OnSomble Emerges as Leading Nurse Community and Professional Role-Based Development Company

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The Nurse Company, Inc. and Role-Based Practice Solutions, Inc. Join to Form OnSomble

merging who you know with what you know

The merging of the two companies is a tremendous step forward in the advancement of evidence-based management models in the field of clinical healthcare professionals. - Shawn Mathis

The Nurse Company, Inc. (TNC), a Nashville, TN based company that built the world’s largest online community for nurse professionals recently acquired Role-Based Practice Solutions (RBPS), a San Francisco based company focused on improving patient and financial outcomes for hospitals by advancing the professional role development of nurses. The entities merged to create OnSomble –now the leading online global nurse community and professional RN development company.

“The merging of the two companies is a tremendous step forward in the advancement of evidence-based management models in the field of clinical healthcare professionals,” explains Shawn Mathis, Chairman of the OnSomble Board of Directors. “We are pleased to introduce our online career development community and Role Based Practice’s professional development tools to nurses worldwide providing the infrastructure for applying our offerings to all clinical healthcare professionals.

The OnSomble philosophy rests on the idea that role competent individuals are at the core of high performing organizations. “We offer a systematic and evidence-based methodology that equips individuals, teams and organizations to realize the benefits of a role competent workforce,” explains Dr. Maria W. O’Rourke, RN, DNSc, FAAN, FAAHC, founder of RBPS, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Nurse Executive for OnSomble.

“The emergence of OnSomble is a significant step forward in the convergence of technology resources with pragmatic tools to strengthen the mindshare of the clinical healthcare professional,” explains Alex Poston, veteran healthcare executive and newly appointed Chief Executive for OnSomble.

OnSomble is internationally focused with emphasis on leading organizations worldwide through role development of the clinical healthcare professional. Chairman Mathis explains, “Dr. O’Rourke has developed the intellectual property for OnSomble’s leading edge programs throughout her 40-year career as a thought leader in this space.” She earned an MS and Doctor of Nursing Science from the University of California, San Francisco, and a BS in Nursing from Boston University. She has been a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow in Public Policy, elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Boston University School of Nursing, and certified as a healthcare consultant by American Association of Healthcare Consultants.

Dr. O’Rourke’s pioneering work on professional role clarity has been presented in numerous peer-reviewed journals and conferences worldwide and will soon be available in a book to be released in early 2013. “We are excited about releasing Maria’s book. Her work is seminal in the field of evidence based management applied to the clinical professional.,” Poston explains.

Dr. O’Rourke is equally excited about the formation of OnSomble. “Uniting the companies to form OnSomble is a dream come true for me. This alignment will provide us with unique ways to ensure the power, beauty and influence of professional practice in nursing and other clinical areas of healthcare. The formation of OnSomble creates a dynamic force for promoting the development of a high quality clinical based workforce capable of providing excellence in care to individuals across the world.”

“Nurses are the backbone of dynamic, quality healthcare initiatives across the globe,” notes Bill Mundell (http://www.billmundell.net), noted entrepreneur and Chairman of International Knowledge Measurement. “Never was this more apparent than during my recent travel with Mr. Mathis in China and Europe, during which we met with world thought leaders to discuss the impact of quality healthcare in their nations. The professional role development of nurses throughout the world will directly correlate to enhanced care at lower costs – a “win-win” for the health and vitality of individuals and economies.”

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