Maintaining Connectedness Into the Future: How to Leverage the Value of NCIN Scholars

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Presented By: 
Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN,
 Speaker: Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN, American Nurses Association
Debbie Hatmaker is the executive director of the American Nurses Association (ANA). As ED, Hatmaker leads the implementation of ANA’s strategy and plan to advance the association’s comprehensive policy, advocacy and national communications agenda.  Prior to joining ANA, she served as the chief programs officer of the Georgia Nurses Association where Hatmaker managed a clinical testing program, the continuing education provider/approver units and also supported the Leadership Development, Legislative/Public Policy, Nursing Practice and Workplace Advocacy programs. Additionally, she has served in many elected and appointed leadership positions. These include president of the Georgia Nurses Association and president of the Center for American Nurses. Hatmaker also served as the first vice president of ANA and president of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Session Overview:
Discuss innovative ideas with other nursing academic faculty; describe lessons learned and identify opportunities for sustaining the work of the NCIN program. Sessions will highlight outcomes of four Innovation Award projects and issues of particular concern to accelerated nursing education.
Session Objectives:
1. Discuss the value of maintaining connectedness for NCIN scholars and other accelerated nursing graduates.
 2. List options for NCIN scholars and accelerated nursing graduates to leverage their unique backgrounds and skills as they transition into the nursing profession.