Legacy Project: New Alliances and Partnerships

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Amy Cosimano, EdD, RN, Susan Ward, PhD, RN, Louise LaFramboise, PhD, RN, CNE
Amy Cosimano, EdD, RN, Creighton University
Amy Cosimano serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Nursing. She received a BS in Communications from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, BSN from Creighton University, an MSN-Women’s Health-CNS from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and EdD in Health Professions Education from the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Neb. Cosimano has 20 years’ experience in labor and delivery and high-risk obstetrics with a special emphasis in breast feeding and postpartum depression.
Susan Ward, PhD, RN, Nebraska Methodist College
Susie Ward, as a staff nurse, practiced in the areas of obstetrical and high-risk obstetrical nursing. After receiving a master’s degree, she then transitioned into nursing education. Ward has been a nurse educator for the past 21 years, has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at Nebraska Methodist College and as an adjunct online teacher for the University of Texas at El Paso in their masters of nursing program. Ward is also a certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator teaching childbirth classes at the Women’s Hospital. As a professor in the undergraduate program, Ward’s nursing role is to mainly teach pediatrics, and faith community nursing. After earning a PhD, Ward began teaching in the online graduate program in courses such as professional role development, research, and instructional methods. She has co-authored an obstetrical and pediatric textbook package called Ward & Hisley Maternal Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children & Families.

Louise LaFramboise, PhD, RN, CNE, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Louise LaFramboise is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and is also the director of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program. She received a BSN from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.,, an MSN from the University of Texas at Arlington, and PhD from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. LaFramboise has over 20 years’ experience in critical care nursing with a special emphasis in heart failure.
Session Overview:
To enable the learner to examine leadership development of NCIN scholars among competitive collaborators.

Session Objectives:
1.      Examine leadership development of NCIN Scholars among competitive collaborators.
2.     Devise ways to plan and conduct a leadership development conference for accelerated students.