The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions

Crawford Lecture 2012

The Spring 2012 Crawford Lecture Series

"The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health"


Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Dr. Carol A. Lindeman Distinguished Professor at Oregon Health and Science University presented. Bleich's lecture focused on the landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on the future of nursing.
Bleich, Michael - OHSU

The report, entitled “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” was first published in October 2010 and provides an action-oriented blueprint for nurses to overcome barriers and ensure they are well-positioned to lead change and advance health care in the 21st century. Bleich served on the committee appointed by the IOM and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop this report as part of a two-year initiative to respond to the transformation of the nursing profession.

Bleich earned his RN degree from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1976 and his PhD in human resources development from the University of Nebraska in 1998. He also has an MPH in patient care administration - Nursing, awarded by the University of Minnesota in 1987.





This event is presented by the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions in collaboration with the USF Alumni Association and the Beta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.

The Crawford Lecture was endowed in the memory of Geraldine Crawford to provide education for the community.