Nelda Godfrey, PhD, ACNS-BC, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Nelda Godfrey is Professor and Associate Dean for Innovative Partnerships and Practice at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS. A thought leader in nursing innovation and education, Dr. Godfrey writes often on new care delivery models that can be influenced by a stronger emphasis on the nurse within—researching and developing strategies to create the whole person experience in nursing practice going forward. Her work with the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing is transforming the way nurses, health care professionals and society understanding what it means to “think, act and feel like a nurse.” This work offers new language and new knowledge for the journey—helping nurses heal, flourish and expertly care for others.
Dr. Kenya Beard, EdD, AGACNP-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, Associate Provost for Social Mission & Academic Excellence at Chamberlain University has spent over 35 years of her nursing career committed to dismantling health care disparities and leading efforts to advance health equity. Whether consulting with schools on designing a multicultural curriculum that upholds social mission, becoming a primary investigator on a million-dollar workforce diversity grant, serving as a reviewer for the Future of Nursing’s 2020-2030 report, an Advisory Board Member for the New York Academy of Medicine Health Equity Scholars, or collaborating with the National League for Nursing’s Taking Aim Initiative, Dr. Beard has continuously amplified the ideals of social mission.
Attend the 71st NSNA Annual Convention and experience the excitement of networking with hundreds of fellow students, faculty, and nursing leaders from across the country. Learn about the latest trends, issues and career opportunities at general sessions, seminars, workshops, exhibits and poster presentations. Also, participate in skills sessions with Laerdal Learning Lab, Stop the Bleed, American Red Cross Disaster Certification, and Narcan training. Networking, leadership opportunities, and memories await you. Be prepared for excitement at the 71st NSNA Annual Convention!