'Shaping the Future of Nursing' webinar series focuses on health outcomes

October 07, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State College of Nursing has announced a new webinar series, "Virtual Voices: Shaping the Future of Nursing." The series will focus on the contributions of nursing science in the areas of improving health outcomes, access to health services for marginalized communities, interdisciplinary service and research initiatives across Penn State and with institutions across the world, and more.     

The series, to be held virtually, will feature nursing faculty researchers and spotlight the relevant research topics they lead, and will be open to the public.

The first webinar will be held on Oct. 13 via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to join the live events, which will include question-and-answer sessions. 

To date, scheduled events include:

"COVID-19’s Impact on Higher Education"

Oct. 13, 7-8 p.m.  Register here.

Presenters: Lisa Kitko, associate dean for graduate education, associate professor, and Josiah S. Macy Jr. Faculty Scholar, and Kelly Wolgast, assistant dean for outreach and professional development, associate teaching professor, and director of Penn State's COVID-19 Operations Control Center

In an environment of rapidly changing conditions, both Penn State and the College of Nursing have had to cultivate a readiness to pivot quickly in order to meet the learning objectives and needs of students and the University community. Join us as faculty share how Penn State and the College of Nursing are managing for continued excellence in an environment of uncertainty.

"Best Practices in Healthcare for Sexual and Gender Minorities"

Nov. 10, 7-8 p.m. Register here.

Presenters: Oluwamuyiwa "Winnie" Adebayo, assistant professor; Cara Exten, assistant professor; and Britney Wardecker, assistant professor

Gender and sexual minorities continue to face health care disparities. In this webinar, faculty will share how nursing research advances health outcomes and access to care for these groups. 

"A Model for Justice, A Model for Care: Breaking Down the Barriers to Healthcare for Rural Sexual Assault Victims"

Dec. 10, 7-8 p.m. Register here.

Presenter: Sheridan Miyamoto, assistant professor and principal investigator for the SAFE-T Center at Penn State College of Nursing

Miyamoto’s research and work with the SAFE-T Center enhances sexual assault health care in rural and underserved areas by providing local hospitals with expert sexual assault nurse examiners via telehealth technology. Join us as Miyamoto shares how the center, funded in part by the Department of Justice, is developing a model of care that may be replicated in other states.

Additional events in this series

The "Virtual Voices: Shaping the Future of Nursing" series will continue through spring 2021. Keep up to date on future offerings by visiting the College of Nursing events calendar here.

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Last Updated October 07, 2020