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Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton, VP & CNO of Cedars-Sinai, To Be Lead-off Speaker in National Healthcare Career Network’s Career Management Learning Series for Nurses

She Will Offer Advice on How Nurses Can Prepare for the Opportunities Ahead during Free Webcast on October 30, 2012 -- Accessible for 24 Hours

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nurses across all specialties and experience levels will have a rare opportunity to hear one of the nation’s top nurse leaders discuss what the future holds for their careers. Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer with Cedars-Sinai Health System & Research Institute, will be the lead-off speaker in the Take Charge of Your Nursing Career™ learning series produced by preeminent nursing associations of the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN).

In an interview with Dr. Phyllis Quinlan, RN, PhD, LNC, CEN, CCRN, Dr. Burnes Bolton will share her insights on opportunities for nurses to succeed in a rapidly changing landscape. Dr. Burnes Bolton served as Vice Chair of the committee that produced the Future of Nursing report, a joint effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine, Dr. Burnes Bolton will discuss key recommendations from the report, how nursing roles will continue to evolve, and how nurses can capitalize on what’s ahead.

According to Dr. Burnes Bolton, “Health care has never held more promise for nurses with the right combination of education, credentials and critical thinking skills. Prepared, ambitious nursing professionals will be empowered to shape and lead the transformation of health care throughout our country.”

A Nursing Career of Distinction & Contribution

Dr. Burnes Bolton began her career at Cedars-Sinai as a staff nurse in 1971 and has served in numerous roles at the medical center, including as chief nursing officer since 1994. Her research, teaching and clinical expertise includes nursing and patient care outcomes; improving the health of childbearing women; boosting nursing and organizational function and effectiveness; heightening health literacy and access across racial and ethnically diverse communities; and cultivating cultural diversity in the health professions.

She is a past president of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Black Nurses Association. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization for Nurse Executives, Association of California Nurse Leaders, National Black Nurses Association, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, and the National League for Nursing. She also is on the Board of Trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and serves as a Case Western Reserve University Trustee. In 2011, Dr. Burnes Bolton was named by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the nation’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare.

The National Healthcare Career Network’s managing director, Carol Barber, said, “We cannot imagine a finer lead-off speaker for our Take Charge of Your Nursing Career™ learning series than Dr. Burnes Bolton. She’s a proven advocate for the nearly 3 million professionals who comprise our nation’s nursing community. We encourage all nurses to listen in on her discussion in our free webcast on October 30th, which will be accessible anytime for 24 hours that day. All they need to do is register.”

About the NHCN’s Take Charge of Your Nursing Career™ Learning Series

Leading nursing societies of the National Healthcare Career Network, with support from major trade associations such as the American Hospital Association, have collaborated to produce a series of webcasts designed to help nurses with career management strategies. The webcasts are free to attendees and feature top nursing leaders offering practical insights and advice on career-related topics.

The organizations involved in this initiative are the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Association for Women’s Health, Obstetrics & Neonatal Nurses, Emergency Nurses Association, International Association of Forensics Nurses, American Assisted Living Nurses Association, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, National Alliance of Wound Care, and Infusion Nurses Society.

Registered attendees will qualify for 20% off their next purchase of Crocs® footwear and will become eligible to win a private session with Dr. Phyllis Quinlan, professional nursing coach.

National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN)
Carol Barber, 850-981-7295

Source: National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN)