Lessons in Leadership

Aired on April 6, 2015

Webinar Overview

As a graduate nursing student, you are at the forefront of the next generation of nursing leaders. Join us for a Webinar with Dr. Jean Giddens, a fellow from the prestigious AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program, as she present an overview on the types of leadership, leadership styles, and the attributes of effective nursing leaders. Exemplars will be used to enhance the discussion.

This Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). For more information on the GNSA, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/students/gnsa.


Webinar Speaker

Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow
Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Jean Giddens is Dean and Professor at the School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow, 2011 Cohort. In her role as Dean, Dr. Giddens is responsible for the delivery of quality academic programs for students, fostering nursing research, community engagement, alumni and development, and the management of fiscal, physical, and human resource management including the development of faculty and staff. Prior to the Dean position at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Giddens served for several years in senior administrative leadership at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. Dr. Giddens has a wide range of teaching experiences that include associate degree, baccalaureate degree, and graduate degree programs in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Virginia. She is an expert in concept-based curriculum development and evaluation as well as innovative strategies for teaching and learning. Dr. Giddens has been actively engaged with the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action through her involvement with academic progression in nursing, and with state action coalitions in New Mexico and in Virginia. Dr. Giddens is the author of multiple journal articles, nursing textbooks, and electronic media and serves as an education consultant to nursing programs throughout the country. Dr. Giddens earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a PhD in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University.

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