J. (John) Michael Leger, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, CNL | UTMB School of Nursing

J. (John) Michael Leger

PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, CNL

Associate Professor
Assistant Dean, Organizational Effectiveness and Evaluation
Executive Nurse Leader Track Administrator (Interim)

J. (John) Michael Leger, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, CNL | UTMB School of Nursing

J. (John) Michael Leger

PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, CNL

Associate Professor
Assistant Dean, Organizational Effectiveness and Evaluation
Executive Nurse Leader Track Administrator (Interim)

J. (John) Michael Leger

PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, CNL


Overview

Education

  • PhD - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • MBA - Our Lady of the Lake University, Houston
  • BSN, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • AAS in Nursing - Lamar University, Beaumont

Areas of Research, Teaching, And Clinical Expertise and Scholarship

  • Patient Safety
  • Leadership
  • Quality/Process Improvement
  • Risk Management

Dr. Leger has a clinical background in critical care, general medical/surgical, and home health nursing. In addition, he has extensive experience in nursing leadership/administrative roles in both large academic medical centers and community hospitals. He has served as Vice President of Nursing and Clinical Quality for the largest LTAC hospital provider in the U.S. in which his division was comprised of 29 hospitals in 14 states.

Dr. Leger is most proud of his role as editor for the nursing textbook, Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar (4th Ed.), that was awarded the American Journal of Nursing's 2017 Book of the Year Award in the Nursing Management and Leadership Category.

Dr. Leger also serves on the Board of Directors for the Resource Crisis and Counseling Center of Galveston County, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the safety, well-being and best interest of victims of family violence, sexual assault, and child abuse and to advocate for the prevention of such crimes.

Courses Taught

Health Care Economics, Curriculum Development, Public Policy, Introduction to the Clinical Nurse Leader Role, Evidence-Based Management, Informatics and Quality Improvement, Advanced Nursing Leadership and Management, and Concepts of Research and EBM in Health Care Finance

  • GNRS 5373 Theoretical and Research Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • GDNP 6327 Advanced Nursing Leadership and Management
  • GNRS 5329 Evidence-Based Management (Healthcare Finance)
  • GNRS 5122 Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum II

Selected Accomplishments

  • Nursing Research Award, Texas Nurses Association District 9 – November 2015
  • Nursing Research Award, Alpha Delta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International – May 2015
  • Invited Attendee/Presenter, The Grounded Theory Institute – May 2015
  • 2015 CHI Mission & Ministry Grant Recipient, “Care Transitions for Vulnerable Populations” ($1.5M over 3 years)
  • John P. McGovern Distinguished Professorship Award – 2015, 2014 & 2013
  • NASA/Texas Space Grant Fellowship Award (2014-2015)
  • Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship Program (2014-2015)
  • Healthcare and Nursing Educational Foundation Scholarship (2014-2016)
  • Salute to Nursing Scholars Award (2012)