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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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,…

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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…

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Message from the CEO, December 2017

Dear OADN Members: November was such an exciting month with the highlight of the OADN National Convention! It was an amazing convention from the time I entered the gorgeous Fairmont Princess Resort. The sessions were high caliber and provided stimulating…

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Message from the CEO, November 2017

Dear OADN members: The time is quickly approaching for the 2017 OADN Convention in Scottsdale! The Board of Directors and the Convention Planning Committee are very excited as in three short weeks the convention will be here. This will be…

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Message from the CEO, October 2017

Dear OADN Members: The fall semester is in full swing for all of you and for OADN as well. September has proven to be a very eventful month of representations and developing our latest initiative of the National Education Progression…

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Message from the CEO, September 2017

Dear OADN Members: The fall semester is now upon us! Life returns to that faster and familiar pace as the next academic year kicks into full gear. I hope that summer afforded you the opportunity to visit family, catch up…

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Message from the CEO, July 2017

Dear OADN Members: The first full month of the summer has flown by, and we are now getting ready to celebrate a very special summer holiday, July 4th! It is a celebration of the freedom this country affords each of…

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Message from the President, June 2017

Dear OADN Members: Well, the semester is over for most of us and now it is time to breath! Another class done, another set of grades completed, and another group of nursing graduates that we anxiously await to hear about…

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Message from the CEO, May 2017

Dear OADN Members: I can hardly believe May is here! I know this is an extremely busy time of year with pinning ceremonies, honor convocations, and graduations. It is an exciting time as new graduates fulfill their educational requirements and…

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