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Nursing 2030: Trailblazing the future of health care

2015 Viana McCown Lecture

On November 13, the USC College of Nursing will hold its annual Viana McCown lecture. This year’s focus is on the future of health care and how nurses can directly impact the field.

Marion Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the Duke School of Nursing, and USC CON alumna, will be the keynote speaker. Broome’s presentation will look into what nursing professionals can do to shape the health care delivery system and leverage the profession of nursing to improve patient outcomes.

Following the keynote, a panel of alumni and community leaders will discuss the impact the college’s clinical doctorate, which is celebrating its 15th year this year, has had and what the next 15 years will look like.

Breakout sessions will follow the panel discussion. The topics will cover a wide range of interests, including advancing your career opportunities with advanced education, an overview of the college’s research initiatives, updates from the Cockcroft Leadership Program and Institute of Medicine task force and a meet and greet with Dean Jeannette Andrews and the college’s new director of alumni engagement, Annie Lambert.

The lecture program will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Capstone building with registration and a light breakfast and will conclude at 12:15 p.m. Registration for the lecture is free and open to the public.

After the lecture program, the college will hold its annual Alumni Luncheon honoring this year’s Outstanding Nurse Alumna, Vicki Green, MSN, APRN, BC, ’80, ‘86, and Outstanding Young Nurse Alumna, Pam Shealy, MEd, MS, RN, CEN, ‘12. The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Capstone. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased online.

The Viana McCown Lectureship was established in 1967 with a gift from Ms. McCown. McCown established the nursing program at USC in 1944 and was its first director. She retired in 1957. Through her lectureship endowment, students, alumni, faculty and the community have had the opportunity to meet and learn from outstanding nursing professionals for over 50 years.


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.

Upon successful completion of this program, 2.75 hours will be awarded. 

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