Menu

CEO Message

HomeNewsCEO Message
HomeNewsCEO Message

Message from the President-Elect, April 2020

Dear OADN Members, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am Laura Schmidt, OADN’s President-Elect. My term as President will begin in November and I look forward to working with you more closely over the next…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, March 2020

Dear OADN Members: In this Year of the Nurse and Midwife we celebrate all nursing educators and the important work you do in preparing the next generation of the nursing workforce. You know first-hand the challenges students face and work…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, February 2020

Dear OADN Members: As you know, the World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. This is…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, January 2020

Dear OADN Members: As we close on 2019, we reflect together on OADN’s many successes this year. Most importantly, that one year ago OADN became an independent nursing association. This was a monumental and necessary step for OADN to continue…

read the rest

A Message from OADN, December 2019

Dear OADN Members: It is hard to believe that 2019 is coming to a close! As I reflect on my first year with OADN I am incredibly proud of our focus on leadership and the path that created for the…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, November 2019

Dear OADN Members: Thank you to everyone who attended the highly successful OADN 2019 convention! A special note of gratitude to those of you who added your expertise and innovation through podium and poster presentations. If you were not able…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, October 2019

Dear OADN Members: The countdown is on for the OADN 2019 Convention in Louisville, and the anticipation provides an era of excitement. Even though there is much work associated with the convention, it is the highlight of the year for…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, September 2019

Dear OADN Members: Happy September and welcome to the fall semester! I hope that everyone had a great summer and had the chance to enjoy some time away and become re-energized. Nurses are often not the best about taking time…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, July 2019

Dear OADN Members: Happy Fourth of July! I have always enjoyed celebrating the independence of our nation, with the festive fireworks, gatherings, and tributes to this great land we call the United States of America. While this year is no…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, June 2019

Dear OADN Members: Spring is the season that reminds us of the importance of nursing leadership. Nurses Week, Florence Nightingale’s Birthday, the Nurses on Boards Spring into Leadership Campaign, and OADN’s call for nominations turn our thoughts to the important…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, May 2019

Dear OADN Members: First let me be one of the first to wish you a Happy Nurses Week and applaud you for all you do for the nursing profession, especially when educating the future nursing workforce. This year’s tagline, 4…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, April 2019

Dear OADN Members: As you are aware, I had the privilege to address the newly formed committee for the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Consensus Study in Washington DC on March 20 at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. …

read the rest

Message from the CEO, March 2019

Dear OADN Members: February proved to be an extremely busy month for OADN with numerous representations and exciting happenings. The month began with a face to face Board meeting that included incredible engagement and innovative thoughts from all the Board…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, January 2019

Dear Members, As I begin my first message of the new year, it brings me to a pause as I reflect on the year that has just passed. Many of us are thinking both about the year we have just…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, January 2019

Dear Members, As I begin my first message of the new year, it brings me to a pause as I reflect on the year that has just passed. Many of us are thinking both about the year we have just…

read the rest

Message from the President of OADN, December 2018

Greetings OADN Members! I am writing to you from the airport after the OADN 2018 convention in Philadelphia. My head is still spinning from all the excitement from convention. The excitement was infectious. The speakers brought to the attendees the…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, October 2018

Dear Members, Over the past few years, OADN has been working collaboratively and developing important partnerships for the benefit of our members. As a national nursing organization, it is imperative that we work with other national leaders in education, practice,…

read the rest

Message from the Leadership, September 2018

Dear OADN Members, I am pleased this month to highlight the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society and introduce Board Member, Nancy Perry who is the Board Liaison. Nancy has done outstanding work this past year on revision of the application,…

read the rest

Message from the Leadership, August 2018

Dear OADN Members, It is with great pleasure that I am able to share the following message from OADN Foundation President Jose Alejandro. The OADN Foundation exists to promote, encourage, and foster associate degree nursing education through scholarship, research, and…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, July 2018

Dear OADN Members, In the coming months, my CEO messages will begin to incorporate messages from the OADN Leadership as well as members. I think it is important that you hear from a diverse group of individuals that support OADN.…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, June 2018

Dear OADN Members, For the most part when I write to you monthly, I discuss the latest OADN happenings or new initiatives. I think it is important to share all of this information with you as much as possible. However,…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, May 2018

Dear OADN Members, A very happy Nurses Week to you all! As we celebrate Nurses Week this year, we are challenged to inspire, innovate, and influence. Certainly, the OADN members are no strangers to this call. Having spent 32 years…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, April 2018

Dear OADN Members: Although the official start of spring was March 20th, I always think of the month of April as the beginning of the spring season. The flowers begin to bloom, birds chirp more, and the lush green becomes…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, March 2018

Dear OADN Members, In my February CEO message, I detailed information about the 2018 - 2020 strategic direction that was approved by the OADN Board of Directors. Additionally, I commented on the OADN values of equity and inclusion, authenticity, visionary,…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, February 2018

Dear OADN Members: This past month many of you voted on the updated OADN mission and vision, as well as additional by-laws revisions. I want to acknowledge and thank you for your support of these significant modifications. I am very…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, January 2018

Dear OADN Members: Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! I hope everyone had a beautiful holiday season with a well-deserved break. As the New Year approaches most individuals begin to think of a fresh start with new goals and…

read the rest

Message from the CEO, January 2018

Dear OADN Members: Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! I hope everyone had a beautiful holiday season with a well-deserved break. As the New Year approaches most individuals begin to think of a fresh start with new goals and…

read the rest