MONDAY 9:30-10:30 AM • 1 CE CREDIT

New Nurse Graduate Pipeline: Building perioperative practice

Vangie Dennis, MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, Executive Director of Surgical Services, WellStar Health System, Atlanta Medical Center Downtown & Atlanta Medical Center South

This session will describe the year-long collaborative work between nursing practice and the school of nursing. The goal of this collaborative was to develop a nursing curriculum for all BSN students that includes a comprehensive clinical rotation program through all areas of perioperative services.

Vangie Dennis is the executive director of WellStar Atlanta Medical Center and Atlanta Medical Center South located in the metropolitan area of Atlanta. Vangie is on the board of directors for the Laser Institute of America, the chair for the National Certification on Lasers, board of directors for AORN National, president of the NW AORN Chapter, treasurer for the Georgia Council of Nurses and committee representative for the American National Standards Institute. She is named in Strathmore’s Who’s Who and the recipient of the 1996 Nursing Excellence Award from the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. She was awarded the 2011 R. James Rockwell Jr. Educational Achievement Award and the 2011 AORN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Clinical Nursing Education.

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