Rebecca Conte Okelo, '07, to keynote "Nursing as a Global Profession"

2013 Annual Dean's Keynote and Panel Discussion--Crossing Borders: Nursing as a Global Profession 

How do we ensure we are making the right impact as nurses and healthcare leaders, whether here or abroad?

Keynote Speaker
Rebecca Conte Okelo, left, College of Nursing alumna, '07, founder and executive director of MED25 International

Here are the details...

Monday, April 22
5 p.m. Reception
6 p.m. Keynote & Panel Discussion
Campion Hall/Ballroom
RSVP by April 15 to or (206) 296-5660

Join us as our panel of experts addresses these important questions:

  • Why is it important for U.S. nurses to gain experience with global populations?
  • How can we prepare students to engage ethically in global health?
  • How do we partner responsibly with legal, healthcare and education systems different from our?

Panel and health leaders include:

Carl Christensen, PhD, RN
Christensen is the Dean of the School of Nursing at Northwest University in Kirkland. He is a pro-tem member of the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and was a member of a leadership team that established a North Puget Sound Clinical Placement Consortium in 2011.

Ahoua Kone, JD, MPH 
Kone is currently Director of Conte d'Ivoire Projects at the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Her work also takes her to the Health Alliance International, Seattle Immigration and Family Law Group.

David Citrin, PhD, MPH
Citrin has been conducting research in Nepal since 2001 on the ethics and politics of development and humanitarian interventions. His personal experience there as a medical volunteer working with NGOs to conduct "health camps" led him to critically examine how short-term volunteers and students circulate in contemporary global health care chains with their own complex social and material effects and after-lives.

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