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CLN's 37th Annual RN Student Day - Advertisers, Exhibitors & Sponsors!

“The Future of Nursing Begins with Me”

CLN's 37th Annual RN Student Day will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Connecticut! Don't miss this opportunity to promote your organization's products and services to over 950 graduating nursing students!

Registration Deadline: October 10, 2017

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8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville CT 06479

$250.00 - $4,000.00

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Meet the Speaker

Kenya V. Beard, EdD, AGACNP-BC, NP-C, CNE, ANEF

Kenya V. Beard, EdD, AGACNP-BC, NP-C, CNE, ANEF
President, K Beard & Associates, LLC and Associate Professor,
City University of New York, The School of Professional Studies

Kenya V. Beard, EdD, AGACNP-BC, NP-C, CNE, ANEF, is a 2012 Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar. She recently joined the faculty at City University of New York, The School of Professional Studies as an Associate Professor to assist with the inaugural Masters in Nursing Education and Organizational Leadership programs. During her tenure at Hunter College School of Nursing, she founded the Center for Multicultural Education and Health Disparities and disseminated research and best practices to move the needle on diversity, inclusion, and health equity. Dr. Beard is a Faculty Scholar for the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Health, Media & Policy where she co-produces HealthCetera segments for WBAI-FM. She also co-leads the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Leadership Mentoring Program to strengthen the racial and ethnic diversity of nurse leaders. Dr. Beard is a specialist on diversity and inclusion and a highly sought after speaker. Her research addresses critical issues surrounding race, implicit bias and health care disparities. She adopted a multicultural education framework that has advanced the capacity of nursing and health care institutions to support diverse and inclusive environments. She has facilitated numerous workshops for nursing institutions across the country and is currently disseminating her work on implicit bias through the National League for Nursing’s regional workshops. Her powerful research, engaging radio segments, thought-provoking blogs, and timely publications speak to the complexities of diversity and her commitment to improving the nation’s health. Does Race Still Matter in Nursing? The Narratives of African-American Nursing Faculty Members, a co-authored paper in Nursing Outlook, addresses the hidden curriculum that disrupts diversity initiatives and provides institutions with critical recommendations for creating inclusive environments. An advocate for social justice, Dr. Beard is nationally recognized for her ability to provide meaningful ways to safely address difference and improve the quality of health care. Her expertise on diversity and inclusion was used to help create the National League for Nursing’s 2016 Diversity Vision Statement. As Chair of the New York State Action Coalition Committee for Diversity, she led the team in producing the 2014 Workforce Diversity Toolkit for New York. Her work has earned her numerous awards and honors including the National Black Nurses Association’s Nurse Educator of the Year award, the Witten Presidential award for Excellence in Teaching at Hunter College and the Dowling College Alumni Recognition Award for Leadership & Service. She is a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine and the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education. She serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Nursing. Dr. Beard earned her undergraduate degrees in nursing from Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing and Excelsior College in New York. She received her Masters of Science in Adult Health from Stony Brook University and Doctorate in Education in Educational Administration from Dowling College.


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