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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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