Vida B Lock, PhD, RN-BC
 Title: Dean and Associate Professor
 Dept: Nursing
 Office: IM 327
 Phone: 216-687-5425
 Fax: 216-687-3556
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. IM 327, Cleveland, OH 44115

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B.S.N., Nursing, St. John College of Cleveland
M.S.N., Nursing, Kent State University
Ph.D., Urban Education-Administration, Cleveland State University
Brief Bio:
Dr. Vida Lock has been associated with Cleveland State University for over thirty years.  
Licensed as a registered nurse since 1975 by the Ohio Board of Nursing, she also holds national certification in Nursing Professional Development through the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association.

Under her leadership, the School of Nursing completed a successful national accreditation, increased enrollment by over 80%, initiated a PhD specialization in Nursing Education within the Urban Education Program, conceptualized new state-of-the-art learning rooms including a critical care simulation teaching room, and moved to its new free-standing status.

For 22 years, Vida Lock was the Director of Continuing Education Programs for Nursing and Health Professions in CSU's Division of Continuing Education.  In this position, she was responsible for identifying the professional educational needs of the community and then designing and overseeing a comprehensive group of programs to meet those needs.  She obtained and maintained professional approvals from licensing boards and professional associations for various healthcare disciplines including nursing, counseling, social work, psychology, and nursing home administration.  Through her numerous community, professional and organizational contacts, she was able to assess changing needs of health professionals as well as hire the most qualified faculty to teach in the Nursing and Health Professions Program.  This Program, as is the case for all Programs in the Division of Continuing Education, needed to operate on a self supporting basis.

Dr. Lock conceived and initiated the Patient Advocacy Certificate Program (PACP), a series of ten online courses developed on the foundation of the Patient Advocate Competencies identified by the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy, a membership group of the American Hospital Association.  First offered by Cleveland State University in 2004, the PACP has already enrolled hundreds of individuals throughout the United States as well as several international students.  

One of the Division's largest and most popular courses was and remains the Nursing Refresher Course.  This intensive course involves both classroom and clinical components and is offered with the cooperation of hospitals in the community.  This intensive course not only assists in updating nurses who have been away from active practice, but it also helps ease the nursing shortage as they return to their profession.  Vida Lock was a faculty member and coordinator of this program for many years.

Prior to first teaching in and then being the Director of CSU's Nursing and Health Care Professions Program, Vida Lock held a number of positions in local hospitals, including Director of Nursing Staff Development, IV Therapist, and Labor and Delivery RN.
Honors and Awards:
Recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Nursing Alumnae Award from the Ursuline College -  
St. John College Alumnae Association and the Breen School of Nursing

Recipient of the CSU Distinguished Service Award for Professional Staff,  2007

Received the Elizabeth K. Porter Involved Nurse Award from the Greater Cleveland Nurses Association - 1998

Recognized with the "CSU Women Who Make A Difference" award in 1994 & 2007

Elected to Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, 1986

Elected to Kappa Gamma Pi, National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, 1975

Awarded the Saint Catherine National Merit Medal for 1975 by Kappa Gamma Pi
Research Interests:
Professional Role Conception
School Nursing
Professional Continuing Education
Death and Dying
Educational Technology
Professional Affiliations:
American Nurses Association, 1986-present
Ohio Nurses Association, 1986-present
Greater Cleveland Nurses Association, 1986-present
National League for Nursing, 1986-present
Ohio League for Nursing, 1986-present
Informatics Nurses from Ohio,1999-present
Greater Cleveland Nursing Roundtable, 1986-2005
Sigma Theta Tau International and Delta Xi and Nu Delta Chapters, 1985-present
Ohio Continuing Higher Education Association, 1986-present
American Society for Training and Development, 1986-2000
Alliance for the Northeast Ohio Center for Nurses & Nursing Organizations, 1994-2004
University Service:
Provost's Task Force on Excellence and Engagement, 2008
ELearning Student Services Group, 2008-2010
Biomedical and Health Institute Advisory Board, 2002-2008
Staff Advisory Council  2002-2004
Ohio School Nurse Licensure Task Force, 2000-2008
Assessment Council, 2000-2008
Helped facilitate Assessment Conference in April 2002
Reviewer of CSU Assessment reports annually, 2004-2008
Appointed as the CSU representative on the Central and Eastern Ohio MPH Program¿s Continuing Education Committee; serve as chair 2004-present
CSU Educational Consultant for the Ohio Board of Nursing's Practice Intervention and Improvement Program (PIIP) 2002-present
Planning Committee for 30th Anniversary Celebration of the College of Education and Human Services' School of Nursing (June 2, 2006)
Division captain, Professional Staff Appeal, 2005, 2006 and 2007
Food Service Committee 1985-1993
Digital Media Advisory Group 1998-2001
Center for Health Sciences and Human Services Advisory Committee 1995-1996
CSU Committee on the Role and Status of Women   1993
Site Director for Teaching Improvement Project System at CSU 1987-2000  (through University of Kentucky)

Search Committees for the following (most recent listed)
   Director of Assessment (2007) Member
   Provost and Senior Vice President (2006) Member
   Director of eLearning (2006) Member
   Director, Biomedical and Health Institute (2006) Chair
   Special Programs Coordinator (2005) Member
   Operations Coordinator, Extended Campus--East Center (2004) Member
   Assistant Director, Extended Campus Operations-West Center  (2003)  Member
   Director, Computer/Technical Programs, Division of Continuing Education (2001) Chair
   Director, Division Operations (1996) Chair
Professional Service:
Tools for Today and Tomorrow Initiative, 2005-present
   A consortium of health, education and service agencies to support special needs children and those who care for them; housed at Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland
   Chair -Educational Outreach Committee,  2006-present
   Member -Ad hoc committee on Organizational Structure - 2007

Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Health Leadership Council, 2001-2007

Greater Cleveland Nursing Roundtable, member 1986-2006; Chairperson 1988-1991

Alliance for the Northeast Ohio Center for Nurses and Nursing Organizations--
Strategic Planning Committee 1995-1999; Vice-President 1999-2004

Ohio League for Nursing
Continuing Education Committee (Ohio Board of Nursing approver)
Member 1991 - present;   chair, 1999-present
Northeast Region Board 1989-91, Vice President 2006-2011
Membership Committee 1988-90, Committee on Aging 1987-1990

Ohio Nurses Association
Committee for Continuing Education in Nursing, 1988-1994

Greater Cleveland Nurses Association
Board of Directors, 1993-95; Nominating Committee, 1996-1999
Professional Development Committee, 1989-2002

Informatics Nurses from Ohio; Board member 1998-2005; Treasurer 2000-2005

System operator for the Nursing Network of Northeast Ohio(3NEO)on the Cleveland Free-net 1993 - 1999

American Lung Association of Northeastern Ohio;
Nursing Education Committee, 1987 - 1998

Sigma Theta Tau International
   Nu Delta Chapter: Vice-President, 1996-1999;
   Delta Xi Chapter: Program Committee 1986-1988

American Heart Association, Nursing Liaison, 1988-1998
Community Service:
Member and past president, "Korp. Giedra", Lithuanian Women's sorority dedicated to scholarship and service, 1975-present

Moderator, Lithuanian youth group "Ateitis", Cleveland chapter, 1985-2005

Board Member, The Blessed Foundation, 2004-present
Recording Health History and Medical Directives                                   Designed and presented a 2 hour curriculum for community instruction with Dan Cevasco, MD

Guest on the "Let's Be Healthy" Program on WJCU  February 3 and 10, 2008

Award Ceremony Keynote speaker for Cleveland Chapter of American Business Women June 22, 2009
Research Grants:
Strengthening Our Nation's Readiness: Preparing First Responders and Health Professionals
2006 Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Co-Principle Investigator (with C. Mintz) $500,000.

Professional Education for Health Professionals
1999 Ohio Board of Regents, Technology Initiative Program $287,185.