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Nursing, Veterans, and PTSD
Michelle Obama with Penn Nursing, April 11, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will announce a major initiative by more than 150 of America's leading nursing organizations and more than 450 nursing schools in 50 states and territories to ensure our nation’s nurses are prepared to help meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families.  Nursing leaders have committed to educating current and future nurses on how to recognize and care for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other combat-related issues. Collectively, this effort will reach over 3 million nurses in nearly every health care setting and every community in America.

 

Attendance - Please note, this is an invitation-only event.
 
Time and Location - TBD

The event will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the  . . .  Suspendisse et porttitor orci.


Media Members Must RSVP by April 10

Members of the media interested in covering this event must RSVP to FirstLadyPress@who.eop.gov by Tuesday, April 10th at 10:00 AM.

Penn Nursing Media Contact

Joy McIntyre, Communications Director, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, joymc@nursing.upenn.edu, 215-898-5074. 

Agenda - DRAFT

1:20 p.m. Greetings from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Therese Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP - Andrea B. Laporte Endowed Term Associate Professor of Nursing

1:25 p.m. Blueprint for nursing education, practice, and research for our nation’s military and veterans
  • Education – Shannon Richmond, RN - Psychiatric-Mental Health NP candidate, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Practice – Rosemary Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN - Associate Professor of Pain Practice, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care (Secondary) University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Research – Pamela Herbig Wall, LCDR, NC, USN, p.m.HNP-BC, p.m.HCNS-BC – Program Director and Assistant Professor at Uniformed Services, University of Health Sciences and PhD candidate, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
1:40 p.m. Welcome
Dr. Amy Gutmann, President and Christopher H. Browne, Distinguished Professor of Political Science University of Pennsylvania
 
2:15 p.m. Introduction of First Lady Michelle Obama
Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN - Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
 
0:00 p.m. Keynote Speech
First Lady Michelle Obama
 
0:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
“The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s commitment in implementing First Lady Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces Initiative” - Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN – Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
 

Speakers

Dr. Jill Biden
Second Lady of the United States of America

Dr. Amy Gutmann
President and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN
Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Michelle Obama
First Lady of the United States of America

Rosemary C. Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor of Pain Practice, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Secondary)

Shannon Richmond, RN
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner candidate, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Therese S. Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP
Andrea B. Laporte Endowed Term Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Pamela Herbig Wall, LCDR, NC, USN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Program Director and Assistant Professor at Uniformed Services, University of Health Sciences
PhD candidate, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing