Heidi Sanborn

Director & Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020
Dir (FSC) + Clin Asst Profsr
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020

Student Information

Graduate Student
Advanced Nursing Practice (Innovation Leadership)
Nursing & Health Innovation

Biography

Heidi Sanborn is Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the RN-BSN and Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Her career began over 25 years ago in business before following her heart and becoming a nurse.  After returning to school for a second degree, she earned her BSN from Salem State University in Massachusetts, leading to a bedside career in both clinical and leadership positions in Med/Surg, progressive care, and critical care.  Her career path has been nontraditional, proving that there is no one right way to build your nursing career.

In 2009, she moved with her family to Arizona, trading up from snowflakes to sunshine.  Since the move, she has taught at the clinical, associate, and baccalaureate settings, earning a DNP in Innovation Leadership to grow her career in academic system leadership.  Heidi has earned distinction as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and focuses her scholarship efforts on interprofessional education, collaboration, and practice through publications and presentations in a variety of national and international forums. 

Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice in Innovation Leadership, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ (2018)

Nursing science with a focus in nursing education, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, MA (2013)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Salem State University, Salem, MA (1998)

Paralegal Certification, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (1992)

Bachelor of Science, Business Adminisrtation, Boston University, Boston, MA (1991)

Research Interests

Interprofessional Leadership

Interprofessional Education

 

Publications

Sanborn, H., & Rennell, N. (2016, November). It’s a disaster!: An interprofessional disaster preparedness simulation. Poster presented at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Garcia, E., Sanborn, H., & Urbanek, P. (2016, October). Interprofessional innovations: Designing a new clinical model. Podium presentation at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Sanborn, H. (2016). Developing asynchronous online interprofessional education. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(5). doi:10.1080/13561820.2016.1182143

Sanborn, H. (2015, November). Assessing interprofessional competencies in an asynchronous, online environment: A roadmap to success. Poster presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Sanborn, H. (2015, September). Teaching interprofessional competencies in an asynchronous, online environment: A roadmap to success. Poster presented at the Collaborating Across Borders V International Conference, Roanoke, VA.

Research Activity

Interprofessional Leadership in the Clinical Setting (07/12/2017). Co-Investigator (Dr. Teri Kennedy, PI; Heidi Sanborn, Co-PI), College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

IPE Virtual Sim (05/04/2016). Principle Investigator/Project Lead, College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

Common Core Competencies (04/15/2016). Principle Investigator/Interprofessional Simulation Faculty, College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

Courses

Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
NUR 672 Design/Delivery:Mediated Instr
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 315 Nursg Rsch Appl to Prac
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 460 The Art of Nursing
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
NUR 315 Nursg Rsch Appl to Prac
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
NUR 394 Special Topics
NUR 464 Capstone Prof Nursing
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
NUR 394 Special Topics
NUR 464 Capstone Prof Nursing
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 394 Special Topics
NUR 445 Nursing Management
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 394 Special Topics
NUR 444 Innovation in Nursing
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 445 Nursing Management
NUR 464 Capstone Prof Nursing
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 444 Innovation in Nursing
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 392 Hlth Prom Across the Life Span
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 464 Capstone Prof Nursing
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
NUR 394 Special Topics
NUR 444 Innovation in Nursing
NUR 445 Nursing Management
NUR 464 Capstone Prof Nursing

Honors/Awards

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. (2017). Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, ASU Chapter based on graduate work.

Nancy K. Melvin Research Scholar Award. (2017). Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Upsilon Chapter, award given to support graduate research.

Advising Support Award  Non-Advising Administrator. (2017). ASU Council for Academic Advisors.

Nurse of the Year - Education Finalist. (2016). March of Dimes, Arizona Chapter.

Outstanding Teaching Award. (2016). Joyce Finch Faculty Achievement Award, ASU.

Nurse of the Year Award. (2012). Contribution to Society, Banner Boswell Medical Center.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. (2012). Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Upsilon Chapter for MSN work.

Professional Associations

2014-present, Arizona League for Nursing (Education Practice Collaborative), Member 2013-present, Arizona Nurses Association, 2015-present President, Chapter 6 2015 1st Vice President, Chapter 6 2015 Convention Planning Committee Member 2014 Symposium Planning Committee Member 2013-present, American Nurses Association, Member 1997-present, Sigma Theta Tau, Member

Service

2015 - Present, Petitions Committee, Subcommittee Chair, Arizona State University
Consider and vote upon all student petitions for the undergraduate nursing programs. Serve as liaison between academic advising, students, and program office leadership.  Work has included efforts to establish more formal processes for the committee actions that can be used as a guide for future committee members going forward.

2015 - Present, Standards Committee, Member, Arizona State University
Establish and maintain standards of admission, progression, retention, and graduation and/or course completion in accordance with established college and university standards.

2015 - Present, Undergraduate Faculty Forum, Chair (2016-2017)/Chair-Elect (2015-2016), Arizona State University
Develop agenda and facilitate meeting, allowing faculty and leadership a forum to exchange ideas and reach consensus on issues affecting undergraduate programs.

2015 - Present, Bilingual Nurses Fellowship Program Advisory Council, Member, Arizona State University
Work with leadership and administration of the Bilingual Nurses Fellowship Program (BNFP) at South Mountain College, Phoenix College, and Gateway Community College to provide seamless processes and student support at ASU.  Workgroup efforts include hearing student petitions, designing and supporting prospective student orientations, and adjusting plans for study as needed to support program growth.

2015, Ad Hoc Subcommittee of Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Member, Arizona State University
Developed plans of study and course syllabi for the newly created Health Care Coordination baccalaureate degree.

2014-present, Interprofessional Education Committee, Member, Arizona State University
Working to develop a new center for Interprofessional education.  Actively planning and assisting with delivery of faculty development throughout two colleges and the A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona.

2013-2014, Resource Committee, Member, Carrington College
Responsible for anticipating and tracking use of equipment and resources for the program to assure faculty needs are met.

2013-2014, Curriculum Committee, Member, Carrington College
Worked with faculty across all blocks to assure consistency of objectives and content.  Compared content with NCLEX test plan and accreditation requirements to assure compliance.  Worked to standardize materials used throughout the program including Kaplan resources and care plans for clinical courses.

Work History

2017-present, Interim Director, RN-B & CEP Programs, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ Provide program leadership for the RN-B and Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP), including managing the budget, determine faculty workloads, foster new and support existing community partnerships, and all aspects of recruitment, retention, and student support. This role draws on interpersonal and business management skills to navigate budgetary changes while supporting program growth. 2016-2017, Associate Director, RN-B/CEP, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ Assist the RN-B and Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) Director with all aspects of program leadership, including community partnership support, recruitment and retention, student support services, petition management, course review, faculty orientation and onboarding, and learning management system guidance and support. This role requires understanding of the complex corporate structure of a large university to develop and maintain collaboration across a variety of business units, both internal and external. 2014-present, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ Lead baccalaureate courses for the online RN-BSN program. Topics include nursing theory, leadership and innovation, health promotion, and the capstone course, for both RN to BSN students as well as those in the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP). 2013-2014, Faculty Associate, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ Served as grading faculty for several different courses in the online RN-BSN program. Courses include leadership, innovation, health promotion, and the capstone course, teaching students in the RN to BSN program. 2013-2015, Clinical Education Specialist, Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ Teach ACLS and BLS courses for interprofessional staff, including RNs, MAs, and providers. Perform evaluations of current staff to assess knowledge and skills for annual competencies. 2013-2014, Nursing Faculty, Carrington College, Phoenix, AZ Serve as faculty to the 3rd and 6th semester Associates Degree students teaching a combination of course and lab hours. Serve as a mentor to the graduating class as they progress through the final semester and prepare for NCLEX. Led both curriculum and course development for three courses, working with the Program Director and Curriculum Committee to address gaps in knowledge identified through standardized testing modules and NCLEX data. 2012-2013, Clinical Education Specialist, Critical Care, Banner Del Webb Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ Delivered interdisciplinary clinical education for the critical care division (ICU, Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Medical Imaging). This role supported bedside staff, hospital nursing leadership (including the Chief Nursing Officer and Directors), and system-wide leadership (including interdisciplinary care groups that serve to define and design clinical guidelines for all Banner facilities). Provided both leadership support and clinical expertise to design and deliver educational support required to achieve facility certifications, maintain accreditation, and meet clinical outcomes. Delivered education to and evaluation of clinical staff throughout the Banner system, including for annual skills competencies and ACLS/BLS classes. 2011-2012, Resource Nurse, Critical Care, Banner Boswell Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ Served as a mentor and clinical advocate for both new and experienced nurses in order to promote delivery of advanced critical care as part of an interdisciplinary team. Provided clinical guidance and support as needed to assure optimal outcomes for the patient population. Responded to all clinical emergencies within the unit. 2009-2012, Registered Nurse, Critical Care, Banner Boswell Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ Provided direct patient care for critically ill adult population, working with an interdisciplinary team to develop a plan of care and provide the necessary treatments to optimize health outcomes. Acted as a primary preceptor for new grad and new-to-service RNs on the unit, providing mentorship and guidance throughout the orientation process throughout the informal mentorship phase of orientation. 2009, RN Manager, Banner Boswell Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ Provided leadership and clinical guidance to an interdisciplinary team within the medical/ surgical division. Assured positive patient satisfaction scores through interactions with patients and families to facilitate and resolve issues. Delivered clinical support and education to patient care staff in order to guide care, provide resources, and meet financial goals for staffing and resources according to the hospital matrix. 2006-2009, Clinical Resource Nurse, Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH Provided clinical and administrative support in a hospital-wide capacity. This role managed staffing decisions for all units, responded to all clinical emergencies in-house, served as a family liaison during traumas, and acted as the proxy for the administrator on-call to manage all clinical care delivery. This role reported directly to the Chief Nursing Officer, and supported an interdisciplinary team including nurses, doctors and all auxiliary roles in all departments providing in-patient services. 2004-2006, Registered Nurse, PCU/Telemetry, Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH Provided direct patient care for the adult population in an ICU step-down setting, working with an interdisciplinary team to develop a plan of care and provide advanced treatments to optimize health outcomes. Acted as primary preceptor for new grad and new-to-service RNs, providing mentorship and guidance throughout the orientation process. Acted as charge RN on a rotating basis, which included determining staffing needs and patient care assignments, and acting as the unit liaison to the Clinical Resource Nurse. 2003-2004, Registered Nurse, Med/Surg, Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH Provided direct patient care for the adult population in an orthopedic and oncology medical unit. This role required working with an interdisciplinary team to develop a plan of care and provide complex treatments to optimize health outcomes. 1998-2003, Business Manager, OFMS, Inc., Peabody, MA Lead all aspects of business administration for a small software development and support company. Responsible for administration of employee benefits, development and enforcement of human resource policies and procedures, oversight of P&L and budgeting, payroll, and planning and management for national executive-level conferences. Demonstrated strong leadership skills needed to handle multiple complex projects on an ongoing basis, answering to the company founders, Board of Directors, clients, and staff. 1993-1995, Paralegal, Thornton, Early & Naumes, Boston, MA Provided management of medical malpractice lawsuits in the asbestos litigation arena. Acted as liaison between the lead attorneys and clients, this position was responsible for interfacing with the clients to build a record of exposure that was required to submit applications for reimbursement through multiple ongoing class-action settlements. 1992-1993, Paralegal, Bingham, Dana & Gould, Boston, MA Provided paralegal support to lead partner of the corporate legal division, including tracking claim status for partner meetings, and delivery of document requests for ongoing legal actions within the realm of patents litigation.