School of nursing

Dean saluted for outstanding service

Associate Dean for Equity Angela Richard-Eaglin was honored for her outstanding service to the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) at the annual conference in April. Her work made significant impacts in the NONPF organizational values of community, evidence-based practice, diversity, equity, excellence, and integrity. She has facilitated inclusive excellence, taught the application of cultural intelligence, intentionally cultivated and strengthened diversity, and implemented tools to advance equity in NP education. Her work also extends to strategies for best practices in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and commitment statements. During her first year, she was voted as chair-elect of the diversity group and led development and implementation of the three-part webinar series, “Eliminating Microaggressive Behaviors in Academia,” which was attended by more than 600 members. Following George Floyd’s murder, she was consulted to coauthor the board’s Commitment to Racial Justice statement. Her sustained contributions to NONPF led to her election as a board-member at-large, where she leads the diversity action item of NONPF’s strategic plan. 

Faculty, students attend conference

Associate Dean for Global Affairs and Planetary Health LaRon E. Nelson and Lecturer in Nursing Jennifer McIntosh led a group of 12 students, faculty, and staff to Tokyo to participate and present in the East Asia Forum of Nursing Scholars Secretariat (EAFONS), a conference organized by the University of Tokyo. Lead faculty for the Office of Global Affairs and Planetary Health Zhao Ni coordinated the group’s visit from the US. Six of the students successfully submitted abstracts to EAFONS’23, a program with more than 1,200 attendees. YSN students interacted with clinicians and nurse researchers from around the world while also representing the school’s values of collaboration and community. The YSN group was also selected to participate in the prestigious Spring International Program, which comprised an elite group of international nursing students and scholars. 

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