Concepts Rodeo

Thursday, April 21st @ 6:00 PM.

Holiday Inn Resort:

 1706 North Lumina, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Grand Ballroom

RSVP by April 15th (RSVP to

Concept Rodeo

Educator of the Year

It’s time to nominate a deserving NC ADN Educator for the Educator of the Year award.  The updated application form is located on the NCADN Council website, under the Awards and Scholarships tab.  Please send applications to Benita Beard via mail or email by March 21st 2016.

News and Information


 The following candidates are seeking election for NCADN Council.  Currently there are no candidates running for President-Elect.

Earlie Barnes

My name is Earlie Barnes, and I am currently seeking to continue my position as Treasurer for the Associate degree nursing council.  I received your nomination last year  to complete a term vacated by the previous Treasurer, and I have just begun to perform my job duties.  I am seeking to serve a full term in this position and continue serving in this position.  I believe I am qualified for this position as I have managed 1.2 million dollar budgets as a prior Nurse manager and served as Treasurer for PTA and church committees and groups.I am organized, driven and have excellent management skills for this position.  I have been a nursing instructor @ Edgecombe Community College for 4.5 years and previously held various position in Labor & Delivery, for 30 years, including manager, educator and expert liason.  I would like your vote to continue in this position.  Thank you advance.

Judy Flowers (Parliamentarian)

I have been a council member and participating voting member for 25 years. I understand order when it comes to discussing member concerns and recommendations to make our Council stronger.



2016 NCADN Council Speaker Loretta Manning

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Loretta is the President and Co-Founder of I CAN Publishing®, Inc. an organization that specializes in services and resources to simplify complex information for nursing students and faculty. She is also the Co – Executive Director and Consultant for Leading Learning LLC. She is a nurse practitioner with a clinical background in pediatric trauma. She has taught in ADN, BSN and MSN programs. She has been a Director of Children’s and Woman’s Services at Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. Loretta serves as a consultant in many schools of nursing. Loretta earned her MSN in nursing from Indiana University, BSN from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and nurse practitioner certificate from The University of North Carolina in Greensboro, NC. She is an international speaker and a sought after resource for faculty development and student presentations. Her expertise is in developing nursing faculty particularly in the areas of NCLEX®, item writing, teaching strategies and pharmacology focusing on integrating patient safety and Joint Commission Standards in both the classroom and clinical. Loretta has worked both nationally and internationally with nursing students in preparation for the NCLEX®. In England she worked with students from Africa, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia. Her programs specialize in learning how to make safe clinical decisions, how to learn and manage pharmacology, and conceptual learning throughout the curriculum. Loretta is the co-author of 9 books. Her most recent books published in 2014 are “Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts Made Insanely Easy: A New Approach to Prioritizing Nursing” and “Concepts Made Insanely Easy for Clinical Nursing”. She has also co-authored “Nursing Made Insanely Easy”, “Pharmacology Made Insanely Easy”, “NCLEX-RN® 101: How to Pass!” “NCLEX-PN® 101: How to Pass”, “Pathways of Teaching Nursing: Keeping it Real!” “The Eight Step Approach to Teaching Clinical Nursing” and “The Eight-Step Approach for Student Clinical Nursing”. She wrote one chapter on preparing students for the NCLEX-RN® in the book, “Mastering the Teaching Role: A Guide for Nurse Educator” (Penn, 2008). Loretta has co-developed and implemented a concept curriculum. Loretta has been awarded The Outstanding Teaching award at Northwestern State University, Outstanding Clinical Instructor at Forsyth Technical Community College, and has been awarded for outstanding student support in Student Nursing Organizations across the country. She was a graduate fellow of the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Development Program in 2004.

Scholarship Applications

The Robert Scott and Judith Mann Scholarship applications have been posted under the Awards and Scholarships Tab.  Please submit your applications by March 21, 2016.

NCADN Conference Registration

It’s time to register for the 2016 NCADN conference.

Registration forms are now posted on the NCADN Council Website at under the 2016 NCADN Conference Information tab.

Early registration ends March 21, 2016.


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)


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

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