UCF College of Nursing will kick off its inaugural Distinguished Lecture Series on Jan. 12 with the launch of its new online Executive Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program.

Donna Herrin-Griffith, senior vice president/administrator and chief nursing officer for Martin Memorial Health Systems in Stuart and a former president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, will discuss “Leading for the Future: Planning for the New Healthcare Environment.”

The lecture will be held at UCF College of Nursing from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 602 of University Tower. The college is in Research Park adjacent to UCF’s main campus. The free lecture is open to the public. Nurses will have the opportunity to earn one contact hour of continuing-education credit. Limited seating is available.

Funded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Endowed Visiting Distinguished Professorship, the lecture series will be hosted twice a year by the College of Nursing.

For more information, contact Diane Andrews at the College of Nursing, 407-823-3084 or Diane.Andrews@ucf.edu.