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Center for Nursing Leadership

Annual Leadership Summit: March 20, 2020 - POSTPONED

Annual Leadership Summit
The American Nurse: Stories of Life Changing Impact
Guest Speaker: Carolyn Jones 

Cooperative Conference Center 
169 Laurelhurst Ave
Columbia, SC 29210 

About the guest speaker:  
Filmmaker, photographer and author Carolyn Jones has spent the past 10 years interviewing more than 200 nurses from every corner of the United States - creating a book and a film called The American Nurse. The stories include examples that show the full spectrum of the nursing profession, from the bedside to the boardroom,  and how seemingly insignificant interactions changed the course of patients’ and families’ lives for the better.

Conference Information:
The Center for Nursing Leadership's Annual Leadership Summit is held annually, and features state and national speakers discussing current and emerging issues in leadership, nursing, and healthcare. The Summit is a full day conference and includes a graduation and awards ceremony and leadership presentations by the Graduating class of the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellowship.

The Annual Summit is a full day conference for all nurses: CNOs, Nurse Managers, Deans and Directors, Staff Nurses, Health Educators, Students, and Aspiring Leaders. The Summit includes networking time with colleagues.

Continuing Education: Contact hours awarded

 *Learn More about the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellowship 


CNL Events:

 The Center for Nursing Leadership's Annual Leadership Summit is held annually, and features state and national speakers discussing current and emerging issues in leadership, nursing, and healthcare. The Summit is a full day conference and includes a graduation and awards ceremony and leadership presentations by the Graduating class of the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellowship.

The Annual Summit is a full day conference for all nurses: CNOs, Nurse Managers, Deans and Directors, Staff Nurses, Health Educators, Students, and Aspiring Leaders. The Summit includes networking time with colleagues.

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 event is held in partnership with Alpha Xi Chapter and the Center for Nursing Leadership.

EVENT DETAILS
  • Attendees: Cockcroft and College of Nursing alumni, faculty and students and statewide practicing nurses and nurse leaders

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

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

 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.


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