April 11, 2011

UCLA School of Nursing dean to talk on ‘Career in Leadership’

The School of Nursing this week welcomes Courtney Lyder, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, who will present a talk titled “A Career in Leadership: Do You See What I See?” The event will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Room 140. A reception will follow in the cafe.

Lyder will speak about how to be a leader in the nursing profession, current nursing issues in California, men and minorities in nursing, and other topics. A Q&A will follow his talk. All students, faculty and others are welcome.

Lyder, who is also assistant director for academic nursing for the UCLA Health System, has focused on the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers in the elderly. He has researched the use of innovative technologies to help elders “age in place.” Lyder is the first African-American dean at UCLA and the first minority male to be a nursing school dean in the United States.

The event is co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins Men in Nursing and the Black Student Nurses Association. Previously, the Men in Nursing organization brought in Michael Bleich, dean of Oregon Health & Science University, to speak.

Lyder’s talk will be webcast live at webcast

For more information, contact Eric Ipsen at eipsen1@son.jhmi.edu.