Fall 2023 COADN/CACN Conference

October 12-14, 2023

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2024: A Director’s Odyssey
Fostering Climate Resiliency in Nursing Education

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - Saturday, October 14, 2023
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940

View the agenda here!

Topics of discussion will include:

1.) OADN Update by Mary Dickow, MPA, FAAN

     PowerPoint - OADN Update

2.) Chancellor’s Update by Lynda Phan‐ Dean‐ Office of Equitable Student Learning, Experience and Impact

     PowerPoint - Chancellor's Update

3.) Legislative Update by Sharon Goldfarb, DNP, RN, FNP‐BC

     PowerPoint - Legislative Update

4.) Regional Update by Nanette Solvason, PhD, Regional Director ‐ Healthcare Sector ‐ SF Bay Area

     PowerPoint - Regional Update

5.) BRN Update by Loretta Melby RN, MSN

6.) Leadership Resilience by Laura Perez Ehrheart


     PowerPoint - The Art of Leadership

     PowerPoint - Leadership Resilience

7.) Strengthening Nursing Education by Promoting a Culture of Respect, Resilience, and Effective Crucial Conversations by Dr. Bonnie Ross (Sponsored by ATI Nursing Education)

     Worksheet - Personal Protective Factors Self Assessment

     Worksheet - Personal Resilience Strategic Plan Worksheet

     Handout - Strengthening Nursing Education by Promoting a Culture of Respect Resilience and Effective Crucial Conversations

8.) The Power of YOU by Rosie Zepeda, M.Ed.

     PowerPoint - The Power of You

9.) ADN to MSN Pathway‐ Innovative Partnership with Sacramento City College and Sacramento State University

    PowerPoint - ADN to MSN Pathway


Dr. Carel Mountain DNP, RN, CNE, CDP Professor, CSUS and Director Emeritus for Sacramento City

Dr. Tanya Altmann PhD, RN Chair and Professor, CSUS School of Nursing

Julie Holt Rn, MSN, CPNP Director of Nursing, Sacramento City College

10.) A Glimpse on the Future AI and Tools: VR Presentation (Sponsored by Laerdal)

       PowerPoint - A Glimpse on the Future AI and Tools: VR Presentation

11.) Embracing Generative Artificial Intelligence for Good in Nursing Education by Dr. Margaret Calacci 

       PowerPoint - Embracing Generative Artificial Intelligence for Good in Nursing Education

12.) AI and Nursing Education Facing Your Fears of the Future by Dr. Rhonda Lawes (Sponsored by Lecturio)

13.) Reimagining Nursing Education by Dr. Amy Vermillion

      PowerPoint - Reimagining Nursing Education

14.) Zero Cost Textbooks by Dr. Jennifer Howze-Owens

       PowerPoint - Zero Cost Textbooks

15.) A Journey of Accountability: Measuring Progress in Addressing Racism in Nursing Academia

     PowerPoint - A Journey of Accountability.


Dr. Quanna Batiste-Brown

Dr. Charlotte Gullap-Moore

Shontaya Carrico MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CPHQ

Lourdes Moldre MSN, BSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Jared Fesler

16.) Breathe into Alignment - Guided Meditation Journey by Jordan Rossow

The fee is $599 (or $650 at the door).

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Mail to:
College of San Mateo 
Attn: Janis Wisherop, RN MSN PHN
Nursing Program Director 
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd. #5-361
San Mateo, CA 94402 

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