166475 Participant Comments, Questions, and Discussion

Sunday, November 4, 2007: 6:10 PM

Nancy Shirley, PhD, RN , School of Nursing, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Jeanne A. Matthews, PhD, RN , Arlington County DHS, Public Health Division and Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, Arlington, VA
Derryl E. Block, PhD, MPH, RN , University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
Debra Gay Anderson, RN, PhD , College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Shirley A. Orr, MHS, ARNP, CNAA , Office of Local and Rural Health, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS
Rita Munley Gallagher, PhD, RN , Department of Nursing Practice and Policy, American Nurses Association, Silver Spring, MD
Presenter will facilitate a group discussion/review of baccalaureate education as the foundation for public health nursing. The panel will field questions from participants and solicit feedback on relevant issues the Quad Council should consider over the course of the next yea. This will include information that is released and disseminated on the state of baccalaureate education within public health nursing education, practice, research, and policy.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, attendees will have the ability to: Discuss the healthcare context and major issues surrounding baccalaureate education as the foundation for public health nursing practice. Propose strategies for increasing the collective power and visibility of public health nurses within both nursing and public health. Discuss future directions for public health nursing education, practice, research, and policy. Identify priorities for action related to educational preparation for public health nursing.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No
Any institutionally-contracted trials related to this submission?

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.