MT CAHN had a very successful Gala launch at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman on April 13, 2012. Dr. Sue Hassmiller, Senior Adviser for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was our keynote speaker and honored guest.
While Sue was here, she met with a variety of different groups prior to speaking at our nurse leadership conference, “Tools for Leadership: Bedside to Boardroom.”
On Friday morning, she shared the induction process for new members of Sigma Theta Tau International, Zeta Upsilon at Large Chapter.
Here is Sue with the excited inductees; Action Coalition steering committee member (and LEAD Council co-lead) Dawn Lynch is second from right!
Afterwards, Sue met with Nursing Education program directors and Chief Nursing Officers and their staff. A lively discussion was held on barriers to creating sufficient clinical sites, faculty and articulation between programs.
Here Sue is shown with Dean Helen Melland of the MSU College of Nursing, Sandy Kuntz, RWJF Faculty Scholar, and Rita Owens.
We must have been having some fun, too!
Sue then met with students from the Caring for Our Own Program (CO-OP), which is a grant to assist Native American students with their education–they are starting young!
The Gala at the Museum of the Rockies included the CAHN inaugural awards for a nurse, nursing student and nurse champion. Below, Donna Greenwood (right) accepts the nurse award from Cynthia Gustafson, Action Council co-lead. Terri John (center) read her letter of nomination for Donna.
After she returned home, Sue sent us a very nice letter of thanks for our leadership, and for a great event!
SueH Letter to CAHN