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Message from the CEO, April 2017

Dear OADN Members: March proved to be another busy month for OADN with numerous representations and engaging meetings. My travels took me to Washington, DC for meetings at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and attendance at the American…

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Message from the CEO, March 2017

Dear OADN Members: In the majority of my messages, I focus on nursing education and how this often impacts OADN and each of you in your daily work as nurse educators. In the last month, there have been many occurrences…

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Message from the CEO, February 2017

Dear OADN Members, The first month of 2017 is now in the history books, and like most months, the time flies by and in somewhat of astonished state I wonder where the month went. The OADN Board of Directors had…

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Message from the CEO, January 2017

Dear OADN members,Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! I hope everyone had a magical holiday season and was able to enjoy family, friends, and some relaxation. The holidays are continually filled with so many activities and as we enter…

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Message from the CEO, December 2016

Dear OADN Members: I can hardly believe the month of December is here and 2016 will soon be in the history books. OADN’s history will also be recorded with another successful convention that recently concluded in Dallas, Texas. It was…

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Message from the CEO, November 2016

Dear OADN Members: As I write this message to you, I am hoping I will be seeing many of you very soon at the national convention. I am looking forward to seeing the convention attendees as this is a highlight…

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Message from the CEO, October 2016

Dear OADN Members: As you read this message I have traveled to Geneva, Switzerland with a group of nursing leaders. The trip was organized by Dr. Susan Hassmiller, Senior Advisor for Nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. We began…

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Message from the CEO, September 2016

Dear OADN Members:Welcome back to the fall semester 2016! Another academic year begins with the excitement of a new generation of nurses beginning their entry in the profession. You can sense from the students’ faces, their apprehension and yet eager…

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Message from the CEO, August 2016

Dear OADN Members:The summer is fast coming to a close, and I am hopeful that you were able to have some much needed rest and relaxation. The OADN Board of Directors had a very engaging summer Board meeting that continues…

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Message from the CEO, July 2016

Dear OADN Members: The July CEO message provides two very exciting and informative updates: a new membership structure and the OADN 2016 convention. One of the most important aspects of an association is to listen to your members that you…

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Message from the CEO, June 2016

Dear OADN Members: FACEBOOK, FACEBOOK, FACEBOOK!! I am quite sure beginning my message with these words may have caught your attention. I know many of you are on Facebook, so if you have not liked the Organization for Associate Degree…

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Message from the CEO, May 2016

Dear OADN Members: For the most part, when I draft my message to you, the words appear without difficulty. I have an idea, I quickly place my fingers on the keyboard, and the thoughts flow. However, this month creating the…

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Message from the CEO, April 2016

Dear OADN Members: Happy April Fool’s Day! I can hardly believe March is over and spring is upon us. For some reason, I always think of the month of March as the month with major wind gusts. I have to…

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Message from the CEO, March 2016

Dear OADN Members:I hope you have leaped into March relishing in the thought that spring is upon us and had the opportunity to enjoy an extra day this leap year. How fitting that February 29th – March 4th has been…

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Message from the CEO, February 2016

Dear OADN Members;As you are aware, the direction of healthcare in the United States and abroad is evolving with increased emphasis on preventive services and care. A paradigm shift is occurring, moving towards an interprofessional model of care that demonstrates…

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Message from the CEO, January 2016

Dear OADN Members:Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! I hope everyone had a delightful holiday season filled with family, friends, good blessings and much needed relaxation. For me, with every New Year there is a time of reflection from…

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Message from the CEO, December 2015

Dear OADN Members:CONVENTION 2015: The Bridge to Nursing’s Future proved to be an exhilarating, engaging, and exciting time for OADN. For those of you present, I hope you enjoyed the convention and felt rejuvenated as you returned to your respective…

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Message from the CEO, November 2015

Dear OADN Members:Over the past month I have had numerous opportunities to interact with many of my associate degree and university colleagues in a variety of settings. It began with the National League for Nursing (NLN) National Summit in Las…

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Message from the CEO, October 2015

Dear OADN Members:As you may know I recently visited Australia with a delegation of community college representatives. It was an amazing trip as we visited the many Technical and Advance Education (TAFE) schools, which are similar to our community colleges.…

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Message from the CEO, September 2015

Dear OADN Members: On a daily basis, my thoughts frequently reflect on so many things related to nursing and the direction of nursing. The past couple months those wandering thoughts have been focusing on leadership. Perhaps it is my new…

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Message from the CEO, August 2015

Dear OADN Members:I think for many of us summer is often a welcomed relief for some down time. Although there is time for vacation and enjoying the company of family and friends, the summer is still very busy and for…

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Message From The CEO, July 2015

Dear OADN Members:As I write to you, I have just completed my first month as CEO, after resigning from a Dean of Health Sciences position to become the full-time OADN CEO. Many individuals have questioned me about how this feels…

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Message from the CEO, June 2015

I am hoping by now you have wrapped up your semester with graduation and all the related activities. It is always a busy time and yet such a memorable time as we watch the graduates move on to their next…

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Message from the CEO, May2015

"As a Nurse we have the opportunity to heal the mind, soul, heart, and body of our patients, their families, and ourselves. They may forget your name but they will never forget how you made them feel."- Maya AngelouDear OADN…

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Message from the CEO, April 2015

Dear OADN Members,The winter months are coming to a close and the time of rebirth with spring is approaching quickly. I would imagine everyone is looking forward to a few additional rays of sunshine and the resurgence of the beautiful…

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Message from the CEO, March 2015

Dear OADN Members:As I place my fingers to the keyboard there is an era of excitement as I send my message to each of you. This is my first message after being named the full-time CEO for OADN, even though…

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Message from the CEO, February 2015

Dear OADN Members:I am wondering if everyone else is feeling the same way I am at this point! What happened to the first month of 2015? I can hardly believe January is coming to a close and yet with every…

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Message from the CEO, January 2015

Dear OADN Members:As a write this message to you the close of 2014 is upon us and we are fast approaching the beginning of 2015. Many of us at this time of year reflect on the past year and contemplate…

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