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2. Nurse Training

The Nurse’s Role in Philanthropy is an accredited clinician training program that Gobel Group has taught to more than 1200 nurses, nurse managers, and chief nursing officers at over 40 institutions. The purpose of this course is to:

explain the importance of philanthropy in a time of decreasing reimbursements from payors and increasing costs in the health care industry

discuss the significance of patient gratitude as part of the healing process and how nurses can support their requests

identify the steps in making a professional referral to a development officer and

recognize the positive effects of meaningful recognition and expressions of gratitude for nurses and healthcare institutions.

In just one example, after receiving this training, the Chief Development Officer at Inova Alexandria Hospital is now receiving 2-3 referrals a week from nurses. The session is approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing the program earn 1.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Spotlight Presenter

Helen Poole RN, BSN, MPH has had an extensive career including work in med-surg, medical ICU, ambulatory care, hospice, and home care either as a clinical nurse or a Nurse Administrator. Helen has also held roles as Adjunct Clinical Professor at the UNC-School of Nursing and leadership roles on the District 13 North Carolina Nurses Association. Her fundraising roles include Director of Development at the Duke School of Nursing and Executive Director of Grateful Patient Engagement at Duke Medicine, as well as overseeing the Development Department of Duke Hospice. With over 40 years of healthcare management experience in both the clinical setting and in philanthropy, Helen is a well-known expert in developing and implementing successful grateful patient engagement programs. Helen has experience in closing major and planned gifts and has played a key role in several billion-dollar campaigns. She is a well-known speaker at AAMC and CASE conferences and has been awarded a number of honors, including the Triangle Business Journal 25 Women in Business Leader Award and the Innovation Award from Duke Medicine Development and Alumni Affairs. Helen holds a BSN degree and the MPH in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Educating Nurses on their Role in Philanthropy

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