacek, J. M. "“Behavior at Work: Experiences from the Field", Health Care Resources Association of Minnesota, October 27, 2016.
Pechacek, J. M. "Nurses Leading Change: What you need to know for board service", Fall Conference, Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing, Brainerd, Minnesota, October 05, 2016.
Pechacek, J. M. "Creating Healthy Interprofessional Work Environments", Wisdom from the Field Series, University of Minnesota, Densford Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 20, 2016.
Pechacek, J. M. "Adjunct Faculty Community Dialogue: Collaboration with DNP Projects", Adult Gerontological Health Co-Operative Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 14, 2016.
Pechacek, J. M. "Enhancing Nursing Science and Improving Patient Care: PhD-DNP Collaborative Studies", Doctoral Education Conference, AACN, Naples, Florida, January 23, 2016.
Pechacek, J. M. "Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects Associated with Triple Aim Outcomes: Implications for Academic-Community Partnership", Institute for Healthcare Improvement, December 07, 2015.
Pechacek, J. M. "Analytics, Big Data and Partnerships", 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Orlando, Florida, December 06, 2015.
Pechacek, J. M. "Analytics, Big Data and Partnerships", 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Orlando, Florida, December 06, 2015.
Pechacek, J. M. "Delivering Testimony in 2015", Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing, Public Policy Internship, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 27, 2015.
Pechacek, J. M. "Preparing for a Hearing in 2015", Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing, Public Policy Internship, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 26, 2015.
Pechacek, J. M. "Imagine your future: Making it Happen", Healthcare Summit: Transforming Workplace Behavior, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, October 06, 2015.
Pechacek, J. M. "Impact of Healthy and Harmful behaviors on patient care", Healthcare Summit: Transforming Workplace Behavior, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, October 06, 2015.
Pechacek, J. M. "Data and IPECP Nexi Affecting Triple Aim Outcomes", National Meeting, National Center for IPECP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 05, 2015.
Pechacek, J. M. "New Nursing Practice Laws: What? So What? Now What?", Wisdom from the Field Series, University of Minnesota, Densford Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 11, 2014.

Pechacek, J. M. "Gathering of Evidence for IPECP Nexi Affecting Triple Aim Outcomes", National Meeting, National Center for IPECP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 04, 2014.

Pechacek, J. M. "The Nexus Innovations Incubator Network: What does it mean to participate – October update", National Town Hall Meeting, National Center for IPECP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 28, 2014.

Pechacek, J. M. "The National Center Data Repository: What does it mean to participate - September update", National Networking Meeting, National Center for IPECP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 23, 2014.

Pechacek, J. M. "The NCDR - Advancing your Work Through Data and Evidence", National Meeting, National Center for IPECP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 22, 2014.

Pechacek, J. M. "National Center Data Repository - Executive overview", January 01, 2013.

Pechacek, J. M. "National Center Data Repository – Orientation", January 01, 2013.

Pechacek, J. M. "The Leaders Role: NCDR, Survey Completion Strategies", January 01, 2013.

Pechacek, J. M. "Transforming health care – “Healthy Environment Initiative at Fairview, One Hospital’s Experience", Health Care Summit, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, May 01, 2012.

Pechacek, J. M. "Using your influence", Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony Globe University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 01, 2011.

Pechacek, J. M. "Transforming Quality and Safety – Leveraging Technology and the Interdisciplinary Team", Eclipsys Executive Forum, Naples, Florida, May 01, 2008.

Pechacek, J. M. "Fairview Southdale Hospital, Knowledge Based Care (KBC) Journey", Eclipsys Executive Forum, Chief Nursing Officer Council, Naples, Florida, May 01, 2008.

Pechacek, J. M. "Transforming Theory into Reality: Using Intentionally Designed Technology", Sigma Theta Tau 39th Biennial convention, Baltimore, Maryland, November 01, 2007.

Pechacek, J. M. "Outcomes of Using Technology: Transforming Practice at the Point of Care: Move from Theory to Reality", Baltimore, Maryland, November 01, 2007.

Pechacek, J. M. "Facing the Forces of Reality: Transforming Healthcare to Achieve Phenomenal Outcomes", 17th Annual Resource Center International Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 01, 2007.

Pechacek, J. M. "Our Journey to Patient Centered, Interdisciplinary, Evidenced Based Practice", Sigma Theta Tau International, 18th International Research Congress, Vienna, Austria. July 01, 2007.

Pechacek, J. M. "Physician Order Entry, the Fairview Experience", Fall conference, Eclipsys User Network, March 01, 2001.

Pechacek, J. M. "Solving the Y2K problem with a web based solution, The Fairview Experience", Minnesota Chapter of Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, September 01, 1999.

Pechacek, J. M. "Allergy Identification: A Simplification of a Process", American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 01, 1997.

Pechacek, J. M. "Allergy Identification: Revised Process", Fairview Adverse Drug Event Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 01, 1997.

Pechacek, J. M. "Allergy Identification: A Quality Improvement Project. Institute for Health Care Improvement", St. Louis, Missouri, March 01, 1997.

Pechacek, J. M. "The Fairview Clinical Pathway Process: The Obstetric Patient", Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 01, 1993.

Pechacek, J. M. "Oxygen Saturation: Post Coronary Artery Bypass", National Medical/Surgical Conference: Quest for Quality, Rochester, Minnesota, September 01, 1993.

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award: Jonas Scholars 2018-2020
Principal Investigator: Fulkerson, Jayne Allyn
Sponsoring Organization: Jonas Center for Nursing Ecellence
Award Dates: 2018 - 2020