Keynote: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What Every NP Needs to Know to Act
This session will provide an overview of the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the nursing / NP profession by drawing on historical and contemporary DEI data trends. It will also provide an overview of the recently released ANA Commission on Racism in Nursing Report. Finally, it will discuss several things that NP’s can do to intentionally improve DEI matters in the nursing/NP profession.
Credits: 1.00 contact hours; 0 are pharmacology
After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
-Define the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion in nursing
-Discuss how the lack of diversity in nursing drives health disparities
-Discuss what NP’s can do to intentionally increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession
Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion and Research Professor
Penn State University, College of Nursing
Dr. Sheldon D. Fields has 30 years of experience in the health sector as an educator, researcher, clinician, administrator, consultant, health policy specialist, and entrepreneur/business owner. He received his Ph.D., in Nursing Science from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.S., in Family Nursing and B.S., in Nursing from Binghamton University. He completed post-doctoral studies at the University of California San Francisco. He is an Advanced AIDS Certified Registered Nurse and a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He has held faculty and administrative appointments at Binghamton University, the University of Rochester, Florida International University, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, New York Institute of Technology, and Long Island University-Brooklyn. He is currently Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Research Professor at Penn State University-College of Nursing.
Dr. Fields is a former director of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and an Advanced AIDS Certified Registered Nurse. He is currently First Vice President of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. He is a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the National Academies of Practice, and the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. He is the founder and CEO of “The S.D.F Group, LLC”, which is a health innovation consultant company.
Obtain Your Credits
To earn credits for this activity, navigate to the Content(s) tab and complete all course components in the following order: 1) watch the course presentation; 2) complete the course evaluation; 3) pass the post-test with a score of 2/3 (66.7%) or higher. You may retake the post-test until a passing score is achieved, at which point you will be able to view/print a copy of your certificate of completion. This online certificate will also be saved within your profile 'My Dashboard' -> 'Transcript/Certificates Earned' for future access.
NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hours, of which 0 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
In addition to ANCC, NPACE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP8720 and Florida CE Broker #50-1476.
Contributing faculty, Sheldon Fields, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN have disclosed:
1. Name of Commercial Interest/Company: Gilead
Relationship with Commercial Interest: Consultant
Clinical Area: Pharmaceutical, antivirals for HIV/AIDS
Name of Drug, Test, Device or Other Product Made by Commercial Interest: Truvada, Descovy
All planners and contributors involved in this educational activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
The material presented in this continuing education program is being made available for educational purposes only and is not intended to represent the best or only methods, medications and/or guidelines appropriate for the medical situation discussed. Rather the material is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the presenter(s), which may be helpful, or of interest to other practitioners and should not be used by clinicians without the evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. NPACE disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any information given in a presentation.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may mention the uses of products that are not approved by the FDA for the indication(s) being discussed. The presenter(s) are instructed to notify participants when they are discussing unapproved uses or investigational agents. The opinions related to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the presenter(s) and are not endorsed or recommended by NPACE. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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