|"Lessons in Leadership" focus of April 13 nursing convocation|
“Lessons in Leadership” is the focus of the College of Nursing spring convocation and sophomore recognition. The event will be held Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Memorial Union Ballroom, and is open to all interested nursing professionals.
Healthcare today increasingly requires nurses to be leaders. “Lessons in Leadership” is intended to introduce nursing students to the importance of taking on roles of leadership at the undergraduate level to prepare them to be strong nursing professionals. The keynote address will be presented by Diane Fladeland, followed by a panel presentation.
New student recognition will welcome the beginning undergraduate students into the nursing profession and celebrate their entry into the College of Nursing. This annual event is an opportunity for the entire College of Nursing population to learn and discuss a current topic of interest in healthcare.
Fladeland is provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Mary in Bismarck, where she is responsible for faculty recruitment, development and evaluation, academic program evaluation and accreditation, and university strategic planning. In addition, she continues her role as associate professor of nursing and speaks often on the topic of leadership development. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Mercy College of Detroit, a master's degree in nursing from the University of Portland and a doctorate in higher education from the University of Minnesota.
The convocation will close with a panel presentation with Ann Mason, Altru Health System, ‘04; Seth Dorman, family nurse practitioner, Wound Clinic, Altru Health System, ’03, ’06; and Carma Hanson, coordinator of Safe Kids Grand Forks, ‘88.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by CNE-Net, the education division of the North Dakota Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The UND College of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate programs, from a baccalaureate nursing program that is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education to master's education with six specializations and a doctoral program that prepares nurses for roles as nurse scientists and faculty. The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics prepares students for roles in community nutrition or dietetics and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association.