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Nursing Summit – Time for Change – Using Your Voice to Advocate Beyond the Bedside
September 30 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm$135
The volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity ushered in by the COVID-19 Pandemic has laid bare pre-existing public health inadequacies and nursing workforce issues. The result has been an uneven implementation of public health measures like masking, social distancing, vaccinations, and increased pressures on nurses with higher patient acuity, higher patient – nurse ratios, vacancies in nursing units due to early retirement, other jobs, and delays in the educational pipeline.
Adding to the stress is the loss of patients, and even their colleagues to the pandemic. Nurses are experiencing moral injury in these circumstances when they are being hailed as heroes while still not being heeded. This one-day conference led by nurse experts and leaders in advocacy, government, media, and board leadership will educate nurses on the value of their voices in the healthcare system and assist them to develop skills during break-out sessions to be heard by healthcare leadership, and legislators. This will prepare them to transform the acute and public health arenas using vision, understanding, clarity, and agility.
Outcomes for the day include:
1. Describe the unique skill set of nurses to serve as advocates
2. Discuss health-related legislative priorities in New York State
3. Identify opportunities for advocacy by nurses in media, on boards, and with legislators