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Kramer School of Nursing Hosts Historic Meeting
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City University’s Kramer School of Nursing will host an historic meeting at 8 a.m. Nov. 30 to learn more about the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recommendations for the future of nursing, which were announced in October. The meeting will be held in the Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business at N.W. 27th Street and McKinley Avenue. The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss the implications of the recommendations with other leaders from Oklahoma about the future role of nurses in the health care delivery system in America. The campaign to implement the recommendations will begin soon. A significant portion of the meeting will be webcast live from the National Summit on Advancing Health through Nursing taking place in Washington, D.C., with key leaders including IOM Committee Chairwoman Dr. Donna E. Shalala, president of the University of Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; Vice-Chairwoman Linda Burnes Bolton, vice president for nursing at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles; Harvey V. Fineberg, IOM president; and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Meeting attendees will also discuss the recommendations and implications for Oklahoma. Simultaneous meetings on Nov. 30 will be held throughout the United States as thousands of observers and participants gather to learn and provide input. OCU was invited to serve as Oklahoma’s site for the meeting. Registration is $25 before Nov. 26 and $30 at the door. Materials, refreshments and lunch will be provided. To learn more about the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing and the report, visit www.thefutureofnursing.org. For the Nov. 30 meeting agenda and directions, and to RSVP, visit http://www.okcu.edu/nursing/continuingedu.aspx.