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College of Nursing

Center for Nursing Leadership

Events Offered

Annual Leadership Summit
Friday, March 23, 2018

The Leadership Summit is held annually in the spring and features speakers from across the country discussing current and emerging issues in leadership, nursing, and healthcare.

  • Length: Daylong program
  • Location: Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Ave, Columbia, SC 29210
  • Attendees: Amy V. Cockcroft fellows and alumni, College of Nursing faculty, staff, alumni and students, as well as nurses and nurse leaders from a variety of settings.
  • Continuing Education: Contact hours awarded
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  • Save the Date! 2019 Annual Leadership Summit-- Friday, March 29, 2019 (More details to come Fall 2018).

Mary Ann Parsons Lectureship

The Center for Nursing Leadership co-sponsors the Mary Ann Parsons conference held each year with the Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Xi chapter. 

  • Length: Daylong program
  • Location: Columbia and out of state
  • Continuing Education: Contact hours awarded 

Viana McCown Lectureship

Viana McCown was appointed director of nursing at Columbia Hospital and advocated for the advancement of nursing in a four-year program. McCown conducted classes around the state to recruit RNs and encourage them to obtain their bachelor’s degrees. After her retirement in 1957, the Viana McCown Lectureship was established to continue her legacy of leadership throughout the nursing community. This annual event is held in partnership with Alpha Xi Chapter and the Center for Nursing Leadership and is traditionally held in the fall to coincide with USC homecoming.

  • Length: Daylong program
  • Location: Columbia, SC
  • Attendees: Cockcroft and College of Nursing alumni, faculty and students and statewide practicing nurses and nurse leaders

The Center for Nursing Leadership is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.