Keynote Speaker: Chad O'Lynn, Ph.D., RN, University of Portland, OR
Bio Sketch Chad E. O'Lynn, Ph.D., RN, RA
is a registered aromatherapist and registered nurse. He is an assistant professor at the School of Nursing at University of Portland in Portland, OR
where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. O'Lynn received his bachelor's degree in Speech Communications from Portland State University and his master's and doctorate degree in nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University. He also received a doctorate in Health Administration from Kennedy-Western University and his aromatherapy certificate from Australasian (American) College of Health Sciences. He has been a clinician for over 20 years, primarily in neuroscience, adult health, and gerontology. His research interests include male caregivers, men in nursing school, and the dedicated education unit (DEU) clinical education model. In 2010, he spearheaded the development and launch of the DEU in long-term care settings. He has provided consultations on the DEU and presented nationally on the use of the DEU in long-term care.