Featured Speakers

Social Impact of Story Telling

Headshot of John TrybusFriday, March 24, 2023 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. (ET)

John Trybus
Professor and Executive Director at Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication

You may not consider yourself to be a storyteller, but you are. We cannot live through a single day without sharing stories and being influenced by them. The process of storytelling is one of the things that makes us uniquely human, and the telling, listening, and amplification of stories can and does create social impact. Yet, we must also evolve how we utilize this ancient form of connection in strategically modern ways in order to realize more ethical and equitable impact through our fundraising work among a network of donors and university stakeholders as we evolve the narrative about nursing. Join story scientist Dr. John Trybus of Georgetown University on a journey through the past, present, and future of storytelling for social impact.

Is This Your Story? Optimizing Resources Through Academic Practice Partnerships and DEI

photo of Bimbola AkintadeSaturday, March 25, 2023 | 9:00-10:15 a.m. (ET)

Bimbola Akintade
Dean and Professor at East Carolina University

Across the country, concerns regarding nursing workforce development and a lack of diversity continue to increase. While schools and colleges of nursing have accepted the challenge to mitigate these concerns, the deficit continues as resources are limited. Intentional strategies are required to improve and sustain health outcomes and vitality of members of communities we serve. Join us as we discuss building academic practice partnerships and DEI initiatives to address these challenges.

Nursing Essentials: The “Why” for Advancement

headshot of Dawn Mueller-BurkeSaturday, March 25, 2023 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. (ET)

Dawn Mueller-Burke
Assistant Professor at University of Maryland

AACN’s new Essentials (2021) serves as a blueprint to transform schools of nursing to competency-based education, prioritizing graduates who are competent, predictable, resilient and lead with a social justice lens. This presentation will delve into the why underlying this curricular transformation and the important role that advancement members have linking stakeholders and partners to this charge.