Brittney Edwards, Marketing Coordinator
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Frontier Nursing University Hosts
3rd Annual PRIDE Diversity Impact Event:
Students and Alumni Unite to Focus on Increasing Diversity in Nursing
MAY 2013: Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is hosting its 3rd Annual PRIDE Diversity Impact Event on the FNU campus in Hyden, Kentucky, May 17-19, 2013. During this event, students, alumni, faculty and staff will unite for fellowship, networking and to participate in team building exercises, hear from key note speakers and participate in open discussion forums related to increasing diversity in nursing and midwifery.
This year’s PRIDE Diversity Impact Event will include sessions led by FNU President and Dean Susan Stone as well as keynote speakers, Maria Valentin-Welch, CNM, MPH and Mona Newsome Wicks, PhD, RN, FAAN. Maria Valentin-Welch serves as State Maternal Health Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. She also chairs the Midwives of Color Committee (MOCC) and the Friends of MOCC and Ethnic Diversity Caucus for the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Mona Newsome Wicks is an instructor at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and also a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow.
The annual Diversity Impact Event is planned as part of FNU’s PRIDE Program (Promoting Recruitment and Retention to Increase Diversity in Nurse-Midwifery and Nurse Practitioner Education), which was established to address the need to increase diversity within the nursing and midwifery workforce. The ultimate goal of the PRIDE Program is to recruit and retain qualified underrepresented students in our graduate school of nursing who will meet the health care demands of an increasingly diverse population. The PRIDE Program seeks to partner with institutions around the country to provide advanced practice nursing to students who may not otherwise have access to graduate level programs in their area.
The PRIDE Diversity Impact Event will take place on FNU’s campus located at 195 School Street, Hyden, Ky. Learn more about the event at www.frontier.edu/DiversityImpact.Keynote presentations will be available via live stream.
The PRIDE program is funded in part by a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant. Learn more about PRIDE at www.frontier.edu/PRIDEprogram.
About Frontier Nursing University:
FNU is a graduate school of nursing located in Hyden, KY, which offers distance education programs for nurses to obtain a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with specialty tracks for nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioner and women’s health care nurse practitioner certifications.