Angela Barron McBride, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, spoke at the fall Pinnacle Lecture Series, a Connell School program that brings recognized nursing leaders to Boston College each semester to address issues at the forefront of health care today.
In her talk “Orchestrating a Career for Leadership,” Dr. McBride discussed leadership in its purest form with strategies helpful for sustaining career optimism. She also outlined the five career stages one should take in order to be a leader in their chosen field as well as the mentoring needed for each stage. The talk was aimed at getting those in the audience to accept their own leadership.
Angela Barron McBride, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is distinguished professor and university dean emerita at Indiana University School of Nursing. A member of the Indiana University Health board, she chairs the board’s committee on quality and patient safety.
Dr. McBride served as president of Sigma Theta Tau International from 1987 to 1989 and of the American Academy of Nursing from 1993 to 1995. The academy named her a Living Legend in 2006. She has been a member of the Institute of Medicine since 1995.
McBride directs the John A. Hartford Foundation’s Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Program leadership conference, and chairs the national advisory committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Nurse Faculty Scholars Program. Her latest book, The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders, won the 2011 prose Award for outstanding professional and scholarly publishing in the Nursing and Allied Health category. Indiana University awarded her its President’s Medal for Sustained Academic Excellence in 2012.
The next Pinnacle Speaker, Lee Woodruff, Co-author of In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing with her husband, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, who was critically injured in Iraq in 2006., will be visiting Boston College on April 10, 2013.