Debra Barksdale named AACN Wharton Fellow
Debra Barksdale, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, associate dean of academic affairs and Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at the VCU School of Nursing, was recently named an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Wharton Fellow. Barksdale completed the AACN Wharton Executive Leadership Program, a world-class enrichment program launched in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for top academic leaders in schools of nursing.
Using a competitive process, 30 academic nursing leaders were selected this year to participate in the AACN-Wharton program on August 7-10, 2017. Those selected represent a wide diversity of nursing programs, including large academic health centers, small liberal arts schools, public and private universities, rural and urban-based programs, and faith-based institutions.