Dr. Waidley has extensive experience working in and with a variety of organizations. Her experience includes executive level management, faculty, and project management for large-scale change initiatives. She is an innovative leader and well known for her creativity and enthusiasm in motivating teams. She is an international speaker and consultant in areas related to patient care, organization development and redesign, process/systems development, quality management, communication, strategic planning, and shared leadership. Her research and teaching demonstrates a commitment to quality nursing practice and patient satisfaction in all settings.
Her consulting company, EKWaidley & Associates, has worked with many prestigious hospitals, systems, and community based organizations (see ekwconsulting.net). Dr. Waidley has also worked with MEDCOM, NurseWeek, WebRN, and several others.
She holds a PhD in Human Organization and Systems and an MA in Leadership Studies from Fielding Graduate University (Santa Barbara, CA). She also has a Masters of Science degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Waidley has held faculty positions at UCLA , CSUF, CSULB, UCSF and Brandman University.
Title : Facilitating patient engagement in high tech care environments: The patients perspective and students lack of competency