Leadership Cohort: Nursing Champions for Health Equity

Healthy People 2020 defines ‘health equity’ as the “attainment of the highest levels of health for all people.” The LGBT community lacks health equity due in part to numerous barriers to care from the health care systems. Nurses are on the front-line of health care and have a significant role to play in the elimination of health disparities, however LGBT health is not always prioritized in nursing educational environments, and LGBT nurses are not often developed into key community leaders where they can have the ability to impact broader change. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center wants to change this through a year-long leadership cohort for nurses who want to champion LGBT health equity as nursing leaders!

We have created an exciting 8-month program for a small cohort of ten nurses who will meet monthly for team building, leadership development, and learning about health equity, LGBT health promotion, LGBT health disparities, and health leadership opportunities for nurses. 

We are accepting applications for the cohort of 10 nurses, including 1 from a nursing baccalaureate program, and 1 from a nursing associates or diploma program. Each program participant will receive a stipend of $400 upon completion of the program

Program dates (all meetings are from 6-8pm and will include a dinner):

February 12, March 12, April 16, May 7, June 4, July 23, August 13, September 17

To apply, send your resume and a one-page letter of interest to adrian@bradburysullivancenter.org by January 8th, 2018, decisions will be sent out January 12th.

This program is funded with a grant from the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Promise of Nursing for Pennsylvania