“Strong Minds, Healing Hands, and Compassionate Hearts” 2015 Men in Nursing Conference
Men in Nursing 2015
“Strong Minds, Healing Hands, and Compassionate Hearts” 2015 Men in Nursing Conference The Health Workforce Initiative, Deputy Sector Navigator- Health, South Central Coast region hosted a two-day conference in Garden Grove, CA, November 13 & 14, 2015. This conference was geared for all levels of interest into the nursing profession and will fostered networks with professional nurses’ and nursing students with mentoring engagement, professional development, and dialogue to influence gender equity and diversity in the nursing profession. Keynote speakers from varied areas of professional work environments and presenters from both local and state educational institutions, associations and governmental agencies were on hand. Topics included Disaster Nursing, Mental/ Behavioral Health Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Correctional Nursing, among many others. The first of the two days was focused on high schools students with 144 students attending from thirteen high schools (Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange counties), in addition there were eighty attendees both professional nurses and current student nurses, with an additional twenty speakers.