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Cleveland Visiting Scholar

WSU College of Nursing welcomes Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN, as our 20th visiting scholar in honor of Dean Emerita Thelma Cleveland.

Dr. McBride, a Distinguished Professor and University Dean Emeritus at the Indiana School of Nursing, will discuss “Sustaining Career Optimism – A Leadership Essential.” She will cover strategies for learning and maintaining optimism at different stages of a nursing career, and how a positive attitude can help shape events. Dr. McBride’s 2011 book, “The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders,” won a top honor for professional and scholarly works, and she’s known for her contributions to women’s health and to psychiatric-mental health nursing. She has served as president of nursing’s international honor society and of the American Academy of Nursing; the latter organization named her a “Living Legend” in 2006.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Student Presentation with Q&A to follow

Spokane: SNRS 105, 203/205 as overflow
Tri-Cities: TNRS 1214
Yakima: YNUR 107, 111, 104, 105, 109
Vancouver: VECS 105
Time: 9:00 a.m.– 10:00 a.m.

PhD Lunch with the Cleveland Visiting Scholar

Location: Spokane Nursing Building, Room 119
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Community Lecture and Reception

Location: Spokane Convention Center
5:00-6:00 p.m. – Community reception
6:00-7:30 p.m. – Lecture
Cost: $35 per person
No host cocktails and an array of hors d’oeuvres will be served. Parking is available on the street or in the Convention Center Parking Garage.
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Angela Barron McBride
Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN
University Dean Emeritus at the Indiana School of Nursing

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Cougar Gold Sponsorship – $2,500

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Cougar Crimson Sponsorship – $1,000

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About Cleveland Visiting Scholar

The Cleveland Visiting Scholar endowed program was created in 1997 to honor Dr. Cleveland’s years of dedicated service to Washington State University and ICNE, the community, and the nursing profession. The mission of the Cleveland Visiting Scholar Program is to provide opportunities for intensive exposure to premier national and international nurse and healthcare leaders who are setting the course for the future. These leaders help inform current and future healthcare professionals. Such exposure enriches the Washington State University College of Nursing’s academic offerings, stimulates faculty research, engages students, and enhances nursing practice.

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This activity has been submitted to the Washington State Nurses Association Approver of Continuing Nursing Education (A-CNE) for approval to award contact hours. The Washington State Nurses Association Approver of Continuing Nursing Education (A-CNE) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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