CEO of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, ANEF, FAADN, FAAN, is CEO of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). As the CEO of OADN, Meyer and her organization are recognized for providing visionary leadership in nursing education and improving the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve. In October 2019, she was named to the American Academy of Nursing’s 2019 Fellows Class, garnering her the nation’s top honor in nursing. She currently serves on the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Advisory Council for Nurse Education and Practice, National Nursing Committee of the American Red Cross, American Association of Community Colleges Workforce Commission, Community College Baccalaureate Association Board of Directors, and Nurses on Boards Coalition Board of Directors. She holds numerous honors, including but not limited to the National League for Nursing Fellow in the Academy of Nurse Educators, Professor Emeritus Lewis and Clark Community College, Honorary Fellow in the Academy of Associate Degree Nursing, the Southern Illinois University Hall of Fame, and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award.

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A Clear Path Forward Must Exist for Those Who Can Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine and Those Who Cannot

In December 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two brands of the COVID-19 vaccine, produced by Pfizer and Moderna, for emergency use authorization. A third vaccine, made by Johnson and Johnson, received the same authorization in February 2021. With this authorization, and the ensuing nationwide vaccine rollout, millions of individuals across the nation...

An Insight from OADN’s CEO during the Pandemic

As the country has been faced with the Coronavirus Disease pandemic (COVID-19), the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) has stood steadfast in support of all nurse educators, nurses, and the entire healthcare workforce as they care for the ill and vulnerable. Nurses are resilient, reliable, and proven responders during infectious disease emergencies, providing safe,...
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The Employment Pipeline Must Keep Flowing to Protect the Future of Nursing

The adverse impact of COVID-19 on the country’s nursing workforce is continuing to emerge. As the global pandemic accelerated throughout March 2020, many hospitals canceled onsite training for nurses. While the rationale was to protect both students and patients from getting sick while also reserving PPE, which was in short supply, this also placed a...
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Washing your hands often is smart. Washing them correctly is even smarter.

One of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your co-workers is to wash your hands correctly.