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New Class of Seasoned Academic Nursing Leaders Graduate as AACN-Wharton Fellows
[August 20, 2014]

New Class of Seasoned Academic Nursing Leaders Graduate as AACN-Wharton Fellows

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- The American Association of Colleges of Nursing issued the following news release: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce the third class of nursing deans who have successfully completed the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this world-class enrichment experience is designed exclusively for top academic leaders in schools of nursing. This ground-breaking program, which now includes 87 graduates from schools nationwide, is generously sponsored in part by the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare.

"Nurses looking to having a meaningful impact on improving the nation's health and health care must possess strong leadership, negotiation, and strategic thinking skills," said Deborah Trautman, AACN's Chief Executive Officer. "I applaud the latest graduates of the AACN-Wharton program for their commitment to developing the expertise needed to amplify nursing's voice in discussions shaping the future of nursing education and practice at the local, state, and national levels." Using a competitive process, 30 academic nursing leaders were selected this year to participate in the AACN-Wharton program, which convened in Philadelphia, PA on August 11-14, 2014. Those selected represent a wide diversity of nursing programs, including large academic health centers, small liberal arts schools, public and private universities, rural and urban-based programs, and faith-based institutions. The latest cohort of Fellows from the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program include: * Susan Bakewell-Sachs, Oregon Health Science University * Mary Bennett, Western Kentucky University * Eileen Breslin, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio * Kathleen Burke, Ramapo College of New Jersey * Hollie Caldwell, Platt College * Laurie Lauzon Clabo, MGH Institute of Health Professions * Azita Emami, University of Washington * Marla Erbin-Roesemann, Texas State University * Nanci Gasiewicz, Northern Michigan University * Katharine Gibb, University of South Carolina Upstate * Jean Giddens, Virginia Commonwealth University * Joyce Griffin-Sobel, SUNY Upstate Medical University * Minerva Guttman, Fairleigh Dickinson University * Jeanne-Marie Havener, Hartwick College * Valerie Howard, Robert Morris University * Loucine Huckabay, California State University Long Beach * Vicki Keough, Loyola University Chicago * Jean Lange, Quinnipiac University * Lillia Loriz, University of North Florida * Anna McDaniel, University of Florida * Patricia McMullen, The Catholic University of America * Patricia Morton, University of Utah * Margaret Noreuil, Edgewood College * Susan Saladino, St. Francis College * Julie Sanford, James Madison University * Betty Smith-Campbell, Wichita State University * Susan Weeks, Texas Christian University * Ann White, University of Southern Indiana * Linda Young, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire * Lin Zhan, University of Memphis The curriculum for the AACN-Wharton program is designed to provide the concepts and tools needed to enhance leadership capacity and hone the skills that are essential to thrive and move forward strategically. The content addresses issues around managing and leading change, influencing and galvanizing a diverse set of stakeholders, and building enterprising relationships in highly volatile environments. Participants leave the program equipped with an advanced set of negotiation, leadership, and influencing skills, and the confidence and ability to serve on or lead high-powered boards. For more information on this executive leadership program, see

Leadership development has been a cornerstone of AACN's programs and services since the association's inception 45 years ago. Designed to provide enrichment experiences to today's top administrators and prepare the next generation of academic leaders, AACN's diverse menu of offerings serves all members of the nursing school enterprise, including deans, associate deans, program directors, faculty at all levels, administrative staff, and students. For more details on the full spectrum of AACN's leadership development programs, see

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