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23rd Annual Helen S. Miller Lecture & Lunch Program

Event Details

Description:   Agenda
  • Registration, Continental Breakfast, Student and Faculty Poster Presentations – 8 – 9 a.m.
  •  Welcome and Introduction of Speaker – 9 – 9:15 a.m.
  • Keynote Address: Dr. Vernell P. DeWitty – 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
  • Breakout Session One – 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
  • Luncheon – Noon – 1:20 p.m.
    • 2019 Distinguished NCCU Nursing Alumni Award
    • Helen Miller Scholarship Award
    • NCCU Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship Award
  • Breakout Session Two – 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
  • Breakout Session Three – 3 – 4:15 p.m.
About the Keynote Address 
Vernell P. DeWitty is a transformational leader with a unique vision for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the nursing profession. As director for diversity and inclusion at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), she advises the nation’s top academic nursing leaders how to build consensus around strategic diversity and inclusion programs. She previously directed the Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, a nine-year, $41 million collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AACN to diversify the nursing workforce by supporting academic success of underrepresented and disadvantaged students in 41 states and the District of Columbia. Dr. DeWitty also has provided consulting services in obstetric and neonatal risk assessment and served as the director for consultation and marketing at the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. Dr. DeWitty has held academic appointments at George Mason University, Norfolk State University and Federal City College. She also served as a seminar leader and guest lecturer at George Washington University and Howard University School of Law. She earned her master’s degree in Women and Neonatal Nursing from Catholic University of America and served as the first director of maternal and newborn nursing at Howard University Hospital. As program director for the Center for American Nurses (now part of ANA), she developed, directed and administered strategic plans, concept testing, product and program development, and other duties necessary to improve the workplace environment for professional nurses. She holds a doctoral degree from George Mason University, an MBA from Howard University, an MSN from The Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dillard University. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds specialty certifications from the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Unconscious Bias Learning Lab by Cook Ross.    

$30.00 for Students; $75.00 for Non-Students; $65.00 for Retirees.
Offline Registration and Details via the PDF Flyer are also available, and online registration is available via the Registration Form.

When: Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Where: Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport

Contact Person: Director of Student Support Services, Mirlesna Azor

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