Recap of PA-ACCEL Nursing Student Professional Development Day

Apr 06, 2022

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition Cohort of Exchanged Learning (PA-ACCEL) Mentorship Program is a mentorship program created by the PA Action Coalition's Nurse Diversity Council (PA-NDC) in partnership with Lincoln University's Department of Nursing to bolster Lincoln’s nursing students’ capacity to be successful in nursing school and in their transition to professional nursing practice.

On April 6, 2022 the PA-ACCEL Mentorship Program planned an all-day virtual event to increase nursing students' confidence in their professional development and readiness to succeed in their transition to the nursing profession. 

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

9:00 - 10:30 AM 

LEAD Professional Development Presentation

*Lincoln University Nursing Students ONLY

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Peer Mentoring

*Lincoln University Nursing Students ONLY

12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH
5:00 - 6:30 PM 

NBNA Men's Health Committee - Virtual Panel

*OPEN TO ALL NURSING STUDENTS

LEAD Professional Development Presentation

  • The LEAD Professional Development is an innovative program created by Villanova University's M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing for nursing student career development. This session prepared students to be accountable for their career path and increased their proficiency through experiential learning activities. Students learned about professionalism, strategic career mapping, interview success tips, networking, and more! This session also included a networking activity in a “speed dating” format. Students had the opportunity to practice their elevator pitches with faculty and mentors.

Lincoln University Nursing Students ONLY

  • Presented by: 

Anne Fink, PhD, RN, CNE
Assistant Dean for College and Student Services
Director, LEAD Professional Development Program
M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, Villanova University

Peer Mentoring

  • This session was a chance for students to discuss and reflect on the topics presented during the LEAD Professional Development session. Students were divided into breakout groups. The PA-ACCEL Program Support Team facilitated the session and a couple of students were selected as Student Leads to guide the discussion among their peers.

Lincoln University Nursing Students ONLY

NBNA Men's Health Committee - Virtual Panel

  • This virtual panel featured members from the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) Men's Health Committee and was moderated by Barns Saint-Georges, a junior nursing student from Lincoln University. Panelists fostered a rich conversation about working in a predominantly female profession, discussed their interpretation of the term "male nurse", how they navigated a professional nursing career, and their hopes for the future of nursing.

OPEN TO ALL NURSING STUDENTS

  • Panelists:

Sheldon Fields, PhD, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Research Professor
Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University

Kendrick Clack, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner 
Crofoot MD Clinic and Research Center

C.J Marbley, MBA, RN
Chief Operating Officer
New Orleans East Hospital LCMC Health