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College of Nursing


Faculty and Staff

Lydia Zager, MSN, RN

Clinical Professor
College of Nursing

E-mail: lrzager@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-9271
Fax: 803-777-0550
Office:

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 408
Columbia, SC 29208-4001
United States

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Background            

Ms. Zager competed her MSN in Nursing Administration with a minor in Teaching in 1988 at the University of Texas, Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX, and her BSN in 1976 at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS.  In addition, she received her Advanced Nursing Administration Certification, (NEA-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Teaching

Ms. Zager has taught the following courses:
    Medical Surgical Nursing
    Group Facilitation for communication, conflict, strategic planning
    Precepting and Mentoring Workshops
    Faculty Development (i.e., Conceptual Teaching, Classroom, Clinical, Test Item Writing, etc.)
    Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning
    Concept Maps
    Multigenerational Conflict
    Leadership development topics to include communication, conflict, team building, delegation, hiring and retaining staff

Research

Concept Areas:
    Leadership development
    Communication and conflict management
    Teamwork
    Clinical reasoning
    Faculty development

Research Studies:
Effect of Middle Manager Education on the Work Environment. Investigator, (J. Herman Principal Investigator).

Dissemination

Zager, L. (2014). Managing the Clinical Day for Student Success. AACN National Faculty Development Conference. Jacksonville, FL.

Zager, L. (2014. The Challenges of Clinical Decision Making. National Student Nurses Association Annual Conference, Faculty Development Program. Nashville, TN.

Zager, L.  (2013). Managing the Clinical Day for Student Success. AACN National Faculty Development Conference. Jacksonville, FL.

Zager, L. (2013). Structuring Clinical for Student Success: a Standards Based Approach for Clinical Instructors Three – Part Series. AACN Faculty Development Webinars.

Zager, L. (2013). The Challenges of Clinical Decision Making, National Student Nurses Association Mid-Year Conference. Faculty Development Program. Louisville KY.

Zager, L. (2012).  Managing the Clinical Day. AACN National Faculty Development Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Zager, L. (2011). Managing the Clinical Day. AACN National Faculty Development Conference. Austin, TX.

Zager, L. & Manning, L. (2011). Faculty Camp, Beyond Survival. New York Nurses Association. Saratoga, NY.

Zager, L. & Penn, B. (2010). Faculty Camp. New York Nurses Association. Saratoga, NY.

Zager, L. (2010). The Blame Game. Mary Ann Parsons Conference. Sigma Theta Tau Chapter. Columbia, SC.          

Zager, L. (2009). Multi-generation Challenges: Responding to Students and Student Issues. AACN National Faculty Development Conference. Savannah, GA.

Zager, L., Leake, S., & Ledford, C. (2009). Poster Presentation - Leading Beyond Limits: A Leadership Development Process. American Organization of Nurse Executives Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Zager, L. (2006). Poster Presentation - Does Middle Management Leadership Development Program Make a Difference in the Work Environment? International Sigma Theta Tau Conference. Montreal, Canada.

Zager, L. (2006). Presentation - Does Middle Management Training Make a Difference in the Work Environment? 4th Annual Magnet Conference. Greenville, SC.

Professional Service

Ms. Zager is a member of the following professional organizations:
• Sigma Theta Tau International
• Alpha Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
• American Nurses Association                                           

Professional Practice

Some of the areas in which Ms. Zager has practiced include:
• Medical and Cardiac Intensive Care Units
• Medical Surgical Units
• Middle Manager and Clinical Supervision in community hospitals and medical centers
• Clinical Faculty in Telemetry Units
• Chief of Nursing and Hospital Education Departments
• Recruitment
• Former Director of the Center for Nursing Leadership, CON, USC

Publications (Selected)

Zager, L. & Manning, L (2014). Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts Made Insanely Easy: A New Approach to Prioritizing Nursing. I CAN Publishing Inc. Duluth, GA.

Zager, L., & Manning, L. (2014). Concepts Made Insanely Easy for Clinical Nursing. I CAN Publishing Inc. Duluth, GA.

Zager, L., Manning, L. & Herman, J. (2011). Eight -Step Approach for Student Clinical Success. I CAN Publishing, Inc. Duluth, GA.

Zager, L., Herman, J.,Manning, L. (2011). Eight -Step Approach to Teaching Clinical Nursing. I CAN Publishing, Inc. Duluth, GA.

Zager, L.R. (2008). Intergeneration perspectives. In Barbara K. Penn (Ed). A Guide for the Nurse Educator: Mastering the Teaching Role.  F.A. Davis, Philadelphia.

Zager, L.R. (2008). Developing Students Into Leaders. In Barbara K. Penn (Ed). A Guide for the Nurse Educator: Mastering the Teaching Role. F.A. Davis, Philadelphia.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Zager, L.R., Walker, E. (2005). One Vision, One Voice, Transforming Caregiving in Nursing. Orthopaedic Nursing. 24(2).

Zager, L. R., Penn, B., Whitlatch, C., & Worden, S. (1991). Merging Concepts: Nursing Process, Workload Management, & Quality Assurance. Journal of Nursing Staff Development.

UNREFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Zager, L., Dulaney, P., & Jacobs, D. (2010). Leaders – Stopping Lateral Violence Begins with You: Lessons Learned. The South Carolina Nurse. XVII(1).

Zager, L. & Dulaney, P. (2010). Lateral Violence: It’s Time to Stop this Blight on our Profession. The South Carolina Nurse. XVII(1).

Zager, L.R. & Walker, E. (2003). Where in the world is the vision for nursing. The South Carolina Nurse. X(4), 11.