Judith M. Pechacek, DNP, RN, CENP

Clinical Associate Professor, Population Health and Systems Cooperative

Judith M. Pechacek

Contact Info

pech0004@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-0944

Fax 612-625-7091

Office Address:
6-179 Weaver Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Associate Professor, Population Health and Systems Cooperative

Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, School of Nursing

Senior Quality Scholar, Veterans Administration Quality Scholars Program (VAQS)


Doctoral Degree, University of Minnesota (Nursing Practice), 2009

MS, University of Minnesota (Science in Nursing), 1996

BA, Metropolitan State University (Nursing), 1990

AD, Inver Hills Community College (Nursing), 1982; LPN, Saint Paul Vocational Technical Institute, 1979

Summary

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. 

Awards & Recognition

  • University of Minnesota, Center for Educational Learning, Outstanding teacher, 2020
  • University of Minnesota, Center for Educational Learning, Outstanding teacher, 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
  • Leadership Safety Award, Minnesota Hospital Association 2011
  • Outstanding Alumni of the Year, Inver Hills Community College 2011
  • Quality and Safety Special Recognition Award, Fairview System 1997

Professional Associations

  • American Nurses Association (ANA), 2013-Present
  • Minnesota Organization for Registered Nurses (MNORN), 2013-Present
  • American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), 2009-Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (STTI), 1996-Present
  • Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing (MOLN), 1991-Present

Research

Research Funding Grants

Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in VA Quality Scholars OAA Program 2018
Principal Investigator: Diem, Susan and Pechacek, Judith: Senior Nurse Scholar & Faculty Member
Status: Accepted, Estimated Annual Funds: $770,000
Sponsoring Organization: Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Office of Academic Affiliations
Award Dated: September 7, 2018 - Open

Publications

Books:

Zaccagnini, M. & Pechacek, J. M., (Co-Eds). (2019). The doctor of nursing practice essentials: A new model for advanced practice nursing. (4th edition). Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

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: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: 10.3390/healthcare3010146

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:10.1891/1078-4535.21.3.134

*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:10.1891/1078-4535.21.3.179

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: 10.3109/13561820.2015.1075474

Haugen, V., Pechacek, J., Maher, T., Wilde, J., Kula, L., & Powell, J. (2011). Decreasing pressure ulcer risk during hospital procedures: a rapid process improvement workshop. Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing, 38(2), 155-159.

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:10.1097/00005110-200409000-00004

Book Chapters: 

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

Pechacek, J. M., (2019), A Template for the DNP project, In Zaccagnini, M. & Pechacek, J. M., (Co-Eds). (2019). The doctor of nursing practice essentials: A new model for advanced practice nursing. (4th edition). Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

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 (pp. 103--114). Cham: Springer International Publishing.doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-53300-1_6

Selected Presentations:

  • New Nursing Practice Laws: What? So What? Now What?, 12/11/2014
  • Gathering of Evidence for IPECP Nexi Affecting Triple Aim Outcomes
  • National Center for IPECP, National Meeting, 11/4/2014
  • The Nexus Innovations Incubator Network: What does it mean to participate?
  • National Center for IPECP, National Town Hall Meeting, 10/28/2014
  • National Center Data Repository (NCDR)
  • National Center for IPECP, National Networking Meeting, 9/23/2014
  • NCDR - Advancing your Work Through Data and Evidence
  • National Center for IPECP, National Meeting, 9/22/2014
  • The Leaders Role: NCDR, Survey Completion Strategies.
  • Presented to incubator sites across the United States, 2013 - 2015
  • National Center Data Repository - Executive overview
  • Presented to incubator sites across Unites states, 2013 - 2015
  • National Center Data Repository - Orientation
  • Presented to incubator sites across the Unites States, 2013 - 2015
  • Transforming health care –
  • “Healthy Environment Initiative at Fairview, One Hospital’s Experience”
  • Health Care Summit, St Louis Park, Minnesota, May 2012

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • Registered Nurse, State of Washington, 2018-Present
  • Registered Nurse, State of Minnesota, 1982-Present
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center: Nursing Informatics Certification, 2001-2007
  • American Association of Critical Nurses: Critical Care Certification, 1989-1998