Mar 30, 2016

Sustaining Diversity: Learning From Great Examples

March 30, 2016

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

America needs a nursing workforce that is as diverse as the country itself. That’s why the Campaign for Action supports efforts to recruit and prepare a nursing workforce that reflects the country’s many populations and so can better understand people’s needs. What can Action Coalitions do to build on their progress in this area and make sure that this work can be sustained? Learn from peers in New Jersey, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania about their success creating long-lasting and effective diversity programs.


  • Andrea Brassard, PhD, FNPBC, FAANP, Senior Strategic Policy Adviser, Center to Champion Nursing in America at AARP
  • Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, Assistant Professor. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Barbara L Nichols, DNSc (honorary) MS, RN, FAAN, State Implementation Program Coordinator, Diversity, Wisconsin Action Coalition
  • Cynthia Bienemy PhD, RN, Director, Louisiana Center for Nursing, Louisiana State Board of Nursing; Co-Leader, Louisiana Action Coalition; Alumna of the SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at ANA
  • Sarah Hexem, JD, Director, Pennsylvania Action Coalition; Policy Director, National Nursing Centers Consortium
  • Dawndra Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CNO, VP Patient Care Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, McKeesport; Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Action Coalition Nursing Diversity Council
  • Maria Torchia LoGrippo PhD, MSN, RN, Co-Director, RN-BSN Program, Rutgers University; Project Director, New Jersey Action Coalition


View a PDF of the webinar slides.