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2017 NCADN Conference Information

50th Anniversary Gala

The Gala 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 amerritt@cfcc.edu. 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


NCADN Gala Committee Members:
Amy Merritt, President-Elect
Earlie Barnes, Treasurer
Diane Hagens
Holly Risch
Rebecca Owens
Cheryl Logan
Allison Sutphin
Barbara Barry

This year’s conference speaker is:


Jean Giddens is Dean and Professor at the School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow program, 2011 Cohort. In her role as Dean, Dr. Giddens is responsible for the delivery of quality academic programs for students, fostering nursing research, community engagement, alumni and development, and the management of fiscal, physical, and human resource management including the development of faculty and staff.  Prior to the Dean position at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Giddens served for several years in senior administrative leadership at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing.  Dr. Giddens has a wide range of teaching experiences that include associate degree, baccalaureate degree, and graduate degree programs in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Virginia. She is an expert in concept-based curriculum development and evaluation as well as innovative strategies for teaching and learning. Dr. Giddens has been actively engaged with the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action through her national involvement with academic progression in nursing, and with state action coalitions in New Mexico and in Virginia. Dr. Giddens is the author of multiple journal articles, nursing textbooks, and electronic media and serves as an education consultant to nursing programs throughout the country.  Dr. Giddens earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a PhD in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University.



The dates for the Spring NCADN Conference 2017 are Thursday April 20st and Friday April 21st  at the Holiday Inn Resort  Wrightsville Beach,  NC.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the NC Associate Degree Nursing Council.

Registration is now open for this event.

North Carolina Associate Degree Nursing Council Membership Form

NC Associate Degree Nursing Council 2017 Agenda Reservations