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Center for Nursing Leadership Events

The Center for Nursing Leadership is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upcoming Events 

2023 Annual Leadership Summit: March 24, 2023

Keynote speaker: Erik Martin, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Norton Children’s, Louisville, Kentucky; President for the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL).


The Center for Nursing Leadership’s Annual Leadership Summit features state and national speakers discussing current and emerging issues in leadership, nursing, and healthcare. The Summit is a full day conference and includes a graduation and awards ceremony and leadership presentations by the graduating class of the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellowship.

Once again, the Center for Nursing Leadership is accepting nominations for outstanding nursing practice in (4) categories: Nursing Excellence, Nursing Leadership, Nursing Innovation and Nursing Education. The awardees will be honored at the 2023 Annual Leadership Summit on March 24, 2023. Please nominate one or more deserving RN by clicking the link below. 

Nursing Awards Nomination Form

Past Events 

The 2022 Annual Leadership Summit hosted keynote speaker Suzanne Miyamoto, the American Academy of Nursing CEO. The day featured Amy V. Cockcroft class of '21-'22 graduation and the introduction of the '22-'23 class. 

Leaders from across the state of SC reflected on the progress of nurses and welcomed the future of nursing.

Thank you to our panelists, keynote: Sue Hassmiller, and guest speaker: April Kapu 

The 2021 Annual Leadership Summit welcomed filmmaker, photographer and author Carolyn Jones as the keynote speaker. The conference hosted over 100 key leaders from across South Carolina. 


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