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Spring Nursing Conference at CCM with Donna Cardillo – the Career Guru for Nurses

The Future of Nursing one of the World’s Most Diverse Professions

Nursing is one of the world’s most diverse professions. Whether a novice or experienced nurse, there are many ways and places that nurses make a difference.  Celebrating the nursing profession and all it has to offer, County College of Morris will hold a spring nursing conference, ”Nursing – a Career for a Lifetime,” on Thursday, April 26, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., in the Student Community Center on its Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road.

The conference will examine the radical changes taking place in nursing and health care and the unique opportunities those changes offer nurses to take on larger and more pivotal roles.

Donna Cardillo, MA, RN, considered the “Career Guru of Nurses “and a blogger for and “Dear Donna” columnist at Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek, will open the session, speaking on the future of nursing. In that session, she will focus on:

  • What’s in store for the healthcare delivery system over the next 20 years
  • Why some nurses must reinvent themselves
  • How to identify transferable skills
  • Where the jobs will be in the next five years
  • How to get in shape to meet the challenges – and opportunities - of the future

The second session will allow participants to hear from experienced nurses working in variety of specialties.

In the closing session, “Position Yourself for Success,” Cardillo will cover how nurses can become vital players in a new healthcare market.  Participants will learn:

  • How to increase their own visibility
  • How to improve their professional image
  • How to boost their credibility
  • How to position themselves as experts
  • What it will take to stay competitive in a new healthcare market

Three contact hours will be awarded from the New Jersey State Nurses Association for the program. The cost is $69. To register, go to and select course number 28469. For more information, contact Gina Martino at or 973-328-5087.