Conference Program

Times are listed in Eastern Time (ET). Program subject to change.

  • Monday, April 5
  • Thursday, April 8
  • Tuesday, April 13

Monday, April 5, 2021

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fun Optional Networking Gathering
(get to know your colleagues through the activity – FUN)


Thursday, April 8, 2021

2:00 – 2:20 p.m.
Welcome & Introductions

Presenters: Nora Harrington, Lead Admissions Officer, Duke University, Durham, NC and George Sakkal, Doctoral Recruitment & Admissions Coordinator, University of Minnesota

2:20 – 3:15 p.m.
State of Education with COVID Restrictions: A Faculty Perspective
This session will document the collaborative efforts between the Faculty Senate and the university leadership and its impact on safety and security on campus, finances, recruitment, tenure and promotion, racial equity, and to document the innovations we have instituted.
Presenter: Joachim G. Voss, PhD Professor & Program Director, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Program, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

3:15—3:20 p.m.
Quick Stretch Break

3:20 – 3:50 p.m.
Lessons Learned from COVID-19: Zoom Room Topics (Self-select a topic)

  1. Virtual Recruiting: What are you seeing? Given the changes your school has experienced during this past year, what innovations are you going to sustain moving forward and what other changes are you planning to make?

  2. Student Onboarding/Orientation: Are your requirements different in the COVID environment? Are programs virtual, in-person, or hybrid? What are your plans to bring students back to in-person learning? What are your compliance requirements?

3:50 – 4:00 p.m.
Report back from breakout rooms & closing remarks

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

2:00 - 2:10 p.m.

Nora Harrington
, Lead Admissions Officer, Duke University, Durham, NC and Sara Re, Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

2:10 – 2:40 p.m.
The Hats We Wear and What We Do to Support Student Success: Other Duties as Assigned

Panel Presenters:
Seasoned Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals

2:40 - 2:45 p.m.
5 min break

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Changing Aspects of Diversity in the Admissions Process

Equitable admissions processes are changing to be more inclusive. What happens to students of color after they are admitted? What kind of support and resources will ensure success in our programs?
Presenter: Dr. Brigit M. Carter,
PhD, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
GNAP business meeting, awards, volunteer opportunities and closing remarks



Continuing Education Credit

A Certificate of Completion for Continuing Education will be awarded to all attendees participating in the program and completing the program evaluation by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.