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.

5th Annual Native Nations Nursing Summit

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.

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 Faculty to Address Native American Health Disparities

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, School of Human Ecology, and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies are assembling an interdisciplinary research team to work closely with Wisconsin Native Nations to address tribal health, environmental and social challenges. Three new faculty members will collaborate closely with tribal communities and Native organizations to identify needs and determine priorities while advancing science.

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.