You’re Back – What’s Next? Your Personal Pathway to a Career in Nursing
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know that your training and experience as a military corpsman can be a gateway into a rewarding career as a registered nurse? Today, more than 1,500 military personnel and veterans are pursuing an associate degree in nursing from Excelsior College’s accredited competency-based program that is delivered at a distance.

Join us for our next webinar to learn how you can join the more than 42,000 individuals – civilian and military – who have earned their associate degree from our School of Nursing, one of just 20 in the nation to have been designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.

The presentation will be led by Sandy DerGurahian, director of advisement and evaluation, and Chris Normile, academic advisor, from our School of Nursing, along with Judy Reed, director of veteran services and outreach for Excelsior’s Center for Military Education. Information on admission and degree requirements, an overview of the program including support services and study resources that are provided, and the role of academic advisors will all be covered.

Already an RN? We offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to help you take your career even further. These, too, are offered at a distance to meet your busy and sometimes unpredictable duty schedules.

Health Care Reform: Impact on Nursing Practice and Education – 2014
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Sponsored by Excelsior College’s School of Nursing and the Robert E. Kinsinger Institute for Nursing Excellence
Co-sponsored by Tau Kappa At-Large Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International & Albany Medical Center


To prepare nurses for the possibilities and promises of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Health Care Reform (HCR) and how they may impact nursing practice.

Program Description:

nursingThere are great possibilities and promises in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Health Care Reform (HCR) for all nursing professionals.  Program participants will learn about the impact of the ACA and HCR at the federal and regional levels, and engage in activities that promote partnerships between health care organizations and nursing education programs.

Program Outcomes
At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the federal landscape related to health care and health care reform
  • Examine the implications of the ACA and HCR on health care services and nursing practice
  • Discuss the implication of ACA and HCR on nursing education
  • Identify attributes of existing successful synergistic partnerships between nursing education and healthcare service organizations
  • Formulate an action plan to implement synergistic relationships between health care organizations and nursing education programs


Albany Medical Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This learning activity will be awarded a maximum of 5.25 nursing contact hours.


Registration deadline: April 25, 2014

  • Attend either in person or via Webinar.
  • For those attending online, a link will be sent to registered users by April 30.



8:30 am–9:00 am Registration and Coffee
9:00 am–9:15 am Welcome

Keynote Address
9:15 am–10:45am

Speaker: Jo Ann Webb, MHA, RN
Topic: Empowering Nursing: Where We Have Been and Where We Can Go

10:45 am–11:00 am Break

Panel Discussion
11:00 am–12:30 pm

Topic: Identifying the Regional Landscape
Panelists: Nurse Leaders from Nursing Education Programs and Health Care Organizations

12:30 pm–1:30 pm Lunch (provided)
1:30 pm–2:15 pm Strengthening Current Partnerships and Developing Future Ones
2:15 pm–2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm–3:45 pm Action Plan Development
3:45 pm–4:00 pm Wrap-up: Evaluation and Distribution of CNE Certificates

Keynote Speaker

Jo Ann Webb, MHA, RN, is senior director of federal relations and policy for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). Webb has been at the center of health care reform discussion for the past five years. She is nursing’s voice in Washington, advocating on behalf of nurse leaders and the nursing profession.

She has held senior executive positions in the legislative and executive branches of government including three Senate-confirmed presidential appointments as the director of the National Cemetery Administration, the assistant secretary for Policy and Planning at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Veterans Business Development Corporation. She has also served as the subcommittee staff director in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Veterans Affairs Committee and as a legislative director in the U.S. Senate. Ms. Webb has been published in the, JONA, Nursing Administration Quarterly and the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. For the past 10 years she has written a regular column on federal relations for AONE’s Voice of Nursing Leadership.


  • Toni Doherty, PhD, RN, Associate Dean, Excelsior College
  • Darrice Kelley, MS, RN, Faculty Consultant for Educational Partnerships, Excelsior College School of Nursing
  • Mary Jo Laposta, PhD, RN, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Saratoga Hospital
  • Sherrie Murray, MSN, FNP, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor, The Sage Colleges
  • Alicia Williams, MS, RN, Director: The Center for Learning & Development, Albany Medical Center

We regret there are no cancellations after April 21.  All cancellations must be requested in writing. Please telephone Katherine Barile 518-464-8707 to discuss cancellation procedures.  Cancellations will be subjected to a $25 administrative fee.  We encourage you to find a substitute to attend in your place.

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