The Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) held their annual conference in Anaheim, California on February 5-8, where Dr. Mary Wickman was sworn in as president. Dr. Wickman serves as director of nursing at Vanguard University, leading the program for future health care workers.
Dr. Wickman has been actively involved in ACNL since 2006, and has been a committee member of the Member Experience Committee since 2012, and served as the past board representative and chapter liaison in a two year term.
The prestigious ACNL influences health policy, advances professional practice, and provides networking and progressive leadership development programs in order to influence the future of health care.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with nurse leaders throughout the state of California, advancing nursing professional practice, influencing health policy, and promoting quality health care in our rapidly changing health care system,” said Dr. Wickman.
Dr. Wickman served for 21 years in the Navy Reserve Nurse Corps and is a retired Captain. She has an extensive background in nursing education, both administratively and as a faculty member, with research expertise in nursing education, adolescent risk behaviors, substance abuse treatment, and managed care.
Dr. Wickman currently serves as director of nursing and professor of nursing at Vanguard University.