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Boise State Hosts National “Future of Nursing” Conference June 28-29

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 1:05 pm / June 28, 2017

Boise State University is hosting the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action June 28-29, an initiative that was launched with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP Foundation to support the future of nursing.

America’s 3.6 million registered nurses are vital to promoting health and ensuring everyone has access to high-quality care. The conference focuses on best practices moving forward in the areas of educating students on building a sustainable culture of health in their communities, how “health culture” can carry vastly different meanings for Americans, and how to build successful community partnerships to advance health goals.

The two-day conference features panels and talks given by Boise State’s College of Health Sciences Dean Tim Dunnagan, Richard Armstrong, director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, as well guest speakers from across the nation, including from the AARP Public Policy Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, among others. Representatives from local healthcare partners, including Saint Alphonsus Health System, Blue Cross of Idaho, the Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter and Supportive Services, and St. Luke’s Health Partners also are in attendance.

“This is the first time we’ve been asked to host this event and we’re honored,” said Dunnagan.