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Please contact if you're interested in forming a chapter or affiliate group with OADN.

OADN Chapters are an important way to collaborate at the local level. These groups serve as a vital link between people within the chapter and the national organization. Involvement in a state chapter provides OADN members with the opportunities and means to collaborate and pool the talents and expertise of people. OADN chapters also provide additional educational offerings to members through annual conventions and a forum for staying informed on issues in nursing education within their own state.

In 2018, and OADN Board of Directors and Membership approved bylaws changes to allow the creation of OADN Affiliates to work alongside the existing OADN Chapters, strengthening ties to organizations working at the state level across the nation.

OADN Affiliates are state level groups with a strong interest in nursing education and associate degree nursing. These groups may include both OADN members and non-members who do not work directly in associate degree nursing. Affiliates are required to sign an MOU with OADN that focuses on communications and information sharing. Unlike OADN Chapters, OADN Affiliates are not required to maintain a prescribed governance structure or 501c3 status.

Additionally, OADN maintains professional membership in the Council of Nursing Education in Washington State (CNEWS).

For more information email

OADN State Presence


Kathy Karlberg
Tucson, AZ


Valerie Browne - Krimsley, EdD, RN, CNE
Miami, FL


Nancy Perry, DNP, RN, CNE
Westminster, MD


Rhonda Hutton Gann
State Fair Community College


Mary Jean Osborne
Northampton Community College

West Virginia

Berton Kent Wilson, MSN, RN, CLNC
South Charleston, WV


Melinda Sanders, MSN, RN
College of the Ouachitas


Julie D’Agostino, MS, RN
Palatine, Illinois


Michelle Richeter, MSN, RN, CNE
Director of Nursing Programs
Grand Rapids Community College

New York

Cheryl Spencer, PhD, RN, CNE
CUNY Queensborough Community College

South Carolina

Annie Ruth Grant, MSN, RN
Florence, SC


Sandy Melton
Director, Ventura County Community
President, COADN - South

Stephanie Robinson
Director, Fresno City College
President, COADN - North


Pat Smart, MN, RN-BC, CNE
Professor of Nursing
Delgado Community College

Cheryl Meyers, PhD, RN
Dean of Nursing
Delgado Community College

Pat Smart MN RN-BC CNE

Professor of Nursing

Delgado Community College



Cheryl Myers PhD RN
Dean of Nursing
Delgado Community College


Dawn Gordon, PhD, MS, MBA, RN, PHN
Dean of Nursing, Worthington Campus
Minnesota West Community and Technical College


North Carolina

Contact the OADN National Office


Dayna Davidson, MSN, RN
Longview, TX


Lori Rae Hamilton, MSN, RN
President - CoADN


Ann Davis


Arlene Jones, DNP, RN, CNE
Poplarville, MS


 Bonnie Allen-Smith, PhD, MS, RN
Nelsonville , OH
Ohio Chapter Facebook


Julie Samms, MN, RN
Associate Dean of Nursing and Surgery Technology
Bellingham, WA
President-Elect, CNEWS