Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development, the Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health, and the Vanderbilt School of Nursing present
Nursing Leadership in Global Health
Developing Pathways for Effective Advocacy and Action
February 27-28, 2014 • Nashville, Tennessee
Welcome to NLGH 2014
The Nursing Leadership in Global Health Symposium will empower nurses and other health care providers to serve as leaders and agents of change to improve health in the global community. International experts will share their experiences and vision for expanding the role of nursing in shaping the policies and programs that impact the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Who should attend?
Those in attendance will represent nurses and other health care workers who cross generations, borders and widely divergent levels of expertise. Among them:
Persons who have extensive experience and knowledge of global settings
Persons working in the developing world struggling to elevate their education and skills to better care for patients
Persons who want to be involved in global health but have not yet had the opportunity or information to do so
The Symposium objectives are:
Discuss complex and competing forces that influence health of individuals and populations around the world
Identify challenges, barriers and solutions to increasing nurse leadership and local workforce capacity
Describe essential components for successful collaboration with traditional and non-traditional partners to impact policy
Cite pathways to effective advocacy and activism in improving health of patients and populations within their communities
We want to know which issues in global health nursing are most relevant to you. What questions do you have surrounding this topic? What aspects are most relevant to your work? Email nlgh2014@vanderbilt , subject line Topics for Discussion and let us know.