6th Annual Summit
About the Native Nations Nursing Summit
Held annually in November, the summit focuses on educating nurses about the public health needs of Wisconsin Native communities while highlighting the use of an integrated team model in healthcare. The event includes information about pathways to the profession for middle and high school students, career advancement opportunities within nursing, and continuing education for RNs and advanced practice nurses. Continuing education credit is available.
“Our goal is to make sure every student walks away from this event feeling enthusiastic about becoming a nurse and equipped with a plan to achieve their goals.”Dr. Mel Freitag, diversity officer, UW–Madison School of Nursing
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.
More Diversity & Inclusion Events
Join our health science community for a series of free workshops and conversations focused on topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion that deeply impact our work and our practice. This series returns in the 2020–2021 academic year.
Held each February, the Nursing Workforce Diversity Conference and career fair connects nurses, nursing students, healthcare employers and educators in order to develop more inclusive healthcare systems that welcome diverse nurses and enable them to succeed and thrive.
The LGBTQ+ Health Summit educates and activates the health sciences community on LGBTQ+ health, creating new pathways to serve LGBTQ+ communities. The next summit will take place as an online event April 9, 2021.
“Through our collaboration with Native American Center for Health Professions, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Tribal communities and other Tribal organizations, we have come to realize that Native communities value healthcare that combines traditional American Indian healing with western medicine.”Audrey Tluczek, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor, School of Nursing, and conference coordinator
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.