“I’ve been called a catalyst before and I believe that I am one. Challenge the status quo in constructive ways so you can achieve results in the system,” says Rachel Azanleko-Akouete, a recent graduate of the master’s in public health program at UW–Madison and BSN alumna. “We really need to inspire that next generation of researchers and public health nurses.”
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.