December 6, 2007


  1. -Kristine M. Gebbie, DrPH, RN
    Elizabeth Standish Gill Professor of Nursing
    Director, Center for Health Policy, Columbia University School of Nursing

Public Health Nursing - A National Perspective

  1. -Kerry Paige Nesseler, MS, RADM, USPHS
    Director of International Health Affairs
    Director, Office of Commissioned Corps Affairs Health Resources and Services Administration

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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.

The morning’s agenda featured an introduction and charge for the day from Kristine M. Gebbie, DrPH, RN, Columbia University and two inspiring presenters: Kerry Paige Nesseler, MS, RADM, USPH, is the Director of the Office of International Health Affairs and the Office of Commissioned Corps Affairs from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and Judy Gibson, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Consultant with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in the area of Tuberculosis prevention and control. The remainder of the event centered on the formation of four statewide workgroups, organized based on five state defined healthcare regions, assigned to discuss questions and give feedback regarding the advancement of public health nursing in New Jersey.


Topic: Tuberculosis Prevention and Control

- Judy Gibson, MSN, RN
Consultant, Division of TB Elimination
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Speaker Question and Answer Session