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The American Association
of Nurse Attorneys

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Nursing Liability Coverage Workshop


1. Nurses on Boards Coalition: Leadership in Action

  • Presentation
  • Kimberly Cleveland, JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC; NOBC Chair-Elect

Presentation Objectives:

  1. Identify opportunities for nurses to lead in new environments across broad sectors and stakeholders.
  2. Identify resources nurse leaders can use to support adding board service to their CV/Resume.
  3. Identify resources nurse leaders can utilize to learn about board service.

2. Responding to Actions Against Nurses

  • Presentation
  • Kathleen Gialanella, Esq, RN, BSN, JD, LLM; Westfield, New Jersey
  • JoAnn Pietro, RN, Esq; Verona, New Jersey

3. Liability Coverage

  • Presentation
  • Eileen Talamante, Esq, RN, BSN; Goodman Allen Donnelly PLLC; Richmond, Virginia

4. Licensure Defense Panel

  • Cassandra Williams, LLM, JD, RN, CNOR; Warner Robins, Georgia
  • Charles Hartwell, JD; Dethlefs-Pykosh Law Group, LLC; Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Hahnah Williams, Esq, RN; Atlanta, Georgia

5. Standards of Care; Risks of Unsafe Staffing; Safe Staffing Levels Research/Report

6. Leadership Panel

  • Melanie Balestra, JD, NP, MN, BSN; Rancho Mirage, California
  • Edie Brous, BSN, MS, MPH, JD, RN; East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Doris Carroll, BSN, RN-BC; Holiday, Florida
  • Sara Frey, JD, BSN, RN; Washington State Nurses Association; Kingston, Washington
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