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Visiting Scholars & Consultation

We want to share our expertise. We invite your organization to learn more about our individualized programs and consulting services. Our offerings are not static. They are designed to guide your organization and can be customized to support your specific needs and goals. Cleveland Clinic professionals are available for teleconferences, on-site assessments and training, follow-up phone calls and more. To ensure your success, consultation may be one time or ongoing for a finite period.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you and achieve excellence in nursing.

Through an observational experience, this educational program offers nurses the opportunity to gain knowledge and new skills in multiple areas of nursing practice.  Each experience is tailored to meet the career development objectives of the visiting scholar and their sponsoring institution’s needs. Programs can be designed to last a few days up to two weeks.

Courses can be focused on the nursing practices within specific Cleveland Clinic institutes, offering the scholar an opportunity to analyze technologies and nursing procedures within their clinical interest. Alternatively, scholars can request a track that is focused on management and leadership development.

Upon completion of the program, scholars will be able to apply the best practices of the Zielony Nursing Institute to patient care at their own institution. Graduates will be able to identify areas where a Quality Improvement Project could help improve outcomes, value, services, and/or reduce costs.

International and Domestic Applicant Qualifications

International and domestic applicant qualifications:

  • Must have five years of nursing experience in a respective institution.
  • Must have the ability to speak and write fluently in English.
  • Must submit written objectives identifying specific learning needs and requests for observational experiences.
  • Must obtain two letters of recommendation from sponsoring institution.
  • Must provide, prior to arrival, documentation of the following immunizations: Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles), Polio, Varicella Zoster (chicken pox), Tetanus, and Diphtheria. Current PPD screening or other documentation of tuberculosis clearance is required.
Tuition and Travel Expenses

The tuition fee schedule is 2,500USD per 5-day week for the first participant. Additional participants, from the same sponsoring institution, are charged 1,250USD per week. The fee is due on the first day of the visiting scholar’s experience.

Transportation, housing, and expenses are the responsibility of the visiting scholar or sponsoring institution. Medical care is available, but health care costs are the responsibility of the visitor.

Schedule Your Trip

For more information or to plan your unique experience, please contact:
Nancy Kanyak
Phone: 216.444.1072

Alternatively, complete the Preliminary Observational Experience Request Form and someone will contact you. Prospective scholars must contact us at least four months prior to their desired experience start date.

CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, recently wrote that “by making a commitment to data transparency, we have enormous opportunities for collaboration that will lead to improved clinical outcomes and cost-effective care ” throughout the healthcare industry. 

Through our Consulting and Affiliate Services, health systems across the country can access not only our data, but the best practices of our Institute that have seen Cleveland Clinic ranked one of the top hospitals in America.

Through the years, we have pioneered advanced techniques and procedures that let us give our patients innovative, compassionate, quality, and evidence-based care. Our consultants will work with your nursing team to adapt our practices to fit your institution.

We will evaluate any programs or initiatives your health system is currently pursuing. We will work with you to manage any programs we help you implement.   We provide analysis on most clinical, operational, and strategic challenges. We can work to develop and improve your

  • nurse recruitment efforts
  • resource management practices
  • quality assurance programs
  • education and development programs
  • use of technology
  • research initiatives
  • patient care protocols and policies

Working with our consultants will help your health system capitalize on investments, streamline costs, explore new opportunities for growth, and provide quality patient care.
Contact our consulting team today to discuss how we can help your nursing staff join us in delivering on the promise of world class care.

Contact Nancy Kanyok with your request.