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Nurse Incivility: A Leader's Guide

* 2.0 CE* Join us for a panel discussion from leaders in academia, clinical settings, and population health.

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Nurse Incivility: A Leader's Guide
Nurse Incivility: A Leader's Guide

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM


About the Event

-How did we get here? 

-How can we get along? 

-What is psychological safety? 

-Team building 

-Foster a civil environment

Meet your host:

Dr. Victoria Rondez Squier, DNP, MSN, RN, CNL, NE-BC, EBP-C, Practical Nursing Program Director - Unitek College, Reno Campus & Adjunct Professor - Charles R. Drew University, Los Angeles, CA. She earned her Masters's Degree and certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader from the University of San Francisco and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Liberty University. She is a board-certified nurse executive and an evidence-based practice expert. 

Dr. Squier now resides in Reno, Nevada, and is the Practical Nursing Program Director for Unitek College, Reno Campus. She also teaches Healthcare Organizational and Systems Financial Management online as a DNP Adjunct Faculty for Charles R. Drew University in Los Angeles, CA. Having come full circle, Dr. Squier is back in the field of academia bringing together her talents as an educator and her love for nursing to contribute her knowledge, insights, and expertise to the nursing profession.

Meet your panelists: 

LaNice Berry has had a lifelong passion for helping others and advocating for those in need. As a nurse leader, she has been able to combine this passion with her desire to make a difference and inspire others. LaNice is currently the Executive Director of Solid Tumor at City of Hope in Duarte, California. 

Her experience includes pediatrics, inpatient care, ambulatory care services, and education. LaNice is currently the President of the San Gabriel ACNL chapter, and stives to empower current and future nurses in their practice. Areas of focus for LaNice include diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and creating equitable access to care across the continuum.

Dr. Elizabeth Fildes is a Filipino-American nurse leader who demonstrates passion and sustained commitment to improving health outcomes of persons in the US and Philippines who suffer from tobacco use and addictions in all its forms. Her unique, systematic approach has included mobilizing nurses to provide education and therapeutic interventions to improve population health in direct support of the World Health Organization Framework  

Convention on Tobacco Control, was established to combat the global tobacco epidemic. 

Her progressive track record spanning almost three decades of addressing tobacco control as an educator, researcher, and international collaborator, reflects successful ventures to seed ideas for healthcare, public health, and policy stakeholders, secure significant funding, and bring cutting-edge programs to fruition through partnerships and empowerment of nurses. She has implemented programs that have had an impact on the individual, community, and country levels. Using lessons learned from establishing the Nevada Tobacco Users Helpline, she parleyed her policy experience into the more rapid implementation of similar programs in the Philippines. With faculty and student engagement to augment public health interventions, she applied solutions cross-culturally to make a significant impact on clinical services and educational curricula in two countries.

She received her BSN degree at the University of Santo Tomas School of Nursing, Manila, Philippines, her MA degree at Teachers College, New York, and her EdD at Loyola University, Chicago. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the International Nurses Society on Addictions, a Board-Certified Advanced Public Health Nurse, and a Certified Nurse Educator.

Dr. Vanessa Rojas DNP, MBA, RN  has been a licensed nurse since 2017. She attended Utah State University for her Associate of Science in Nursing degree and went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dixie State University. In 2019, she began a Doctor in Nursing Practice program with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track through Regis College. In December of 2022, she completed the program and will sit for her FNP boards through AANP in early 2023. She obtained her MBA-Healthcare from Western Governors University in 2021. Currently, she is attending Western Governors Univerity again to obtain her MSN-Edu degree.

Dr. Rojas has a nursing background in pediatrics, psychiatry, community health, and home health. She has also served as a healthcare leader in many capacities as a nursing supervisor, Director of Nursing, and Director of Risk Management and Performance Improvement and has utilized her leadership qualities to help facilities obtain TJC accreditation, develop policies, create a culture of safety, and promote nursing continuing education.

Currently, Dr. Rojas works as a nursing professor with VN and BSN students in Nevada. She is an active member of the American Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Technical Honor Society, and Nevada Nurses Association.

In her free time, she is an avid reader and podcast listener. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.

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