Diversity plays an important role in how you interact with your colleagues and patients. It requires a greater understanding of a variety of cultures in order to provide high-quality care across settings. Knowing how to work within a culturally diverse nursing workforce is essential to meeting the health care needs of the nation and reducing the health disparities among minority populations. During this 90-minute on-demand webinar, you will learn how to:
Become an agent of cultural change to help ensure the right conditions are in place for you and your team to achieve your full potential.
Key Learning Outcomes
G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAANClinical professor and director, Office of Multicultural AffairsUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillNational League for Nursing board member
Alexander’s nursing career spans more than 21 years in the areas of public policy, advocacy, teaching, and health careers development with an emphasis on cultural diversity issues. At a national level, she has served on the AHA’s Workforce Commission, the board of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the National Quality Forum Nursing Care Performance Measures’ Steering Committee, as chairwoman of the AONE Diversity Council, and as a member of the AHA’s Leadership Circle of Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. She frequently speaks to groups across the country on the issues of the health care workforce, diversity, and strategic planning.
Karen HowardVice presidentEarly learning policyFirst Focus
Howard is the vice president for early learning policy at First Focus, an organization that advocates making children a priority in policy and budget decisions. Howard’s work involves advocating for policies that improve the health and education of children, particularly children living in poverty and children of color. Prior to First Focus, she was the director of policy for the Nurse-Family Partnership, a nurse home-visiting program, working on diversity and inclusion efforts to increase cultural responsiveness on behalf of the nurses delivering the program and the overall organization.
Marilyn Haynes-Brokopp, MS, RN-BCClinical associate professor and directorCenter for Professional Development and OutreachUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
A professional nurse since 1980 and a nurse educator since 1995, Haynes-Brokopp is an ANCC board-certified community and public health nurse. Her experience includes roles as a home health director, hospice director, quality improvement manager, interim director of the state of Oregon’s emergency medical services, and a state of Utah risk management consultant. She served as the project manager and codeveloper for HRSA grants, leadership groups, and programs for the UW-Madison School of Nursing. Haynes-Brokopp also served as codeveloper of the 2020 Healthiest Wisconsin State Health Plan.
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