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School of Nursing director named to executive leadership program

August 3, 2012

Ann Cary, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., director of the School of Nursing at Loyola University New Orleans, has been chosen by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to participate in the new AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Scheduled for August 14-17, 2012 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, this world-class enrichment program is designed exclusively for top academic leaders in nursing. Cary is one of 37 nurse educators from 25 states participating this year in the leadership program.

"Though many executive leadership programs are available at top schools like Wharton, none focus exclusively on the needs of nursing deans. AACN is hopeful that this innovative program will help to amplify nursing’s voice in national conversations about healthcare reform and enhancing patient care,” said AACN President Jane Kirschling. “Fortified with a new layer of leadership expertise, those completing the program will be well-prepared to make a lasting impact on how nurses are educated and how they practice.”

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is the national voice for university and four-year college education programs in nursing and represents more than 700 member schools of nursing at public and private institutions nationwide. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. Informed by in-depth academic research and extensive industry experience, Wharton Executive Education programs offer a supportive and challenging context from which participants gain the skills necessary for their next level of executive development.

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