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Nurses Leading Change to Advance Mental Health

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports staggering numbers of individuals and families impacted by these conditions, with nearly 10 million adults living with a serious mental illness. Nurses can play a critical role to improve the quality of care for patients and their families. The theme of this year's conference offered by the Wisconsin Center for Nursing, Inc. will address this important healthcare issue, and focus on Nurses Leading Change to Advance Mental Health. The goal of the conference is to strengthen the competency of nurses (in ALL settings—including students, educators, and leaders) for integrating mental health concepts to improve the outcomes for patients and their families across the lifespan.

Navigating the C's: Collaborative Care Coordination

Friday, June 12th, 2015

The tide of healthcare delivery is changing, and we need new skills to keep aoat! As care transitions to the community, eective care coordination depends on inter-professional collaboration. Nurses, healthcare leaders, and educators are invited to learn about innovative programs and approaches enhancing healthcare delivery in Wisconsin. The focus will be on managed care, behavioral health, governmental healthcare, long-term care, and the use of technology in care coordination.

Improving the Health of Wisconsin Communities

Monday, May 19, 2014

This conference is intended to provide an educational forum for nurses, health care leaders, educators, key stakeholders, and students to present the role of nursing as a critical element of the healthcare team to improve the health of ALL diverse Wisconsin communities.

Cultivating a Diverse Nursing Workforce

Monday, June 10, 2013

This educational activity will convene nursing leaders and colleagues to promote strategies that enhance diversity in the nursing workforce for the provision of quality and culturally competent health care for the people of Wisconsin.

Setting the Stage for Collaborative Education Care Professionals

Monday, June 10, 2013

The purpose of this conference is to provide an opportunity for nurses and other conference participants to identify innovative strategies based upon “The Future of Nursing: eading Change, Advancing Health” report to strengthen education and practice in Wisconsin.

Building the Future of Nursing in Wisconsin

May 2, 2011

The event marked the inaugural effort by WCN to develop a statewide plan for implementation of the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health in Wisconsin. In attendance were over 200 nurses from diverse settings at all levels of practice, includingducators representing 24 baccalaureate and associate degree nursing programs.