2021 Viana McCown Lectureship (In-Person & Virtual) 3.5 CEs will be awarded

Thu Oct 21 2021 at 09:00 am to 03:00 pm

Hilton Hotel | Columbia

Center for Nursing Leadership, University of South Carolina College of Nursing
Publisher/HostCenter for Nursing Leadership, University of South Carolina College of Nursing
2021 Viana McCown Lectureship (In-Person & Virtual) 3.5 CEs will be awarded
The USC College of Nursing is hosting its annual Viana McCown Lectureship on October 21, 2021. (In-Person & Virtual)
About this Event

We look forward to reconnecting with nurse leaders from across the state, our alumni, and students enrolled in South Carolina nursing programs.

Celebrate the contributions of someone in the nursing profession by sponsoring them with a Viana McCown registration. Honor a student, faculty, or anyone you admire!

Valet parking in the amount of $25 for the event is to be prepaid.

3.5 continuing education credits will be awarded.

Please email [email protected] with any questions regarding the event.

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Keynote Speaker:

Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN

Susan Hassmiller served as the Senior Scholar-In-Residence and Senior Adviser to the President on Nursing at the National Academy of Medicine from January 2019 through August 2021. In this role, she served as a key member of the leadership team for the report, The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity.

She is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Adviser for Nursing, and in partnership with AARP, she directs the Foundation’s Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. This national initiative advances the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

Hassmiller is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and sits on other advisory committees and boards, including the Hackensack Meridian Health System, UnitedHealth, Carrier Clinic, NursesEverywhere, and the American Red Cross. She is the recipient of many awards and four honorary doctorates, but most notably the Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international honor given to a nurse by the International Committee of the Red Cross. In October she will be recognized by her peers in the American Academy of Nursing as one of four "Living Legends".

Dr. Hassmiller will share with us the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action 2020-2030 report and highlight the most significant achievements from the past 10 years as it relates to nursing education, practice, and diversity.

Guest Speaker:


Dr. April Kapu is a certified acute care nurse practitioner and professor of clinical nursing for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She serves as the associate chief nursing officer for advanced practice nursing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In this role, she provides professional practice support for more than 1,200 APRNs. Dr. Kapu is a prolific writer with publications to her credit in books, journals and on the web.

She is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and serves as president of the Association. She is an active member of the Tennessee Nurses Association, for which she has served as past chair for the Government Affairs Committee and APRN Committee. Dr. Kapu serves on several state and national boards and was appointed by the Governor of the State of Tennessee to a special commission focused on pain and addiction treatment education. Dr. Kapu has been named VUMC's "Transformational Nurse Leader of the Year" and Tennessee Hospital Association's "Nurse of Clinical Distinction." She holds both a master's and doctoral degree in nursing from VUSN. Dr. Kapu is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Kapu's topic will include key components of “What is Full Practice Authority?” as well as highlight accomplishments of APRN policy advancements for South Carolina as well as the nation.

Esteemed Panelists Include:

Versie Bellamy, Deputy Director of the Division of Inpatient Services, SC Department of Mental Health

Patricia (“Patti”) Hart, Chief Nursing Officer, MUSC

Patricia (“Pidge”) Lohr, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Acute Care of Prisma Health

Billy Wiggins, Director of Clinical Services, Community Health, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

Making a Hotel Room Reservation

A discounted room rate of $139, plus applicable taxes, have been secured for attendees. Reserve your room here: https://bit.ly/2Yb3gQY

Group Name: USC School of Nursing

Group Code: USCSN

Check-in: October 20, 2021

Check-out: October 21, 2021

Hotel: Hilton Columbia Center, 924 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Phone Number: (803)744-7800

Agenda coming soon.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Hilton Hotel, 924 Senate Street, Columbia, United States


USD 25.00 to USD 100.00

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