The Faith Community Nurse Network provides at least four professional nursing education symposiums each year for contact hour credit. These programs feature perspectives specific to FCN practice and provide attendees the opportunity to learn, share, and network. Virtual programs take place on Zoom and allow FCNs across Minnesota – and beyond – to gather and connect.
2022 Symposium Details
- Program Times: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Central)*
- This activity will be awarded 3 contact hours for State Boards of Nursing
- This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements. However, participants are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education credit.
- *Virtual program times run 9:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Registration & Cost
- Cost of individual symposiums: $30 (FCNs); $40 (non-FCNs)
- Symposiums are offered at a $15 charge to enrolled nursing students who are not Registered Nurses
- Registration closes 48 hours prior to the program start time
2022 Symposium Series
October 20, 2022
Health and Healthcare Disparities
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Paul
Catherine Diamond, DrPH
Evaluation and Economics Unit, Injury and Violence Prevention Section, State of Minnesota
Judy Peters, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN
Founder of Wisdom Wellness & Roster Health
As nurses we want every individual to have the opportunity to reach the highest level of health possible for that person—without limits imposed by factors such as poverty, race, ethnicity, gender or health care access. And yet, these disparities readily exist in our communities and are associated with worse health outcomes. The life expectancy for a person in poverty, for example is often shortened by 10-12 years.
What can we, as faith community nurses do to address these health care disparities including the social determinants of health? Our October symposium: “Health and Health Care Disparities” will address this question and many others. Our two speakers have years of experience working to promote equity and justice in health care and will tailor their presentations to discuss the role of faith community nurses in this important area.
Learning objectives: After attending, participants will be able to:
- Explain why health professionals need to be aware of health care disparities.
- List health care disparities in the U.S. and Minnesota
- Identify factors, including the social determinants of health, that contribute to health care disparities.
- Discuss physical, emotional and spiritual strategies a faith community and faith community nurses can use to address health care disparities.