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Message from the President of OADN, December 2018

Greetings OADN Members! I am writing to you from the airport after the OADN 2018 convention in Philadelphia. My head is still spinning from all the excitement from convention. The excitement was infectious. The speakers brought to the attendees the…

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Message from the CEO, October 2018

Dear Members, Over the past few years, OADN has been working collaboratively and developing important partnerships for the benefit of our members. As a national nursing organization, it is imperative that we work with other national leaders in education, practice,…

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Message from the Leadership, September 2018

Dear OADN Members, I am pleased this month to highlight the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society and introduce Board Member, Nancy Perry who is the Board Liaison. Nancy has done outstanding work this past year on revision of the application,…

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Message from the Leadership, August 2018

Dear OADN Members, It is with great pleasure that I am able to share the following message from OADN Foundation President Jose Alejandro. The OADN Foundation exists to promote, encourage, and foster associate degree nursing education through scholarship, research, and…

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Message from the CEO, July 2018

Dear OADN Members, In the coming months, my CEO messages will begin to incorporate messages from the OADN Leadership as well as members. I think it is important that you hear from a diverse group of individuals that support OADN.…

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Message from the CEO, June 2018

Dear OADN Members, For the most part when I write to you monthly, I discuss the latest OADN happenings or new initiatives. I think it is important to share all of this information with you as much as possible. However,…

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Message from the CEO, May 2018

Dear OADN Members, A very happy Nurses Week to you all! As we celebrate Nurses Week this year, we are challenged to inspire, innovate, and influence. Certainly, the OADN members are no strangers to this call. Having spent 32 years…

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Message from the CEO, April 2018

Dear OADN Members: Although the official start of spring was March 20th, I always think of the month of April as the beginning of the spring season. The flowers begin to bloom, birds chirp more, and the lush green becomes…

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Message from the CEO, March 2018

Dear OADN Members, In my February CEO message, I detailed information about the 2018 - 2020 strategic direction that was approved by the OADN Board of Directors. Additionally, I commented on the OADN values of equity and inclusion, authenticity, visionary,…

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Message from the CEO, February 2018

Dear OADN Members: This past month many of you voted on the updated OADN mission and vision, as well as additional by-laws revisions. I want to acknowledge and thank you for your support of these significant modifications. I am very…

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Message from the CEO, January 2018

Dear OADN Members: Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! I hope everyone had a beautiful holiday season with a well-deserved break. As the New Year approaches most individuals begin to think of a fresh start with new goals and…

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Message from the CEO, January 2018

Dear OADN Members: Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! I hope everyone had a beautiful holiday season with a well-deserved break. As the New Year approaches most individuals begin to think of a fresh start with new goals and…

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Message from the CEO, December 2017

Dear OADN Members: November was such an exciting month with the highlight of the OADN National Convention! It was an amazing convention from the time I entered the gorgeous Fairmont Princess Resort. The sessions were high caliber and provided stimulating…

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Message from the CEO, November 2017

Dear OADN members: The time is quickly approaching for the 2017 OADN Convention in Scottsdale! The Board of Directors and the Convention Planning Committee are very excited as in three short weeks the convention will be here. This will be…

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Message from the CEO, October 2017

Dear OADN Members: The fall semester is in full swing for all of you and for OADN as well. September has proven to be a very eventful month of representations and developing our latest initiative of the National Education Progression…

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Message from the CEO, September 2017

Dear OADN Members: The fall semester is now upon us! Life returns to that faster and familiar pace as the next academic year kicks into full gear. I hope that summer afforded you the opportunity to visit family, catch up…

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Message from the CEO, July 2017

Dear OADN Members: The first full month of the summer has flown by, and we are now getting ready to celebrate a very special summer holiday, July 4th! It is a celebration of the freedom this country affords each of…

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Message from the President, June 2017

Dear OADN Members: Well, the semester is over for most of us and now it is time to breath! Another class done, another set of grades completed, and another group of nursing graduates that we anxiously await to hear about…

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Message from the CEO, May 2017

Dear OADN Members: I can hardly believe May is here! I know this is an extremely busy time of year with pinning ceremonies, honor convocations, and graduations. It is an exciting time as new graduates fulfill their educational requirements and…

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Message from the CEO, April 2017

Dear OADN Members: March proved to be another busy month for OADN with numerous representations and engaging meetings. My travels took me to Washington, DC for meetings at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and attendance at the American…

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Message from the CEO, March 2017

Dear OADN Members: In the majority of my messages, I focus on nursing education and how this often impacts OADN and each of you in your daily work as nurse educators. In the last month, there have been many occurrences…

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Message from the CEO, February 2017

Dear OADN Members, The first month of 2017 is now in the history books, and like most months, the time flies by and in somewhat of astonished state I wonder where the month went. The OADN Board of Directors had…

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Message from the CEO, January 2017

Dear OADN members,Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! I hope everyone had a magical holiday season and was able to enjoy family, friends, and some relaxation. The holidays are continually filled with so many activities and as we enter…

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Message from the CEO, December 2016

Dear OADN Members: I can hardly believe the month of December is here and 2016 will soon be in the history books. OADN’s history will also be recorded with another successful convention that recently concluded in Dallas, Texas. It was…

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Message from the CEO, November 2016

Dear OADN Members: As I write this message to you, I am hoping I will be seeing many of you very soon at the national convention. I am looking forward to seeing the convention attendees as this is a highlight…

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Message from the CEO, October 2016

Dear OADN Members: As you read this message I have traveled to Geneva, Switzerland with a group of nursing leaders. The trip was organized by Dr. Susan Hassmiller, Senior Advisor for Nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. We began…

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Message from the CEO, September 2016

Dear OADN Members:Welcome back to the fall semester 2016! Another academic year begins with the excitement of a new generation of nurses beginning their entry in the profession. You can sense from the students’ faces, their apprehension and yet eager…

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Message from the CEO, August 2016

Dear OADN Members:The summer is fast coming to a close, and I am hopeful that you were able to have some much needed rest and relaxation. The OADN Board of Directors had a very engaging summer Board meeting that continues…

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