Nursing Education and Professional Development

Aprilfest Schedule - Thursday, April 24, 2014

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8:00am - 9:00am
MCN Ballroom
Emergency Medicine in Guyana, South America; A case-based discussion of sustainable health systems development   Contact Hours



  • Increase awareness of Vanderbilt’s work in the area of international educational program development in Guyana
  • Enable the learner to become familiar with the characteristics of a sustainable development project and contrast with traditional “mission trip” medicine.
  • Enable the learner to appreciate the value of interdisciplinary education in a sustainable health systems development project.

    john rohde Dr. John Paul Rohde, MD, FAAEM
     Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical 
     Director, Emergency Department, Vanderbilt University
  •  Hospital


11:00am - 12:00pm
MCN Ballroom
Exploring Global Health: A Pediatric Nurse's Journey to Botswana
Contact Hours
Live and Online

• Discuss Global Health and the challenges faced in dealing with the ongoing   
   health of Women and Children’ around the world
• Discuss the concepts and implementation of a model to sustain short term
   international medical trips
• Describe the epidemic of pediatric AIDS/ AIDS in Botswana and current nursing
   care and treatment


Susan P. AndrewsSusan P. Andrews, MSN, RN, CPN
PreSpecialty Nursing Instructor



1:00pm - 3:00pm
MCN Ballroom
Shared Governance in Action: Charter Writing Workshop Contact Hours

  • Understand how charters support the function of shared governance bodies.
  • Draft a charter for a shared governance group.

Erin TickleErin Tickle, MMHC, BSN, RN
 Director, Shared Governance





 Aprilfest 2014

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