GNSA: The Key to Achieving Success in Your Graduate Program

Aired on September 15, 2016

Webinar Overview

Learn more about the services and resources that are available to you, which will help advance your professional development and lead to success in your program. Join us for this GNSA overview Webinar to learn more about the communication and networking platform, career services, Webinar series, funding announcements, and advocacy resources that are available to you. AACN staff and Leadership Council members will explore these resources as well as share personal success stories and answer questions.

This Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). For more information on the GNSA, visit


Webinar Speakers

Marta Okoniewski, MPA
AACN Director of Student Engagement

Marta Okoniewski is the Director of Student Engagement at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Ms. Okoniewski helped with the development and launch of the GNSA, a national network providing high value programs, services, and resources to nursing students enrolled in masterís and doctoral programs. Prior to joining AACN, Ms. Okoniewski worked as the Program Coordinator at New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) within the Academic and Clinical Affairs department. Ms. Okoniewski received her masterís in public administration from New York Universityís Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and her bachelorís degree in criminal justice from the University of Scranton.

Jo Ann Otts, MSN, RN
GNSA Leadership Council Member and DNP Student, Loyola University New Orleans

Jo Ann A. Otts, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, a full time student in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Ė Executive Leadership program at Loyola University New Orleans, received her Masters of Science in Nursing Health Care Systems Management from Loyola University New Orleans in 2015. Her areas of interest include pay for performance reimbursement as a component of national health policy, and the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) model of evidence-based healthcare. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC), and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Nurses Association, the Arizona Nurses Association and the American Nephrology Nurses Association. A Registered Nurse for more than 30 years, she is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Corva, a dialysis provider organization.

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