Each month during the semester, 10 Native American nursing students gather in Cooper Hall to share the highs and lows of the previous month. These gatherings are part of the Success Through Recruitment/Retention, Engagement, and Mentorship (STREAM) program.
Native Americans face some of the highest rates of health disparities and poverty in the country, inequities that indigenous health care expert Dr. John Lowe explored when he visited the School of Nursing to deliver the 20th Littlefield Leadership Lecture.
UW staff members helped create a new textbook designed to close gaps in knowledge about LGBTQ health. Diversity Officer for the School of Nursing Mel Freitag explains why gaps still exist for LGBTQ health curriculum and how the School of Nursing’s LGBTQ+ Health Summit helps educate providers.
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The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is proud to partner with the Ho-Chunk Nation to co-host the fifth annual Native Nations Nursing Summit in Baraboo, WI, on November 15 as part of an ongoing effort to increase the number of Native nurses in Wisconsin, and to address the unique public health needs of Wisconsin Native communities.
BSN students provided services for people with a broad spectrum of disabilities and practiced nursing skills in a new School of Nursing summer respite camp immersion course.
Free of charge and open to the public, the 5th Annual Native Nations Nursing Summit, “Building a Strong Mind, Body, and Spirit Together,” will focus on educating nurses about the public health needs of Wisconsin Native communities while highlighting the use of an integrated team model in healthcare.
“I’ve been called a catalyst before and I believe that I am one. Challenge the status quo in constructive ways so you can achieve results in the system,” says Rachel Azanleko-Akouete, a recent graduate of the master’s in public health program at UW–Madison and BSN alumna. “We really need to inspire that next generation of researchers and public health nurses.”
With support from the Friends of Littlefield, the UW-Madison School of Nursing offers the annual Littlefield Lectures as a way to highlight nurse leadership. The UW–Madison School of Nursing is proud to celebrate this milestone 20th lecture in 2019. Dr. John Lowe’s lecture will draw on his experience in research, consulting, and advocacy for health equity and culturally competent health care for Native Americans and Indigenous people globally.
For Uchenna Jones ’02, ’09, it’s all about family. As a labor and delivery nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, she helps start new families. And as the organizer of both the Madison Gospel 5K and the W1N Crew walking group and the co-founder of the Sole Sistas Run Madtown running group, she helps keep those families healthy.