Dean’s Lecture Addresses Nursing Shortage and African American Communities


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Posted: 9/16/2004


C. Alicia Georges,

Underscoring the growing role that information technology plays in the delivery of health care, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) and Eclipsys Corporation have signed a letter of intent to launch a unique academic partnership. The goals of the partnership: To increase the health care information technology competence of nursing graduates and to design new ways of delivering safe and efficient health care utilizing health care information technology.

Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, is pleased to announce a Dean’s Lecture featuring C. Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN. Dr. Georges will present The Impact of the Nursing Shortage on Quality of Life in African American Communities at the school on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 12:15 p.m.

Dr. Georges is an educator, practitioner, and community activist who has spoken throughout the United States, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. She currently lectures and coordinates the RN sequence at the Department of Nursing at Lehman College of the City University of New York. She was the fifth president of the National Black Nurses Association (1987-1991) and is currently the president of the National Black Nurses Foundation and the secretary-treasurer of the board of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB). Dr. Georges has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards for her continued work in nursing, health care, and the development of health, social, and public policies.