Advocacy Trainings for Nurses – May 2023 Webinars

April 14, 2023

OADN is excited to announce three new advocacy training webinars. Each of these three webinars are open to all OADN members at no cost through our collaboration with the Nursing Organizations Alliance, or NOA.

NOA has recognized the importance of advocacy and the role nursing associations and their individual members in leading change at the local, state, and national levels. While there is a hunger in our community to make a difference, common obstacles can block our focus or hold us back from achieving this goal. Have you found yourself asking these questions:

Where do I start?
What is my civic duty as a nurse?
Who is my state representative/ how do I find out who this is?
With my position/role at my organization, whose opinions do I promote?
What is the difference between advocacy and lobbying?
I’m just one person, can I make a difference?

Please join us for this series of webinars to hear from two nationally recognized nurse advocates on the steps you can take to embark on your own advocacy journey!

Session Dates and Topics:

  1. Finding & Using Your Voice for Civic Good – Part 1 – A Foundation for Legislative Involvement
    Wednesday, May 10th – 3:00 pm-4:15 pm Eastern Time
    with Gladys M. Campbell, MSN, RN, NC-BC, FAAN
    Click Here to Register
  2. Finding & Using Your Voice for Civic Good – Part 2 – Policy, Advocacy Lobbying, and Testimony
    Thursday, May 11th – 3:00 pm- 4:15 pm Eastern Time
    with Gladys M. Campbell, MSN, RN, NC-BC, FAAN
    Click Here to Register
  3. Seizing Opportunities to Advance Advocacy and Political Activism at the Local Level
    Monday, May 15th – 3:00 pm – 4 pm Eastern Time
    with Janice Phillips, Ph.D., RN, CENP, FAAN
    Click Here to Register


Gladys M. Campbell MSN, RN, NC-BC, FAAN

Gladys Campbell is the principal of Campbell Coaching and Consulting, a business focused on advancing leadership skills and outcomes in today’s complex healthcare arena. Beginning her career as an acute care clinician, she has held a variety of progressively complex leadership and executive roles within health care and has also served on a number of nonprofit boards. She currently works with individuals at all leadership levels, and with organizations, to assist leaders to optimize their leadership skills, advance their personal resiliency, build strong and effective teams, manage conflict, and optimize effectiveness and the achievement of outcomes.

Prior to building her own coaching and consulting business, Gladys worked in a number of large acute care, research, and academic facilities across the nation, as a senior clinical leader and strategist.


Janice Phillips Ph.D., RN, CENP, FAAN

Dr. Janice Phillips is an experienced clinician, researcher, educator, nurse regulator, author, and public policy advocate in the healthcare arena. As the Director of Nursing Research and Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Phillips serves as a system-wide leader in supporting health equity as a shared goal and integrating health equity across the Rush Health system’s training, research, and clinical endeavors. She is the author of over one hundred publications and five edited textbooks. Her co-edited book “Health Equity and Nursing: Achieving Health Equity through Policy, Population Health, and Interprofessional Collaboration”, received a five-star review from Doody’s Review Service and is in ninety-one libraries worldwide. Her OpEds on health disparity and equity issues have appeared in Scientific American, the Hill, and U.S. News and World Report, to name a few.

Janice is the recipient of many awards including the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award, the University of Illinois SAGE Award, The National Black Nurses’ Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and four distinguished alumni awards. In 2000, Janice was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing for her distinguished contributions to addressing breast cancer disparities nationally and internationally. Dr. Phillips holds a BSN from North Park College, an MS in Community Health from St. Xavier School of Nursing, and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Illinois, College of Nursing.