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Nursing Leader Joins Johns Hopkins Medicine International


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Posted: 10/5/2011

Jane C. Shivnan, MScN, RN, has been named director of clinical quality and nursing at Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), the international arm of JohnsJane Shivnan Hopkins Medicine. Shivnan has more than 20 years of health care leadership experience, including service as executive director of the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, a partnership between The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Nursing. In her new role, Ms. Shivnan will provide strategic oversight and leadership in JHI’s clinical, consulting, and educational activities.

“Her experience with the Institute and her accomplished leadership of its programs and international consultations will help her in facilitating opportunities among the School of Nursing, the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University,” notes School of Nursing Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN. “She will build on existing relationships and find new collaborations with our colleagues both here and abroad.”   

Shivnan’s international experience includes her work as a senior nurse advisor at the Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre, where she helped to coordinate planning for the clinical oncology program and served as acting director of nursing and chief nurse executive.

“We are pleased to welcome Jane Shivnan to Johns Hopkins Medicine International,” says Steven Thompson, chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine International. “She is well qualified to take on this new role. We believe that her vast experience with the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and its Office for Global Nursing, and her expertise and experience with Hopkins’s national and international programs will help to facilitate new opportunities aimed at elevating the standards of nursing and patient care globally.”

Her professional experience also includes clinical and progressive management roles in oncology nursing. As a nurse manager of the bone marrow transplant unit at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, she helped to develop its inpatient/outpatient program. She is an instructor in the department of Health Systems and Outcomes at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and is an adjunct assistant professor at the Hariri School of Nursing at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, where she also holds a joint appointment in the School of Medicine’s oncology department.
Shivnan holds certification in Advanced Oncology Nursing from the U.S. Oncology Nursing Society and was recognized for her leadership in Oncology Nursing with the Roxane Laboratories/Oncology Nursing Society Linda Arenth Award for Excellence in Cancer Nursing Administration. In 2003, Shivnan led the successful designation of The Johns Hopkins Hospital as a Magnet Hospital.