NLN Creating Inclusive Environments

nln_logoHealth professional teachers must master novel techniques and strategies to make and maintain a racial, social, gender-diverse nursing labor force ready to provide excellent care to individual communities of varying backgrounds and sources across powerful, complicated wellness techniques.

As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) takes full effect with the start of the new year, nursing professionals must keep pace with the law’s inherent call for social understanding and inclusivity. For nurse teachers, that means mastering novel techniques and strategies to make and maintain a racial, social, gender-diverse nursing labor force ready to provide excellent care to individual communities of varying background scenes and sources across powerful, complicated wellness techniques. In keeping with this challenge, the National League for Nursing or NLN presents its 2014 Leadership Conference in Savannah, Georgia, Friday through Saturday, February 6-8: Academic Leadership Excellence: Developing Inclusive Environments.

NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, will open the conference on Friday evening with her talk: “Now Is the Time: Developing Inclusive Environments to Advance the Nation’s Health.” The next morning, following welcoming comments from the NLN’s president, Marsha Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, will provide the keynote address, “Integrating the Three Ds: Diversity, Differences, Social Determinants, Nursing’s Perspectives.” Dr. Villarruel is lecturer and Nola J. Pender Collegiate Chair at the University Of Michigan School Of Nursing. Throughout the three-day gathering, national experts will guide conference members in plenary sessions, panel conversations, and large classes to:

Explore inclusivity and its importance to nursing education and nursing care.

  • Understand the Affordable Care Act’s impact on nursing education’s role in preparing students to provide culturally competent care to different communities.
  • Take part in courageous dialogues about inclusivity.
  • Identify action techniques to develop a base for social due diligence and inclusivity in nursing teaching programs.

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