Eugene Waterval


Eugene Waterval

Eugene Waterval, PhD, RN, NE-BC is the Magnet Program Director at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando FL. In this position he has been leading the first Magnet® Journey for this 800-bed tertiary trauma center. He chairs the Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Council which includes leading and supporting several research and EBP projects. He also supports several nurses in Doctorate in Nursing Practice programs. As Corporate Magnet Program Manager, he successfully managed two consecutive Magnet® journeys for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Mothers and Babies.

Additional accomplishments include the implementation of electronic nurse peer review, reviews, and edits for the organization’s ANCC PTAP application, support for the professional governance structure, and implementation of a PeriOperative Ambulatory hospital level practice council. He developed and implemented an online nursing leadership program, and multiple ® workshops, live and interactive online modules. For several years he was adjunct faculty teaching a nurse preceptors course, which included international students.

In his role as Magnet Program Manager, he has advised organizations in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Malaysia related to professional governance and Magnet® accreditation. He has published articles about simulation and teamwork; nursing leadership development related to Magnet® principles; and simulation-based annual competency review. He had multiple podium and poster presentations at national and international conferences such as at the Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Conference in the United Kingdom; ANCC Magnet Conference®; Sigma Theta Tau; and the Netherlands. The most recent podium presentation was from October 2021, at the ALSN virtual Conference: “The effect of acuity-based nurse staffing on nursing medication errors”. Furthermore, he is a member of the American Nurses Association, Florida Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, the Florida Association of Nurse Executives, and he co-chairs the mentorship program for the University of Central Florida Alumni Association.

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Client Testimonials

Thank you for your wonderful presentation entitled “RN Care Coordination: Practice, Education, and Certification” at our Catalyst Academy 2015. Your important topic and great presentation style had the audience immediately engaged
Holly A. De Groot, PhD, RN, FAAN
Catalyst Systems, LLC
You had a hand in getting us there [receiving Magnet® status].
Thanks for your article in the Nurse Leader on shared decision making. I always appreciate your words of wisdom in this arena.
Great examples of control charts used [in NCP’s webinars] to “tell a story” of improvement over time.
What a difference a peer makes! Our discharge medication reconciliation accuracy rose from 56% to greater than 90% in one year, and our improvement has been sustained for over one year beyond that.
Nicole Jones, RN, MS & Beth Lacoste, RN, MSN
East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA
We appreciated the examples you presented [in your webinars] per standard – this was helpful related to many standards be written generically.
Our Pathway to Excellence® document was accepted! Thanks for all of your help!
Pathway to Excellence® Project Director
Thank you for helping us on our way to Magnet® status. I know your visits to us and your advice steered us on this journey. We value your input.”
We just summarized the comments from your presentation – Our nurses loved our consultant and her message.
Judy Boerger
Parkview Medical Center
Thank you so much for an amazing Nurses Day! We had the best turnout ever, and your presentations were spectacular. People have been talking about it ever since, and I’ve heard grumbling from people who couldn’t be there—a sure sign of a great event! Thank you for your wisdom and support! It has been totally great working with you.
Paul Parker, RN, BC
Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, ME
We value your input – I especially value your candor and wisdom!
Excellent presentation! I’m excited about implementing peer review in our organization. Fabulous speakers with a true passion for the content.
Peer Review Workshop 2012
I wanted to say thank [our consultants] for their insight. I’m a staff nurse and beyond their guidance for Magnet, they provided insights into my profession while tying in IOM and ANA principles. You inspired my colleagues and myself with our journey.
Joy Fumera
Kaiser Permanente Orange County-Irvine
Thank you for the excellent workshops you conducted for our nursing leaders, council members, and educators. Finalizing the professional practice model as well as writing our bylaws, and council charters and objectives, was monumental. There was overwhelmingly positive feedback and enthusiasm as we move forward on our shared governance journey. Thank you for your leadership and expertise.
St. Mary's Health System
The level of excitement since your visit is outrageous. Staff are even more engaged and energized, with most talking about the learnings you shared.
Just wanted to take a moment to send you a personal note of thanks for all of the efforts you and your team put into helping our organization successfully achieve its fourth Magnet designation. Although Julie and her leadership group are enjoying many well-deserved accolades for this successful accomplishment, I have certainly not forgotten that it was you and your partners who helped immeasurably in getting our Magnet efforts back on track and providing assistance and mentoring to Julie and our team as they navigated this process and re-tooled our nursing governance structure. It is amazing to think back 2 ½ years and realize how far our nursing team has come in that short amount of time. Thanks so much again Kathleen for all of the time, thought and effort you and your colleagues put into helping us achieve this milestone.
Rob Myers MHA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer, Goshen Health