nursing schoolIn some parts of the developing world, health resources are at such a premium that a pregnancy isn't just a blessing but also a crisis. And access to healthcare can be a matter of luck and location. Such inequities are a driving force behind Nursing and Midwifery Leadership: An Rx for the Global Human Resources for Health Crisis, which will bring nursing leaders of the Johns Hopkins community together on Wednesday, March 5, to formulate a strategic plan to address global health resource shortages.

Nursing and Midwifery Leadership, hosted by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) and Jhpiego, will look at the role of global nursing leadership in ensuring a robust, competent health workforce in the developing world. Topics will include increasing quality education for nurses and midwives globally; ensuring that scopes of practice honor the full capacity of nurses and midwives; and improving nursing and midwifery representation in global leadership positions. The event will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Carpenter Room at the School of Nursing, 525 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore.

Presenters and facilitators include Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, and faculty members Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, Joan Kub, PhD, MA, PHCNS, BC, Beth Sloand, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Lori Edwards, DrPH, RN, APRN, BC, and Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Director of Professional Programs David Newton, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Coordinator Rachel Breman, and Center for Global Nursing Manager Kevin Ousman.

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  • Diverse representation of the Hopkins community including leadership, faculty, students, public health programmers and clinicians
  • Keynotes by Leslie Mancuso, President & CEO of Jhpiego, as well as Phyllis Sharps, Director of the Center for Global Nursing, JHSON
  • Remarks by Dean Davidson of JHSON
  • Special guests from Mozambique and Zambia Jhpiego offices

A reception will follow from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at Jhpiego, 1615 Thames St.

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