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Message from the CEO, November 2017

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Message from the CEO, November 2017

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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 another great convention that you will not want to miss. Even though the time is close, there is still time to register.  Perhaps if you live close to Scottsdale, you can join us for one day. I encourage you to review the brochure if you have not already done so. However, my favorite part is seeing and networking with many of you.    We will be having an opportunity for committee and task force meetings this year, and hopefully you will consider becoming involved. We need everyone to advocate for Associate Degree Nursing education, even it is a small amount of time.  I also realize the budget constraints facing many of your programs, and those of you who will not be able to attend will be with us in thought and spirit.

Traditionally, October is a busy month of travel, with this year being no exception.  I thought I would list a few of these significant and informative meetings. It is vital that OADN has a presence to demonstrate our involvement in nursing education, healthcare, and the nursing profession.

  • Ø  Nurses on Boards Coalition Meeting Washington, DC 
  • Ø  Friends of Nursing Research Nightingala, Washington, DC
  • Ø  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Invitation only meeting Interprofessional Think Tank, Washington, DC
  • Ø  Joint meeting of Associate and Baccalaureate California Nursing Program, Palm Springs, California
  • Ø  Nurse Services Organization (NSO) Advisory Board Meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Ø  American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Academic Nursing Leadership Conference, invited guest, Washington, DC

 

All of these representations are essential as our thoughts and ideas are shared on behalf of Associate Degree Nursing.   I wanted to specifically address a few of the meetings.  The RWJF interprofessional meeting was a very small group of nursing and public health leaders.   The focus of the meeting was population health and the integration of these concepts and clinical into nursing curriculum with the focus on “Developing a Roadmap to Prepare Nurses for Practice, Education and Leadership Roles in Population Health.”  You will be hearing more about this meeting in the near future. 

 

It was extremely exciting to meet so many of the California ADN Deans and Directors in Palm Springs.  California has one of the largest concentration of ADN programs in the country.  Just like other parts of the country, they are facing many of the same issues such as: lack of clinical sites, some limitation of employment opportunities for ADN graduates, faculty shortage, and academic progression challenges.   Some may consider the preceding issues challenges, but truly these are opportunities to demonstrate innovation, creativity, and leadership.  United we can do more to share best practices and continue to advocate for the importance of Associate Degree Nursing education.

 

The NSO Advisory Board meeting was an inaugural gathering for me.  NSO is one of our newer partners and I am very pleased to be part of the NSO Advisory Board.  NSO is the nation's largest provider of professional liability insurance coverage for nurses.  This collaboration will provide another educational opportunity for both members and students, as well as an important professional service.

 

Finally, I would to thank Dr. Deb Trautman, President/CEO of AACN for the continued invitation to the fall and spring AACN conferences.  It is imperative that we continue to collaborate on the numerous issues confronting nursing education and healthcare.  It is only through frank and bold conversations among nursing leadership that we can move the profession forward in a unified approach. 

 

I look forward to seeing many of you soon.  Please always feel free to contact me about your thoughts, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

My very best,

Donna Meyer MSN RN ANEF FAADN

CEO

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 another great convention that you will not want to miss. Even though the time is close, there is still time to register.  Perhaps if you live close to Scottsdale, you can join us for one day. I encourage you to review the brochure if you have not already done so. However, my favorite part is seeing and networking with many of you.    We will be having an opportunity for committee and task force meetings this year, and hopefully you will consider becoming involved. We need everyone to advocate for Associate Degree Nursing education, even it is a small amount of time.  I also realize the budget constraints facing many of your programs, and those of you who will not be able to attend will be with us in thought and spirit.

Traditionally, October is a busy month of travel, with this year being no exception.  I thought I would list a few of these significant and informative meetings. It is vital that OADN has a presence to demonstrate our involvement in nursing education, healthcare, and the nursing profession.

Ø  Nurses on Boards Coalition Meeting Washington, DC 

Ø  Friends of Nursing Research Nightingala, Washington, DC

Ø  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Invitation only meeting Interprofessional Think Tank, Washington, DC

Ø  Joint meeting of Associate and Baccalaureate California Nursing Program, Palm Springs, California

Ø  Nurse Services Organization (NSO) Advisory Board Meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida

Ø  American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Academic Nursing Leadership Conference, invited guest, Washington, DC

All of these representations are essential as our thoughts and ideas are shared on behalf of Associate Degree Nursing.   I wanted to specifically address a few of the meetings.  The RWJF interprofessional meeting was a very small group of nursing and public health leaders.   The focus of the meeting was population health and the integration of these concepts and clinical into nursing curriculum with the focus on “Developing a Roadmap to Prepare Nurses for Practice, Education and Leadership Roles in Population Health.”  You will be hearing more about this meeting in the near future. 

It was extremely exciting to meet so many of the California ADN Deans and Directors in Palm Springs.  California has one of the largest concentration of ADN programs in the country.  Just like other parts of the country, they are facing many of the same issues such as: lack of clinical sites, some limitation of employment opportunities for ADN graduates, faculty shortage, and academic progression challenges.   Some may consider the preceding issues challenges, but truly these are opportunities to demonstrate innovation, creativity, and leadership.  United we can do more to share best practices and continue to advocate for the importance of Associate Degree Nursing education.

The NSO Advisory Board meeting was an inaugural gathering for me.  NSO is one of our newer partners and I am very pleased to be part of the NSO Advisory Board.  NSO is the nation's largest provider of professional liability insurance coverage for nurses.  This collaboration will provide another educational opportunity for both members and students, as well as an important professional service.

Finally, I would to thank Dr. Deb Trautman, President/CEO of AACN for the continued invitation to the fall and spring AACN conferences.  It is imperative that we continue to collaborate on the numerous issues confronting nursing education and healthcare.  It is only through frank and bold conversations among nursing leadership that we can move the profession forward in a unified approach. 

I look forward to seeing many of you soon.  Please always feel free to contact me about your thoughts, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My very best,

Donna Meyer MSN RN ANEF FAADN

CEO