As the Affordable Care Act takes effect, health care professionals must keep pace with the law's inherent call for cultural sensitivity and inclusivity. NLN CEO Dr. Beverly Malone
Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 26, 2013
As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) takes full effect with the start of the new year, health care professionals must keep pace with the law's inherent call for cultural sensitivity and inclusivity. For nurse educators, that means mastering novel strategies and approaches to create and sustain a racial, ethnic, gender-diverse nursing workforce prepared to deliver outstanding care to patient populations of differing backgrounds and resources across dynamic, complex health systems. In keeping with this challenge, the National League for Nursing presents its 2014 Leadership Conference in Savannah, Georgia, Thursday through Saturday, February 6-8: Academic Leadership Excellence: Creating Inclusive Environments.
NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, will open the conference on Thursday evening with her talk: "Now Is the Time: Creating Inclusive Environments to Advance the Nation's Health." The next morning, following welcoming remarks from the NLN's president, Marsha Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, will deliver the keynote address, "Integrating the Three Ds: Diversity, Disparities, Social Determinants, Nursing's Perspectives." Dr. Villarruel is professor and Nola J. Pender Collegiate Chair at the University of Michigan School of Nursing.
Throughout the three-day gathering, national experts will guide conference participants in plenary sessions, panel discussions, and breakout workshops to:
Explore inclusivity and its relevance to nursing education and health care.
Understand the Affordable Care Act's impact on nursing education's role in preparing students to deliver culturally competent care to diverse populations.
Engage in courageous dialogues about inclusivity.
Identify action strategies to develop a foundation for cultural due diligence and inclusivity in nursing education programs.
Complete information about the 2014 NLN Leadership Conference, including registration, may be found here. Or you may contact Carrie O'Reilly at 202-909-2522.