Congratulations to Kellie Kerley Educator of the Year 2015

Kellie Kerley 2015 Educator of the Year

Kellie Kerley 2015 Educator of the Year

Drawing Winners

The winners of the drawing for free conference registration for next year’s ADN Council Conference are:

Martha Wyrick (Forsyth CC)

Lisa Tardo Greene (Cabbarus College HS)


4th Annual Nursing Research Symposium – Cone Health – Nov 13, 2015

Greensboro AHEC is working with members of the Cone Health Nursing Research Council to jointly provide the upcoming 4th Annual Nursing Research Symposium.  It will take place on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Marriott Downtown Greensboro.  The symposium planning committee would like to extend an invitation to all interested NC nursing faculty to submit abstracts for podium/poster presentations and/or to consider attending the conference as a registered participant.  The deadline to submit abstracts is June 16, 2015. Here is the site to submit abstracts:


Online registration will be opening soon at

4th Annual Cone Health
Nursing Research and
Evidence Based Practice Symposium

Driving Nursing Research and Advancing Nursing Science: Research Implications for the Future



Friday, November 13, 2015

Greensboro Marriott Downtown
304 N Greene St, Greensboro, NC 27401

As healthcare reform continues to evolve in our country, now more than ever, nursing needs to clearly articulate its impacts on quality patient care and outcomes. As nursing engages in these important conversations and discussions on healthcare policy, it is imperative that nursing’s skill set includes a solid foundation for transitioning evidence based practice and research into clinical practice.

We are fortunate this year to have as our keynote speaker Barbara Drew, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA. Dr. Drew is a Professor of Critical Care Nursing and Clinical Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco. As the leading expert on alarm fatigue, her research could not be more timely with The Joint Commission approving the National Patient Safety Goal on clinical alarm safety. Dr. Drew offers tangible examples of how to weave evidence based practice and research into meaningful clinical practice at the bedside.

We are also honored to have William “Bill” Duffy, RN, MJ, CNOR, FAAN as our closing speaker. Bill Duffy is a past Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses President and is currently the Regional Chief Nursing Officer of Lakeshore Region Presence Healthcare in Chicago, Illinois. With his rich nursing background combined with a Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Law, he will share how nursing needs to evolve to shape public policy. He will challenge us as nurses to think differently about how we bring innovation into practice as we continue to deliver high quality patient care in this ever changing landscape of healthcare.

We are also excited to have two general session presentations at this year’s symposium. Prashant Mittal M.S., M.Sc., Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy & Director, Data Analytics Lab, University of New Hampshire, will delve into how to develop and drive quality and safety initiatives by harnessing the power of big data from within the electronic health record. In another general session Debra J. Barksdale, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN,Professor and Director of the DNP program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will address the critical role of advanced practice nursing as it relates to evidence based practice and research. Other concurrent sessions will highlight the power of the bedside nurse in driving nursing practice for the future.

Online registration will be open soon at

For more information on how to submit an abstract for a poster or podium presentation, please visit:

Robert Scott and Judith Mann Scholarship now available

Please check out our Awards and Scholarship Info page for applications that are now available for the Robert Scott and Judith Mann Awards/Scholarships. Please spread the word about this free money!

Waves of Opportunity Newsletter

Click below for our new Waves of Opportunity Newsletter:

Newsletter2_waves of opportunity

Nurse Educator of the Year Application now available!

Nurse Educator of the year is selected yearly and is announced at the NCADN Conference. Application is available below. Benita Beard is now the new chairperson of this committee. You can contact her if needed at or by phone at 828-327-7000 ext. 4336.

NurseEd Application for 2015

2015 NCADN Council Conference Breakout Session Presentation Request Form

We are looking for NCADN Council Members interested in volunteering to present topics of their choice during the breakout sessions of the 2015 NCADN conference. The conference dates are April 16-17, 2015. Members who present during these breakout sessions will have their conference registration fee waived. Please email Kelly Hicks, President-Elect at with filled out form below.

2015 NCADN Council Conference Breakout Session Presentation Request Form

Thank you,

Amanda Moose, MSN, RN

Computer Chairperson of the NCADN Computer Technology Committee

Carol Thorn Files From NCADN Spring Conference

The Carol Thorn files from the NCADN Spring Conference have been uploaded to a file sharing site called Dropbox.

You can access these files from this link (click to follow this link).

Thinking About Joining the NCADN Council?

Are you thinking about joining the NCADN Council?  Membership DOES have it’s privileges you know!

Membership Levels & Benefits

The NCADN offers both active and affiliate-level memberships for health education professionals like you.  With your membership you get access to annual training offered during the NCADN Spring Conference, professional development opportunities, financial support for Board of Nursing candidates, recognition of achievements, membership and active involvement in the National Organization of Associate Degree Nursing (NOADN), professional networking opportunities, and much more!


Here are some of the things members are saying about the NCADN:


“You’ll receive excellent, well-planned workshops and speakers and CEU’s for meetings!”

~NCADN Member


“This organization allows me to have a voice in ADN education in North Carolina”

~NCADN Member

Membership Information

Joining is simple!  If you meet the eligibility criteria set forth in Article IV of the NCADN By-Laws, you simply fill out and application and submit payment for your annual membership dues.  If you would like more information about joining you can find it, along with a link tot he membership application, on our membership page.  We hope to hear from you soon!