The School of Nursing has been invited to involve students from across programs (BSN, DNP, and PhD) in an
upcoming briefing at the State Capitol. The briefing is being presented by the Evidence-Based Health Policy
Project (EBHPP) and the topic is Right Providers in the Right Places: What Policies Support Adequate Healthcare
Workforce in Wisconsin? Topics for discussion will include trends and emerging issues regarding healthcare
workforce nationally and in Wisconsin, current activities to support adequate workforce in under-resourced
areas of the state, and considerations for policymakers. Our own Dr. Susan Zahner is a panelist for the briefing.
The expected audience is state legislators and staff, state agency staff, faculty/staff from UW–Madison, and
representatives of community-based and advocacy organizations.
The briefing will take place Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1–3pm, at the State Capitol, room 411-South.
How to Participate:
We are recruiting nursing students for two different opportunities:
1. Meet-and-Greet and Introductions: Up to three nursing students and additional students from the
School of Medicine and Public Health are being invited to talk with program attendees prior to the start
of the briefing, and then enter the briefing room where they will be introduced during opening remarks.
The total time commitment is 12:15–1:15pm, though students are invited to stay until 3pm for the full
briefing. Students will be asked to wear their white coats (if applicable) and generally talk casually with
attendees during the Meet-and-Greet (12:30–1pm) about their experiences in the School of Nursing and
interest in healthcare policy. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit a
100-word bio, including your hometown, that includes information about your interest/experience in
healthcare policy. The bio text will also be used as a basis for the introductions. You should email your
submission to Assistant Dean Karen Mittelstadt at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12noon this Friday, Feb. 16.
Students will be notified if they are selected for the meet-and-greet by the end of the day on the 16th.
2. Poster Presentation: EBHPP is also coordinating a small poster presentation featuring student work
related to community-engaged research. They realize time is short and are hoping a few nursing
students have posters already prepared that relate to the briefing topic and audience. The posters will
be presented in a room adjacent to the briefing room and student presenters would be asked to be
available to discuss their work with attendees. Again the time commitment is 12:15–1:15pm and
students will be introduced during opening remarks. If you have a poster you would like to present,
please submit a 100-word bio, including your hometown and the title of your poster. The bio text will
also be used as a basis for the introductions. You should email your submission to Assistant Dean Karen
Mittelstadt at email@example.com by 12noon this Friday, Feb. 16. Students will be notified if they are
selected for a poster presentation by the end of the day on the 16th.
Since this briefing is open to the public, any interested student can register to attend. EBHPP is anticipating they
will need to cap registration given space constraints, so please register soon if you would like to attend.
This post was authored by Sarah Jessup on 02/13/2018.