Morningside College nursing professors give podium presentation at national conference

Apr 23, 2019

Two Morningside College nursing professors recently gave a podium presentation at a national conference, the 2019 Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Summit: Leading Quality Improvements Through Evidence and Innovation in Tampa, Fla.

The conference was sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The podium presentation was described as the association’s version of a Ted Talk.

Jackie Barber and Dianna Sorenson gave a podium presentation on the "Use of a Non-Traditional Complex Care Setting for Practicum Experiences to Enhance CNL Role Development: The Case for Long-Term Care Settings” based on their experience teaching master’s-level nursing students at Morningside College.

Barber is dean of the Nylen School of Nursing at Morningside College. A member of the Morningside College faculty since 1997, Barber has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Morningside College, a Master of Science from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and a doctorate in education from College of Saint Mary in Omaha. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Clinical Nurse Leader.

Sorenson has been a professor in Morningside’s graduate nursing program since 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University in Brookings, a Master of Science in Nursing from Montana State University in Bozeman, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota, and a doctorate in clinical nursing research from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Clinical Nurse Leader.