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Policymakers to Lead Seminar on Advocacy and Empowerment for Nurses and Nursing Students

November 18, 2010


A free seminar, “Advocacy and Empowerment: A Training Seminar for All Nurses and Nursing Students,” will provide insights into policy considerations involved in the new health care law, how these are being dealt with by lawmakers, and how nurses can be effective in helping to shape a system that can deliver on the broad access and best outcomes for patients.

The event, co-hosted by the University of Maryland School of Nursing and by the Maryland Nurses Association, is being held at Bowie State University, a central location that is easily accessible to nurses and nursing students. The half-day program includes a panel of key lawmakers, an overview on the recent Institute of Medicine report on the future of nursing, and presentations to strengthen nursing advocacy and give nurses a window into the thinking of key policymakers.


Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010; 1-4:30 p.m.


Bowie State University, Center for Learning and Technology 
14000 Jericho Park Rd., Room 102
Bowie, MD 20175


U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, JD, keynote speaker; Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam; Del. James Hubbard; Frances Phillips, MHSA, RN, deputy secretary for public health, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH); Wendy Kronmiller, JD, assistant secretary for regulatory boards, DHMH; Ann Mech, JD, RN, assistant professor and coordinator, legal affairs, University of Maryland School of Nursing; and Andrea Brassard, DNSc, MPH, RN, ANP, strategic policy advisor, Center to Champion Nursing in America.


Jillian Aldebron, 410-706-7253 or 443-845-9852