Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Illinois Wesleyan University 
1312 Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

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Joanne Buckley 
Illinois Nurses Foundation 
779-529-2012 ext 201 

2018 - Implementing Successful Public Health Nursing Academic Practice Partnerships 

The Illinois Public Health Nurse/PHN Academic-Practice Partnership Workgroup invites you to a day of interactive workshops designed to provide tangible tools to both develop and sustain academic-practice partnerships in the public health and community health settings. 

When: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
09:30am – 4:00pm
Where: Illinois Wesleyan University
1312 Park Street
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Illinois Wesleyan University Campus Map: https://www.iwu.edu/map/


The workshop topics stem from the 2017 PHN conference evaluation.  Snippets and planning tools will be presented in an interactive fashion.  Topics include: advocacy-story telling-strengthening the nursing workforce, organizing to write for publication, raising awareness in the public health arena, measuring for success. Strategies will be explored for use in Illinois as we work to build healthier communities in a changing public health system. 

Participants will hear from local and national experts, exploring opportunities to build healthier communities, innovative partnerships that benefit the nurses, students, public health nursing as a practice, and the community. Who should attend: all nurses and leaders working in public health, community health clinics or centers and all faculty working in nursing education.  We encourage existing and newly formed academic-practice partners to attend as a team for enhanced learning.

Due to the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Illinois Nurses Foundation, the Public Health Nurse Workgroup is able to offer this conference at no charge to a limited number of faculty currently teaching in public health nursing and public health leaders in the community setting.  We will hear from local and national experts, and will explore innovative public health nursing academic-practice partnerships.

This activity will be submitted to the Ohio Nurses Assocation for approval to award contact hours. Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses CredentialingCenter's Commission on Accreditation.