FPB Homecoming & Reunion

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(All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time.)

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Nurse Leader Coach: Become the Boss No One Wants to Leave.

Author and Discussion Leader: Rose Sherman. Free e-books to the first 25 registrants.

At this virtual book event, you will have an opportunity to talk with the author of a popular leadership book, The Nurse Leader Coach. Dr. Rose Sherman will discuss key points in the book and present ideas about how the book can be used for leadership development in organizations. Attendees will receive a book club guide. Bring your favorite beverage and your most challenging coaching situations to this interactive session.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Reaching Out for Liberty and Light: The Life of Frances Payne Bolton

We are honored to present a limited showing of a special documentary about the life of Frances Payne Bolton.  Winner of the Bronze Telly and Crystal Award of Excellence, you will be captivated by her eloquence, humanity, philanthropy, and patriotism.

Through her 28-year service in Congress, she helped to shape many of the defining moments of her era, influencing national policy and transforming the nursing profession during WWII.   In contrast to the shining aura of her public role, Frances Bolton's private life was shadowed by tragedy.  You may recognize the parallel to current events as you learn of her extraordinary personal loss during the 1919 pandemic.  She also advocated for social justice and against racial discrimination, and was decades ahead of her time in what would become the modern civil rights movement. 

This documentary, narrated by five-time Tony Award nominee, Dana Ivey, draws from old letters, photos, newsreels, home movies, and interviews with many people whose lives were personally and magnificently affected by our school's namesake, Frances Payne Bolton.

A TELOS Production in association with History Enterprises (shown with permission)

Promoting Professional Resilience in Turbulent Times (1 CE)

Presented by: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

When 2020 began, few of us anticipated the challenges a pandemic would pose to our healthcare delivery system. It has been a stressful year for nurses working in every healthcare setting. In this interactive webinar, we will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the nursing workforce. We will also review practical strategies to promote both our own resilience and that of other team members in our organization.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on accreditation (OBN-001-91).

All alumni are encouraged to join us for the FPB Alumni Association public meeting. Help make the Alumni Association all you want it to be! The Board of Directors will be giving an update of their work over the last year and will be asking for alumni input and feedback. Dean Carol Musil will be addressing the alumni body and sharing a school update.

Join as we gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing 2020 Alumni Award winners!  Be an active witness in this very special virtual ceremony honoring this year's outstanding recipients!  Be present to offer your congratulations in "real time" in the chat section of the ceremony.  You must register for details on this very special event.

2020 Honorees

  • Judy E. Davidson, DNP '08, RN, FCCM, FAAN | Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Nancy H. Wagner, DNP '09 | Award for Excellence
  • Pamela Slaven-Lee, DNP '08, FNP-C, FAANP, CHASE| Young Alumni Award for Excellence
  • Marian K. Shaughnessy, DNP '17 (posthumous) | Dean's Legacy Award

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Aging in Place: An Inter-professional Forum by the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine. (1 CE) 

Join us for an engaging conversation on the topic of successfully aging hosted by your Health Sciences Alumni Board Presidents. Featured speakers will include Jonathan Haines, PhD, for the School of Medicine; Suparna Mahalaha, DDS, MPH [DEN ‘01] for the School of Dental Medicine; and Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN, for the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

Jonathan Haines, PhD, School of Medicine will share his research into genetic protective factors and trying to understand the biology of Alzheimer’s and finding a new treatment.

Suparna Mahalaha, DDS, MPH [DEN ‘01] School of Dental Medicine will discuss the current challenges and opportunities of the oral health needs of seniors. She will share the future of a CWRU School of Dental Medicine program, LifeLong Smiles.

Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will share her work on the age-friendly healthcare being introduced nationally at CVS Minute Clinics, with an emphasis on quality and safety for older adults.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on accreditation (OBN-001-91).

See Us: Unveiling Racism in Organizational Culture and Creating a Vision for Anti-Racism in Leadership Practice

Sponsored by the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy.

Co-Presenters:

  • Ophelia M. Byers, DNP '20, MSN, WHNP-BC, RN, NEA-BC
  • Germaine C. Nelson DNP '17, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CPXP, CEN

Please join in a discussion about the various ways that racism manifests in organizational culture; and how nurse leaders can recognize, acknowledge and help amend/prevent racism-induced harms by joining the journey of anti-racist thinking and practices.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on accreditation (OBN-001-91).

Diversity Book Club Discussion: "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Facilitated by FPB Diversity and Inclusion Task Force members, Janna Kinney, MSN, RN, CCRN and Dedra Hanna-Adams

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be Black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland. 

First 25 registrants receive the e-book for free.

You will be contacted after registration with more information on the class year gatherings for years ending in 0 and 5!

You are invited to relax, enjoy and learn with Debbie Derflinger, RN, BSN, Certified Laughter Leader-Expert (CLL-E), Joyologist, Certified Humor Professional (CHP) (Yes, for real!) as she shares valuable insights from her journey to discover if laughter is the best medicine. Join the fun and take away tools you can use right away for self-care and clinical practice. Discover how laughter can help you be a better nurse, leader, and “humor-being.”