News Nursing Entrepreneurship is Focus of Hartwick’s Spring 2024 O’Connor Chair Lecture

February 7, 2024

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, the Hartwick College School of Nursing will present the spring A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Chair Lecture in Slade Theatre, Yager Hall. The lecture titled “Nurse Entrepreneurs – All the Places You Can Go” will feature a panel of four nurse entrepreneurs who will discuss their respective nursing journeys and the path that led them to success.

Guest Panelists

Judith Harding-Staelens holds multiple influential positions, including as a registered nurse (RN), licensed nursing home administrator, and owner of both skilled and assisted living facilities. Beyond these roles, Harding-Staelens also serves as the clinical director of operations for Elemental Management, where she oversees various clinical operations, ensuring the highest level of quality care is delivered to patients.

Susan Carleo, RN, LNCC, owns Carleo Legal Nurse Consulting in Syracuse, NY. Carleo formed this independent practice in 2007 to assist attorneys with medical malpractice cases. Carleo has over forty years of expertise in medical-surgical, emergency room, obstetrics and
post anesthesia care.

Morgan Ash is a family nurse practitioner specializing in cardiology and aesthetics. Ash has over a decade of intensive care unit (ICU) nursing experience in various facets of bedside nursing. In her current role as a nurse practitioner in cardiology, she sees patients in both the office and hospital setting, managing their various cardiac conditions. Ash was recently certified in administering Botox and travels as an aesthetics consultant in the Capital Region, helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals confidently in the comfort of their own homes.

Christina Bosworth is a registered nurse and board-certified nurse coach. Bosworth educates nurses on the infusion of holistic nurse philosophy into practice and what it means to experience holism as a nurse. Bosworth is an advocate, speaker, consultant and coach and intends to revolutionize the way we approach nursing practices so nurses experience more connection and joy in their professional life.

The O’Connor Chair Lecture, which is free and open to the public, is funded by the A. Lindsey and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation of Delhi, NY.

For more information, contact Geneen Bolton, academic affairs liaison to nursing, at or 607-431-4790.