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April 2017

Leading Across Differences - Holistic Admissions with AACN Update on Equity and Inclusion
Vernell DeWitty, PhD, RN AACN, Special Advisor for Equity and Inclusion, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC

April 2015

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Stephanie Boyd
, 2015 GNAP Chair, and Chief Enrollment Management Officer, Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY
Transformation through Collaboration: Working Together to Improve Health & Healthcare
Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC

Lean Methodology in Healthcare Course: The Use of Transformational Learning to Attract the Graduate Student
Treasa K. Leming-Lee, DNP, RN, CPHQ, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN and Terri Davis Crutcher, DNP, RN, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean, Clinical and Community Partnerships, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN

An Old Trend is a New Friend: A Call for Civility in Nursing Education
Tonya Nicholson, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE, Program Director of Midwifery and Women’s Health, Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY

Diversity in Nursing: Connecting Culture with Academic Recruitment and Retention
Wilvena McDowell Bernard, MA, Student Services, Program Coordinator/PRIDE Program, Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY                           

Overcoming Barriers to Holistic Admission in Nursing: Evidence from a National Study
Karen Bankston, RN, MSN, PhD, Associate Dean, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH               

April 2014

Nuts and Bolts of Recruitment (For those with fewer than two years experience)
Jackie Min, Graduate Outreach Manager, The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH; and Janaki Vijayaraghavan, MA, Assistant Director, Graduate Programs, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

Developing a Comprehensive Strategic Marketing Plan for Your Program
Kim Ferguson, MS, Senior Student Recruiter, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing, Jackson, MS; and Carol Aspinwall, MS, Coordinator of Academic Student Services - PhD Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Madison, WI

Marketing and Recruitment of Men into Master’s and Doctoral Programs
Tom Christenbery, PhD, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor; Joseph Baily, RN, MSN, Student; Alvin Jeffery, MSN, RN,  PhD Student; and Robb Nash, MSN, RN,  PhD Student, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN   

Tools for Designing an Effective Recruitment Plan
Angela Serpetti, Graduate Recruiting & Admissions Lead, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI; and Kim Ferguson, MS, Senior Student Recruiter, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing, Jackson, MS
New Program Launch and Marketing Panel Discussion     
Dorothy Crider, RN, MS, Graduate Nursing Admissions Counselor/Recruiter, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH; and Josh Schmitz, MBA, MAED , Corporate Representative, Indiana Wesleyan, Hilliard, Ohio

Promoting Yourself and Your Organization           
Kathy Rivers, MHA, Director of Communications, Vanderbilt School of Nursing, Nashville, TN 
Survival Skills for Admissions Professionals

Carolyn Chow, MA, Director of Admissions and Multicultural Student Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and Carol Ladden, RN, MSN, Director Graduate Enrollment, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA   

April 2013

The Future of Advanced Education in Nursing
Randolph Rasch, PhD, University of North Carolina Greensboro

New Perspectives for Graduate Nursing Recruiting Today
Angela Phillips-Lowe, EdD, Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Recruiting Underrepresented Students
Anita Barrow-Morrell, MBA, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College and Merle Khoury, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Funding Resources for Graduate Students
Elaine Andolina, MS, University of Rochester and Carol Aspinwall, MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Business of Recruitment: Building Relationships that Get Results
Kim Bailey, MBA, California Baptist University, Rita Croom, MBA, Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice, and Kathleen Mitchell, MSN, University of Toledo

Utilizing Alumni in Recruiting
Ann Salina, MA, Duke University

Academic Integrity in Recruitment and Admissions
Theresa Fishman, PhD, The International Center for Academic Integrity

NursingCAS – From Initial Planning to Implementation to Students Enrollment
Lisa Rosenberg, PhD, Rush University, Hilda Mejia, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center, and Angela Serpetti, University of Michigan

Best Practice: Marketing and Recruitment Modalities
Dorothy Crider, MS, Otterbein University and Kristi Rodriguez, MEd, Duke University

Using Social Media to Recruit Graduate Students
Ernie Rushing, MBA, Duke University

April 2012

Changing Directions in Advanced Practice
Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, University of Pittsburgh

Effective Use of Social Media for Marketing and Student Recruitment
Jasmine Hoffman, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

How We Make It All Work

    • Part I
      Rhonda Flenoy-Younger, University of California-Los Angeles School of Nursing
      Cathleen Mumper, University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing
      Kevin Nies, University of Maryland
    • Part II
      University of San Diego
    • Part III
      Marjorie Fass and Kevin Nies, University of Maryland

Reality-Based Leadership - Ditch the Drama and Turn Excuses into Results
Cy Wakeman

Taking Pride in Recruitment
Frontier Nursing University

April 2011

Nuts & Bolts - Elaine Andolina

Trying on Doctoral Degress - Which One Fits You? - Carolyn Chow and Dianne Fuller

Interviewing Graduate Applicants at Jacksonville University - Michelle Edmonds

GRE Future Changes and its Impact on Recruitment - Michelle Hampton

Future of Nursing Education - Courtney Lyder

Candidate Interviews - Can't Live Without 'Em - Lisa Rosenberg

The Power of the Nursing Network - Landing a Career in Tough Times - Ann Salina

Wow to Win - Bonny Simi

Candidate Interview's - Can't live With 'Em - Susan VanBeuge

Business Meeting

April 2010

Dedicated to Diversity - Lisa Rosenberg

DNP or PhD - Paddy Peerman

Truce and Truth in the Tropics - Rafael Egues & Susan Medina

Integrating Technology to Reach Prospective Graduate Students - La-Vern V. Sutton

Nuts and Bolts of Recruitment - Elaine Andolina & Jackie Min


April 2009

Transformation of the Profession: Education and Change (Bednash)

Successful Recruitment Strategies (Hahn)

Advising: What is it all about? (Morin-Patton)

The Value of Admission Interviews (Rosenberg)

Business Meeting

April 2008

Nuts & Bolts for the New or Nearly New Graduate Recruitment Officer (Cusker)

Should I Pursue the DNP or the PhD? (Howard)

Recruitment in Times of Crisis! (Hutchinson-Bell)

Audacious Moves: Things You Never Thought of! (Sevier)

April 2007

Communication with Prospects

Criminal Background Checks - CertifiedBackground.com

DNP or PhD: Which Is Best for Me?

International Candidates: Admissions, Credentials and Licensure

Variety in Graduate Nurse Recruiting

Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?