Linda Young, PhD, RN, CNE, CFLE, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, presented at the 2018 Nurses Day at the Capitol, March 1, 2018. Her presentation, The Nurse Faculty Shortage – Facing our Future, focused on the impact of the shortage and possible solutions. Her presentation was recorded and is made available by Wisconsin Eye at http://www.wiseye.org/Video-Archive/Event-Detail/evhdid/12266
In addition, Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Jodi Arriola, RN, DNP, CCRN and DNP student, Amanda Shimko, RN, BSN, NE-BC presented along with UW-Madison, DNP student, Megan LeClair-Netzel, BSN, RN their findings on nurses and workplace violence.
Nurses Day at the Capitol is organized by the Wisconsin Nurses Association and promotes the profession of nursing. It gives nurses in Wisconsin the opportunity to learn of current issues related to nursing and health care and provides them with tools to influence health policy affecting their practice at the state and local level. Nurses Day provides a venue for nurses to communicate and advocate with their legislators for better nursing practice, improved patient care and strong education programs.
This year over 800 nurses, nurse educators and nursing students from across the state attended.