Pics from 2014 NCADN Conference


2014 Educator of the Year Kelly Hicks from Mitchell Community College


NCOADN map of NC

Beautiful sunrise from Hotel room

Sandhills Community College Back row-Trish Dykeman, Kathy McNamara, Martha Schultz, Cindy Scheib-Novosel, Nancy Stancil Front row- Dianna Moss and Heather Cox

Back row- Cindy Scheib-Novosel, Tina Collins, Joanne Kulka, Cheryl McNeill, Martha Schultz Front row- Kathy McNamara, Nancy Stancil, Dianna Moss, Trish Dykeman

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).

Carol Thorn Bio Speaker for NCADN Conference 2014

Carol Thorn Bio:

Carol has been involved in the development and utilization of concept-based learning activities, for both the classroom and clinical setting for over 10 years.   She has 30+ years of experience in the areas of med/surg, emergency medicine and intensive care to draw from in the development of learning activities/case studies that help focus today’s nursing education to pertinent and prevalent concepts that every student should know about.   Carol has spoken nationally about this topic at various seminars and conferences as well as teaching multiple workshops to nursing faculty around the country related to the development of concept-based learning activities.


Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:


  • Describe the importance of using concept-based learning activities and case studies in the classroom as well as clinical settings.
  • Discuss the basics of developing concept based learning activities.
  • Illustrate ways in which clinical education can be modified to incorporate concept based learning activities
  • Apply concept-based learning to selected situations in the nursing school classroom
  • Identify potential barriers to the utilization of concept-based learning activities as well as case based scenarios in the clinical and classroom settings
  • Discuss how to aggregate and trend evaluation data.

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!