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College of Nursing

Center for Nursing Leadership

Events Offered

2019 Annual Leadership Summit
 with Keynote Address by

Pam Cipriano 


President, American Nurses Association

Friday, March 29, 2019

NEW Location: COLUMBIA MARRIOTT, 1200 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201

Registration information will be available in January 2019.

The Center for Nursing Leadership's annual Leadership Summit is held in March and features state and national speakers discussing current and emerging issues in leadership, nursing, and healthcare. The Summit's morning session includes the graduation ceremony and leadership project presentations by the current class of Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellows.   

  • What? Daylong program to include Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Presentations by the 2018-2019 Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Development Program Fellows, graduation ceremony for the Fellows Class, a keynote speaker and additional leadership speakers/panelists
  • Where? Columbia Mariott,1200 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Who? Amy V. Cockcroft fellows and alumni, College of Nursing faculty, staff, alumni and students, as well as nurses and nurse leaders from a variety of settings.
  • Continuing Education: Contact hours awarded
  • Learn More about the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Development Program here. 


Viana McCown Lectureship

Friday, October 5, 2018, Columbia Metropolitian Convention Center

Viana McCown was appointed director of nursing at Columbia Hospital and advocated for the advancement of nursing in a four-year program. McCown conducted classes around the state to recruit RNs and encourage them to obtain their bachelor’s degrees. After her retirement in 1957, the Viana McCown Lectureship was established to continue her legacy of leadership throughout the nursing community. This annual event is held in partnership with Alpha Xi Chapter and the Center for Nursing Leadership and is traditionally held in the fall to coincide with USC homecoming.

  • Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC
  • Attendees: Cockcroft and College of Nursing alumni, faculty and students and statewide practicing nurses and nurse leaders

Mary Ann Parsons Lectureship

The Center for Nursing Leadership co-sponsors the Mary Ann Parsons conference held each year with the Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Xi chapter. 

  • Length: Daylong program
  • Location: Columbia and out of state
  • Continuing Education: Contact hours awarded 


The Center for Nursing Leadership is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.