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.