Deborah Trautman to Deliver Graduation Keynote Address

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04/23/2019 17:16

Dr. Deborah Trautman will deliver the keynote address to the graduates and family assembled at this year’s GW Nursing graduation ceremony May 16.

Dr. Trautman, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, will draw upon years of experience navigating the policy landscape as it applies to the practice and profession of nursing. Since assuming leadership of AACN in 2014, Dr. Trautman has been an outspoken advocate for nurses across the nation, and she will bring that expertise to her address to the assembled nursing graduates.

“Deb Trautman has a keen grasp of how shifts in health policy affect the practice of nursing across the nation and how nursing education can keep up with those changes,” said Dean Pamela Jeffries. “Her perspective as a nursing leader at the intersection of nursing education, practice and health policy will be invaluable to all of our graduating students. Having a national nursing leader deliver this year’s graduation keynote address is exactly the message we want to send.”

In addition to graduation ceremonies for the School of Nursing, the entire GW community will come together on the National Mall on May 19 for university-wide commencement, where Savannah Guthrie of NBC News will deliver the commencement address.