NCADN Council 2018 – Survey Request & More

NC ADN Council Members,

We are busy planning the Spring 2018 conference and need some help from you all.  Speaking of which…


April 19-20, 2018!

First, please take a moment to answer this very brief 4 question survey.  We are gauging your interest in holding a CNE review or a Simulation certification review around the time of the conference.

Second, we are now accepting abstracts for breakout sessions.   If you would like to conduct a breakout session for the Spring 2018 conference please fill out the following form. 

Please submit your application by December 1, 2017.

We also are looking for a new webmaster to manage our website and communication.  If you are interested please let Amy Merritt know at

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018!


Allison Gilbert

NCADN Council




NCADN 50th Anniversary Gala Sponsors

Thank you so much to all of our sponsors! The success of this momentous occasion would not have been possible without your help.

We would like to recognize our PLATINUM level sponsors: Kaplan Nursing & Grand Canyon University.

For more information about our sponsors and their services, and to be redirected to their webpage, please click a logo below.




2017 Nominees For Election

Nominee For Secretary: 

Emily Ward is the Director of Nursing Programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.  She has been a nurse educator for 14 years.  Emily graduated with her ADN from Guilford Technical Community College and earned her BSN and MSN from Gardner-Webb University.  Her clinical specialty is Pediatrics and Women’s Health.  Emily has one son, Benjamin, who is 12 years old.


Nominee For Parliamentarian:  

Ramesh (Ram) has over 30 years of experience in healthcare, beginning with his first position out of high school as a combat medic in the U.S. Army. As a nurse, Ram has experience in hospice, home health, long term care, emergency nursing, critical care nursing, and rehabilitation nursing. His certification is in rehabilitation nursing (CRRN). Currently, Ram is on the faculty of Alamance Community College, teaching in the evening and weekend ADN program. Ram has been working for the State for 10 years.  Prior to transferring to NCDPS, Ram worked as a Facility Survey Consultant for the State of North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation.  For three years in that position, Ram was required to function independently or as a member of a survey team which surveyed Medicare certified home health agencies, hospice services, and non-certified home care providers for compliance with State and Federal requirements. The position required extensive travel to facilities located throughout North Carolina.  Prior to this, Ram worked in the private sector, in charge of meeting all the educational needs for the clinicians within North Carolina for the largest privately-held healthcare company in the Southeastern United States.  Prior to that, Ram was a Clinical Instructor at the Margaret C. Moore School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). During his tenure at UNCG, he taught at all levels in the undergraduate program, including fundamentals of nursing, nursing health assessment, intermediate nursing skills, and advanced med/surg nursing. He holds a bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Nursing from UNCG, a Master’s in Business Administration from the Bryan School of Business and Economics, and a post-Master’s certificate in Distance Education from Thomas Edison State University.   He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and hopes to complete his dissertation in 2018.
In addition to his position at UNCG, Mr. Upadhyaya has taught at other schools of nursing, and is called upon regularly as a management consultant in healthcare for both the public and the private sector. Ram has published articles in journals such as American Journal of Nursing, Advance for Nurses, and Nursing Perspectives. He has presented more than a dozen papers at state, national, and international conferences. In the past two years, he has presented papers for the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, the National League for nursing educational summit, the American Assembly for Men in Nursing, and the Association for Home Care and Hospice. He authored several chapters in a Geriatric Nursing textbook, edited by Dr. Susan Meiner, which is currently in use in hundreds of Schools of Nursing.

50th Anniversary Gala

The Gala is the 50th anniversary event for the NCADN Council. It is semi formal attire with a black and gold theme. We will recognize past presidents and would love to recognize schools from past to present. We are still accepting pictures and any information schools would like to add about their programs that would be presented in a PPT and streamed throughout the event.  It will be a time to fellowship and spend time with our colleagues in a more relaxed environment. Entree options include, Chicken Marsala, Pistachio Crusted Mahi Mahi, Grilled Pork Loin Chops, and Risotto Cakes. Choices need to be placed by 4/16 and can be submitted to We will have music throughout the decades and a dance floor to hopefully lighten the mood. Enjoy desert, an ice cream bar, and a cash bar. Door prizes will be given throughout the night! Wolters Kluwer Health is sponsoring a wine and cheese social and will have gifts for everyone from 5:00-6:00 in the main ballroom. There is no additional charge, all who attend the conference are invited to attend the Gala.

NCADN Gala Committee

Now accepting nominations for scholarships

The Robert Scott Award (faculty) and Judith Mann (student) scholarships are available. If you would like to nominate a worthy candidate please click on the Awards and Scholarship Info tab and chose either the Robert Scott Award or Judith Mann Scholarship tab.

Nominations deadline for submission is March 15, 2017


Nominations Are Open For The Following Positions

NC – ADN Council Nominating Committee – Vacant Positions

Nominating Committee Corner: (February 6, 2017) The following positions are up for election this year. Please email if you are interested in any of the following positions. Please provide 1-paragraph word document on why you are the best candidate for position desired.



1. Assume all duties of the President in case of absence or resignation of the President.

2. Perform such duties as the President may direct.

3. Plan and coordinate all NCADN Council programs and related activities.

4. Send notice of NCADN Council meetings to each associate degree nursing program and to others

5. The Program Committee will fall under the duties of the President-Elect.


Execute correspondence as deemed necessary by the NCADN Council.

1. Record and keep copies of minutes of all meetings according to Robert’s Rules of Order.

2. Notify, by letter, all persons elected to any office or appointed to any committee.

3. Provide the President with a copy of all correspondence and minutes of all NCADN Council and Executive committee meetings.

4. Provide membership with a copy of the minutes of the NCADN council meeting within two months of each meeting.

5. Provide Executive committee members with a copy of the minutes of each Executive Committee meeting within two weeks following each meeting.


1. Advise the presiding officers in the interpretation of rules of parliamentary procedures.

2. Bring to each meeting a copy of the NCADN Council By-Laws and a copy of Robert’s Rules of Order

3. Serve as chair of the By-Laws Committee of the NCADN Council

There are many opportunities to become involved with the NCADN Council. This is important work but we need volunteers that represent all counties in North Carolina. The nominating committee encourages anyone interested in becoming involved with the NCADN Council’s Executive Committee to notify Amanda Moose at or Amy Merritt for more information. We also need volunteers to participate on the subcommittees as well.

Amanda Moose, MSN, RN

Secretary and Chairperson of NCADN Nominating Committee

NCADN Newsletter Submissions

How are you improving nursing education on your campus?
The NCADN Council would like to hear from you. If your campus is making improvements in nursing education and you would like to be featured in the upcoming newsletter, send your information to

2017 50th Anniversary NCADN Council Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 NCADN Council Conference.

Please click on the NCADN Conference tab for registration form.

Save the Date 2017 NCADN Conference


2016 Educator of the Year

Congratulations to the 2016 Educator of the Year:  Mary Jo Hovey


NC ADN Nurse Educator 2016