The Health Equity Influencers Program (HEIP) for Nurse Faculty

June 21, 2024 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Nursing background

The CDC's declaration of racism as a public health threat underscores the urgency in preparing the next generation of nurses with the competencies to tackle healthcare challenges. Achieving this goal hinges on nurse educators who are adept at cultivating inclusive learning environments that actively counter structural racism, interrupt implicit bias, and foster health equity. In response to the National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report, National League for Nursing’s Taking Aim initiative, and The Essentials published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Mercy University School of Nursing has created the Health Equity Influencers Program (HEIP) for nurse faculty.

Program Objectives
This program is for forward thinking nurse faculty who want to strengthen their level of:

Insight to bolster the quality of nursing education.

  • Recognize and respond to bias and oppression as interrupters of health equity
  • Apply the foundations of nursing education (how to assess learners, design & deliver learning experiences to meet learner needs, how to evaluate success of the learning experience and create inclusive learning environments)
  • Create inclusive learning environments
  • Facilitate difficult conversations that center on anti-racism

Influence to transform nursing education.

  • Share resources that support the development of faculty colleagues and one’s own learning and professional development around anti-racism
  • Co-create an innovative educational response or strategy to address racism in nursing

Course Description
The HEIP is a 40-hour hybrid model that provides nurse educators with the requisite skills to assess, recognize, recommend, and create equity-minded solutions that influence health outcomes. The program is delivered synchronously over the course of 6 months, with two in person meetings. Participants will broaden their network of thought leaders advancing health equity. Dr. Danica Sumpter PhD RN CNE, Macy Faculty Scholar and anti-racism content expert will facilitate the program along with invited guests.

Participants will receive a:
•    $1,000 course fee waived by a grant from the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing.
•    Small stipend to offset the cost of long-distance travel.
•    Health Equity Influencer Nurse Educator Certificate following the program’s completion.

Session 1 

June 21, 2024

In Person

10 am – 4 pm EST

Session 2 

July 7, 2024

Virtual

10 am – 4 pm EST

Session 3

July 26, 2024

Virtual

10 am – 4 pm EST

Session 4 

August 9 , 2024

Virtual

10 am – 4 pm EST

Session 5 

August 23, 2024

Virtual

10 am – 4 pm EST

Session 6

December 6, 2024

Virtual

10 am – 4 pm EST

Check in

December 13, 2024

In Person

10 am – 2 pm EST

Closing Ceremony

December 13, 2024

In Person

  3 pm – 6 pm EST

 

To register please click the following link:

https://forms.gle/jQMBtPY9T1QRpehdA

 

To join us for a Q & A session on March 25th please click the link below and register! 

https://mercy.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwofuGsrj4rGdMa5BGZHyzmbsazjOYNojJt

Venue Details

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