New Textbook Aims to Close Gaps in LGBTQ Health Curriculum in Medical Schools

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.

Building a Strong Mind, Body, and Spirit Together Through the Native Nations Nursing Summit 

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.

First Students Graduate from Native American Recruitment and Retention Program

Just two years after launching a new project designed to increase the number of Native American nurses in the workforce, the School of Nursing has graduated two students, Brianna Boston-Kemple and Alexandra DeSautel, from the Success Through Recruitment/Retention, Engagement, and Mentorship (STREAM) program.

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.

Conference Highlights Connection Between Improved Health and a Diversified Workforce

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.