H 11 The Global Nurse Program: Innovative Framework for Excellence in Global Nursing Practice

Wednesday, 1 August 2012: 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Description/Overview: The Global Nurse Program (GNP) is a comprehensive and multi-prong strategy launched at a Tertiary Academic Medical Center to mitigate some of the challenges of globalization, and to maximize nursing contribution in the advancement of excellence in healthcare. Activities of the program are designed to improve health equity, promote culturally competent care and engage communities at local, national and international levels for nursing excellence. Nursing commitment to ensuring healthcare excellence is not new, nor limited by geographical boundaries. However, the challenge has been the lack of frameworks that facilitate collaboration for nursing excellence, create value-added partnerships, and foster coordinated multi-country engagements on issues affecting patients and nurses. Additionally, effective programs that simultaneously address the local, national and international needs of patients and providers are scant. Recognizing that nursing has a unique leadership role for improving global health, the GNP was established. This symposium will describe the structure and process for launching and sustaining an all-inclusive program to promote nursing excellence at a global level. It will highlight the role of leadership in the programís success. Activities and outcomes of the GNP will be shared with participants to demonstrate the GNP as an innovative and valuable framework for nursing to improve equity, provide culturally appropriate care and deliver nursing excellence for all citizens of the world.
Learner Objective #1: Describe the Global Nurse Program as an innovative framework for promoting excellence in global nursing practice
Learner Objective #2: Discuss how the Global Nurse Program has promoted nursing excellence through leadership, cultural competency, and engagement of local, national and international communities.
Moderators:  Teresa M. A. Lewis, RN, GradDip, (Mid), Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, CQ University, Queensland, Australia
Symposium Organizers:  Rita K. Adeniran, DrNP, RN, CMAC, NEA, BC, Department of Nursing Education & Development, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Global Nurse Program: A Nurse Leader's Innovation for Promoting Excellence

Rita K. Adeniran, DrNP, RN, CMAC, NEA, BC
Department of Nursing Education, Innovation and Professional Development, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Victoria Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN
Department of Nursing, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Kathleen Burke, PhD, RN, CENP
Penn Medicine Center for Innovation and Learning, Philadelphia, PA
Pamela Mack-Brooks, MSN, CRNP
Womens Health, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA



Comprehensive Educational Strategies to Promote Cultural Competence and Nursing Excellence

Rebecca Stamm, MSN, RN1
Theresa David, MSN, CRNP2
Sakinah Wade, BSN, RN2
Rita K. Adeniran, DrNP, RN, CMAC, NEA, BC3
(1)Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
(2)Nursing, Hospital of The University Of PA, Philadelphia, PA
(3)Department of Nursing Education & Development, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA



Community Engagement for Local and Global Nursing Excellence

Pamela Mack-Brooks, MSN, CRNP
Womens Health, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Victoria Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN
Department of Nursing, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Rita K. Adeniran, DrNP, RN, CMAC, NEA, BC
Department of Nursing Education & Development, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Theresa David, MSN, CRNP
Nursing, Hospital of The University Of PA, Philadelphia, PA