Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Ghandi

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Global Nursing Caucus Conference - UMass

Check out this interesting and informative conference being held at the University of Massachusetts, in Boston. 

Global Nursing Caucus has made it a mission to work at advancing the role of nursing in global health practice, education, and policy through advocacy,collaboration, engagement, and research. 

If you are interested please consider attending this two day conference where discussions will surround -
Nursing Education and Training Initiatives      
Skills for promoting health in resource constrained settings      
Partnerships and collaborations to advance health and the role of nursing 

Two keynote speakers, Toni Hays RN, PhD and Barbara Smith PhD, RN, FAAN will be engaging and empowering nurses in global health. Toni is the president of Regis College and has worked extensively on developing the Regis College Haiti Project. Barbara is a professor at the University of Maryland, School of Nursing. She has worked on many international nursing projects and research studies and is currently the principle investigator in a study Assessing Risk of Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens among Health Care Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Registration Fees:
Attendee:  $150 after October 1
Student rate:   $75 after October 1

Please click HERE for the conference schedule
To register please click: REGISTER NOW

Scholarship Information:
A limited number of student scholarships are available.  To apply for a scholarship you must fulfill the following criteria:
            - Student actively enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate nursing or public health program, in good standing
            - Demonstrated interest in global health
            - Willing to volunteer and help at the conference
            - Have a professor send an email (from their school account) attesting you fulfill the above criteria. 
Please send an email to with the subject line “Conference Scholarship Application”; include a short description of your interest in the GNC Conference.  Applications are due by October 10th, 2012.