May 23, 2007

9:00 - 9:30 -    Check-in/Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 -  Introduction and Program Overview and

                        Introduction to PHNX

                       Nancy Garvey

                        Kate Collier

10:00 - 11:45 - Panel: “Looking at Public Health Nursing”

                         Popuation based PHN Nursing

                        Flo Rice, EdD., RN

                         NJ PHN Data

                         Linda Flynn, PhD, RN - NJ Collaborating Center

                         Effective Supports for Nursing in LHD’s

                         Sharen Clugston - MSN, RN, BC

                         Carving a New Role for a PHN

                         Joy Spellman - MSN, RN

                         Education for the PHN role

                         Minnie Campbell, DNSc., RN

11:45 - 12:45 - Lunch

12:45 - 2:15 -   Public Health Nursing Exchange - “Case Studies”

                         Research for Policy at a LHD

                         Shu Chiang, BSN, RN

                         The Question and an Answer

                         Elizabeth Gallen, BSN, RN

2:15 - 2:30        Break

2:30 - 3:00 -      Open Discussion

3:00 - 3:30 -      Future Directions

BACK to 
he HRSA-funded New York-New Jersey Public Health Training Center (NYNJ PHTC), committed to fostering academic/practice collaborations that will strengthen the public health workforce, sponsored the Third Public Health Nursing Summits on December 6, 2007, in partnership with the New Jersey State Department of Health. These forums are designed to support development of a shared vision of the contribution that well-educated public health nurses can make to public health agencies, and the education that can prepare new graduates to make such contributions.

There have now been three Public Health Nursing Summits held in New Jersey.  These meetings have brought together senior public health nurses from local public health agencies, faculty responsible for teaching public health in baccalaureate nursing programs, and representatives of the State Department of Health, New Jersey State Nurses Association, the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Rutgers College of Nursing and the PHTC.