Dean’s Global Health Lecture Series: Investing in Nursing to Advance Global Health - The Demand for a New Normal

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Thu, Oct 13 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Dean’s Global Health Lecture Series: Investing in Nursing to Advance Global Health - The Demand for a New Normal

Online via Zoom

During this lecture, Dr. Cipriano, President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), will provide a brief introduction to the work of ICN and its priorities, talk about initiatives that support the implementation of The WHO Global Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery (2021–2025) report, and discuss protections of the workforce as well as improvement of working conditions and well-being as part of the post-COVID new normal.

Panelist bio:

Prof. Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, an internationally recognized nursing leader, is the 29th President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing and Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in Charlottesville, VA. She previously served as Dean of the UVA School of Nursing, ICN’s First Vice President, and two terms as the president of the American Nurses Association.

Prof. Cipriano is well known as a strong advocate for the nursing profession. During her over 40-year career, she has led efforts to advance the role and visibility of nurses and increase nursing’s impact and influence on policy. She also has extensive experience as an academic medical center executive with a focus on improving the quality and safety of services and the work environment for all staff. 

Cipriano has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nursing. She is a leader in the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, which aims to prevent burnout and is addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical and mental health of all clinicians. She was the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the journal American Nurse Today.

She was ranked number 2 on Healthcare Global’s list of the Top 10 women in healthcare for 2021 and was previously named among the “Top 100 Most Influential People in (U.S.) Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine for four consecutive years (2015 to 2018), and also in 2015 as one of its “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.” Among her many honors and awards for exceptional leadership and contributions to the profession, she was the Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine in 2010-11 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, earning its Healthcare Leader Award in 2018.