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.
Dr. John Lowe to Present 20th Littlefield Leadership Lecture
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.
UW Alumna Sadat Abiri’s Global Fight Against Mental Health Stigma
Sadat Abiri ’99, MSN ’10, MPH ’12 is a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner and a mental health advocate, particularly for immigrants and the homeless. Abiri is bringing leaders and psychiatrists from Africa to Madison to continue their conversation about dispelling mental health myths and stigma as well as to increase access to mental health care.
Hundreds Attend Inaugural LGBTQ+ Health Summit
The School of Nursing’s first annual LGBTQ+ Health Summit aimed to educate current and future providers to provide better care for LGBTQ+ patient populations as well as to inform community members about this population’s unique healthcare needs.
Outstanding Students Honored by School, Peers
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing honored five graduates with nursing pin awards during the Nurses Alumni Organization (NAO) Graduation Celebration and Pinning Ceremony on April 30.
The Invisible Providers
We know nurses are the largest segment of the healthcare workforce. So why don’t we see them in the news?
Recruiting Native Nurses, Improving Native Health Through the Native Nations Nursing Summit
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is one of several organizations hosting a one-day Native Nations Nursing Summit in Menominee as part of an ongoing effort to increase the number of Native nurses in Wisconsin, particularly in American Indian communities. Currently, Native American populations experience significant health disparities compared to the U.S. population as a whole.
Public Health Is Community Health
The United States Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, visited the School of Nursing to deliver the 19th Littlefield Leadership Lecture, an annual speaking event that brings in a renowned nurse leader to share experiences and ideas to educate and inspire the Madison-area nursing community.
Nurses’ Alumni Organization Recognizes Outstanding Alumni
The Nurses Alumni Organization (NAO) recognized two alumni at its annual Homecoming brunch. Dr. Michelle Byrne, ’79, MS ’86 received the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award, and Elisha Smith ’14 received the 2017 Outstanding Badger Nursing Award.
AARP President-Elect to speak about building cultures of health for older adults
Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges, 2017 Littlefield Leadership Lecturer, delivered a free public talk, “Building a Culture of Health for Older Adults through Community Engagement,” at the UW–Madison School of Nursing.