On March 19, 2019, CACNN’s Millennial Speaker Bureau launched its first panel presentation. Angela Ackley*, MSN, RN; Ashley Benjamin**, RN and Antigoni Tzumakas***, BSN, RN provided a 60-minute presentation featuring their role and professional sites in rural health, long term care, and community case management practice. More than eighty nursing students preparing to graduate in May 2019 from Michigan State University’s Baccalaureate Nursing (BSN) program attended. Following the presentation, the students, enrolled in NUR 460, Leadership in Clinical Practice
, engaged in a question and answer period to learn about hiring, benefits of staffing at these practice sites, tuition forgiveness, and the supports established for new practitioners.
The Millennial Speaker Bureau is an outcome of the CACNN "Readiness for Practice" initiative with the goal to provide an example of alternatives to acute care practice attractive to young nurses. The speaker panel is comprised of Millennial-aged nurses in a variety of practice settings. Speaking engagements are currently being scheduled. Please contact CAHA at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in this group.
*Angela Ackley, MSN, RN is the Manager of the Emergency Department at Eaton Rapids Medical Center, a rural community hospital in Eaton Rapids, MI.
**Ashley Benjamin, RN is the Assistant Director of Nursing and Staff Development Coordinator at Holt Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Holt, MI.
***Antigoni Tzumakas, BSN, RN is a Nurse Case Manager providing community services to elderly individuals through the Tri-County Office on Aging.