2015 Nurses for Wisconsin
June 11-12, 2015
School of Nursing
Signe Skott Cooper Hall
Photo: Awardees, nursing program dean, conference organizers and keynote speaker, Dr. Juliann Sebastian gather in the atrium.
More photos available on Flickr.
The first Nurses for Wisconsin Learn.Teach.Lead conference was held on the UW-Eau Claire campus on October 9 and 10, 2014 at Davies Student Center and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Fifty (50) individuals from all four project campuses were in attendance; of these, twenty-seven (27) were Nurses for Wisconsin fellows or faculty loan repayment participants. The other participants included the program deans, nursing program administrators and faculty. Conference sessions featured career planning with Rachel Schiffman, PhD, RN, FAAN, a dean’s roundtable which allowed the deans to interact with participants, and a panel of faculty members who provided suggestions on how to succeed in academia. The highlight of the conference was the keynote address by CEO of the National League for Nursing, Beverly Malone PhD, RN, FAAN.
The Nurses for Wisconsin project also provided funding for educational conferences organized around the academic and career needs of the fellows and faculty loan repayment participants.
The second conference was held on June 10 and 11, 2015 at the School of Nursing, Signe Skott Cooper Hall, UW-Madison. This was a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of newest nursing school buildings in the nation, and the fifty-nine (59) conference participants were excited to be in the space. Project Coordinator, Dr. L. Elaine Wendt and the project liaisons planned a wide variety of sessions, opening with a keynote by American Association of Colleges of Nursing President-Elect, Juliann Sebastian, PhD, RN, FAAN. Several sessions highlighted best practices in simulation and active learning. An emphasis on how teaching and learning is encouraged within new building was described during tours of the state-of-the-art facility. Video conferencing technology connected Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN who presented “Writing for Publication and Your Role as a Nurse Educator.” Jeremy Miner, Director of Grants and Contracts for UW-Eau Claire, discussed grant writing for the National Institutes of Health and Rachel Schiffman, PhD, RN, FAAN presented both a follow-up and introductory workshop on career mapping. The deans along with Dr. Sebastian again participated in a roundtable, and attendees had another opportunity to speak to program administrators and faculty during a speed dating-like session, entitled “Around the System in 40 Minutes.” Participants found the sessions and informal interactions supported their transition to the nurse faculty role.
The third Nurses for Wisconsin Learn.Teach.Lead conference was held on the UW-Milwaukee campus June 9 and 10, 2016 at the College of Nursing. Fellows and faculty from five UW campuses participated. The conference kicked off with remarks from Barbara Nichols, DNSc (hon), MS, RN, FAAN with a focus on diversity The following conference session focused on time management and aligning professional and personal goals. A roundtable followed and nursing leaders from UW nursing programs fielded questions from the audience. Friday's conference event was a 5-hour writing workshop. For complete conference details, please view the brochure.
2014 Nurses for Wisconsin
October 10-11, 2014
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Photo: Keynote speaker, Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO, National League for Nursing, addresses the awardees during the conference.
Photos available on Flickr.
2016 Nurses for Wisconsin
June 9-10, 2016
College of Nursing
Photo: Nursing Leadership Roundtable members Dr. Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Dean Sally Lundeen, Dean Linda Young, and Dr. Barbara Nichols.
More photos available on Flckr
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