About the Nursing Workforce Diversity Conference
The annual Nursing Workforce Diversity Conference 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 February event includes a keynote, breakout sessions, and career fair with Wisconsin-based employers committed to diversifying their nursing workforce.
Health Equity in Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Thank you for attending the 4th Annual Nursing Workforce Diversity Conference held February 26, 2020.
“Building connections is a priority for us. The School of Nursing and Wisconsin healthcare systems can and must work together to attract more diverse individuals to nursing and keep them in practice.”Dean Linda Scott, PhD, UW–Madison, School of Nursing
The 2nd Annual Nursing Workforce Diversity Conference on February 7, 2018, explored ways to deliver more culturally congruent care, strategies for employers that want to recruit and retain diverse nurses, and how the school’s holistic admissions process will diversify future nursing classes. A career fair connected students and job-seeking nurses with more than 20 area employers and community organizations that are actively hiring.
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.
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 in April, 2022.
The Native Nations Nursing Summit, held in November, focuses on educating nurses about the public health needs of Wisconsin Native communities while highlighting the use of an integrated team model in healthcare. "Resilience and Native Nursing in the Age of COVID-19," the 6th annual summit, took place online November 19, 2020.
“This conference and the conversations it advanced are vital for diversifying the workforce and helping to embed diversity and equity frameworks into healthcare systems.”Dr. Mel Freitag, diversity officer, UW–Madison School of Nursing
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.