Call for articles – N21: Nursing in the 21st Century
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – May 1 @ 5:00 pm

Open call for articles for Issue 5, The Patient Takes the Lead.
N21 (Nursing in the 21st Century) is a peer-reviewed, practice-oriented journal published twice a year by Hudson Whitman/ Excelsior College Press. To view issues or to learn more about submitting an article, visit our website:



School of Nursing Annual Educational Institute: The Power and Empowerment of Nursing
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Sponsored by the Excelsior College School of Nursing, The Kinsinger Institute for Nursing Excellence, The Tau Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, and Albany Medical Center.

The Power and Empowerment of Nursing

Informing nurses on nursing empowerment, innovations, and initiatives in nursing

Who should attend

Nurse educators, nurse administrators, and interested graduate nursing students.

Keynote Speaker

Helen R. Connors, PhD, RN, Dr PS (Hon), FAAN, E. Jean M. Hill Professor, University of Kansas School of Nursing and Center for Healthcare Informatics

Description of Event

Keynote speaker Dr. Helen Connors will address nursing empowerment and innovations in nursing education and practice. Poster sessions and podium presentations will follow during the course of the day.

Visit the event website for more info & to register

Webinar: Boardroom Implications Regarding Cybersecurity & Cyber Liability Insurance
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cyber security has risen to the top of the list of risks faced by companies and organizations of all sizes in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. No one is immune and protecting against cyber security risks has taken a critical place as one of the board’s most crucial responsibilities. Without board oversight and a corresponding risk management protocol, organizations could face disruptive or catastrophic losses that threaten their very existence. This webinar will shed the light on this situation and will review suggestions for risk management including a review of Cyber Liability Insurance.

Presenter: Steve Lobel

As an entrepreneur, Steve Lobel spent his formative years starting and growing several business ventures. For the last 18 years he has been Vice President at Anchor Agency, Inc., a full service independent insurance agency in Albany, NY. Since the early days of the internet, Steve has specialized in insurance products and services that address the complex and rapidly changing risks associated with E-commerce and Information Technology. He has developed a holistic suite of services designed to enable both start-up and mature businesses to manage risk and function effectively in the electronic age. His specialties include: Cyber Liability, Errors & Omissions, Professional Liability, Alternative Energy, and other niche markets. He has attained the professional designation CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor).

The National Cybersecurity Institute is an (ISC)2 Global Academic Program Member and an authorized (ISC)2 CPE provider.

This webinar qualifies for 1 CPE credit from IAPP.

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Webinar: Social Media and Law Enforcement
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

While the use of technology grows as both a resource for law enforcement to educate and as an outreach tool, it is also a source for criminals to obtain private information through open sources such as Facebook®, Twitter™, and blogs. Terrorist groups are using social media to reach multinational audiences in order to spread their ideology, target disenfranchised youth, and encourage domestic terrorism.

Learn about the challenges and the ways local, county, and state law enforcement have used social media as an education and crime fighting tool to combat terrorism in their communities.

Presenter: Bray Barnes

Bray Barnes founded Security Evaluation and Solutions Group, LLC (SESG) to meet a critical homeland security need: specialized services in education and training, emergency management preparedness and planning, and intelligence analyst training. A U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, Barnes has nearly 40 years of legal and law enforcement experience. Most recently, Barnes served as member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Focus Group, as an adjunct professor and course developer for Ocean County College, and as a member of the institution’s Presidential Leadership Team.

Before arriving in academia, he served as director (Senior Executive Service) for DHS, and during the tenure of President George W. Bush, he was nominated and appointed to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on the Performing Arts, The Kennedy Center. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Seton Hall University School of Law.

The National Cybersecurity Institute is an (ISC)2 Global Academic Program Member and an authorized (ISC)2 CPE provider.

This webinar qualifies for 1 CPE credit from IAPP.

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Webinar: Introduction to Cybersecurity: Mobile & Wireless Security
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Mobile devices are uniquely susceptible to security risks since they are always on and accessible. They also provide several means of communication and connectivity through text and multimedia messaging, voice, cellular networks, and wireless connectivity using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections.
Wireless networks and mobile devices work together. All computer networks are designed to allow various points within the network to communicate with each other and share information. A network can be as simple as one or two computers with printers, scanners or other devices or as complex as the Internet with millions of connected devices.

This webinar will examine mobile security and wireless network security threats. Attendees of the webinar will also learn how to successfully mitigate these threats. This webinar is the seventh in a series of eight webinars discussing the fundamentals of cybersecurity (Cybersecurity 101).

Presenter: Derek Smith

Derek Smith is responsible for the development and coordination of cyber security initiatives at the National Cybersecurity Institute. Formerly, he has worked for a number of IT companies including Computer Sciences Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton. Derek spent 18 years as a special agent for various government agencies and the military. He has also taught business and IT courses at several universities for over 20 years. Derek has served in the US Navy, Air Force and Army for a total of 24 years. He completed an MBA, MS in IT Information Assurance, Masters in IT Project Management, and a BS in Education.

The National Cybersecurity Institute is an (ISC)2 Global Academic Program Member and an authorized (ISC)2 CPE provider.

This webinar also qualifies for 1 CPE credit from IAPP.

Register now: