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Date: october 17, 2013
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 Pm (ET)

Webinar Overview

The journey from making the decision to obtain a doctoral degree through securing a faculty position can be daunting and often times deterring.  Managing work, school, and family life are all challenges to be overcome. This Webinar will present the experiences of two Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars who transitioned from doctoral student to faculty.   Practical tips and pearls for ‘success with sanity’ will be offered from both a male and female perspective.  If you are contemplating returning to school for a doctorate, or you are currently in a doctoral program, add attending this webinar to the top of your ‘to-do’ list to learn about successful strategies related to funding, completing your dissertation, and securing a faculty position.

Webinar SpeakerS

Michael Cary, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor

Dr. Cary joined the faculty at Duke University School of Nursing in August 2012. With over eight years of nursing experience in long-term care, rehabilitation, and community health settings, Dr. Cary earned a BS in health services administration with a double minor in business administration and health information systems from James Madison University, and his BSN and MSN degrees (health systems management concentration) from the University of Virginia. He completed his PhD at University of Virginia School of Nursing in 2012. Dr. Cary's dissertation research project, Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes among Medicare Hip Fracture Patients, which was funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, lays the foundation for future work focusing on quality measures for rehabilitation, coordinated care, and the comparative effectiveness of different post-acute care settings.

Danita R. Potter, PhD, RN, Associate Dean & Associate Professor

Dr. Potter serves as the Associate Dean of Nursing and Associate Professor of nursing at Grambling State University, where she administers and teaches in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. Dr. Potter was named the Sister Anne Marie Twohig Endowed Professor at the University of Louisiana Monroe and during 2008 and 2009. She has contributed to education and health by conducting community health fairs as well as local, regional, and international presentations on Teenage Pregnancy and First-Time Teenage Mothers and Nurse Caring Behaviors. Dr. Potter has made significant contributions to nursing and health sciences by serving on the editorial boards for the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, International Journal of Advanced Nursing Studies, and International Journal of Caring Sciences.

Webinar Recording

AACN Member Faculty Recording

GNSA Member Recording

NOTE: Only faculty of AACN Member Schools and members of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) can participate in this AACN Faculty Webinar.