UIC College of Nursing hosts leadership event

Nursing residents at UI Hospital

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing will host its 17th annual Power of Nursing Leadership Event Nov. 6 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave.

In this era of health care challenges, it is more important than ever to recognize strong nursing leadership, says Terri E. Weaver, dean of the UIC College of Nursing.

“The Power of Nursing Leadership Event is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of the most outstanding nurse-leaders who are shaping health care throughout Illinois,” Weaver said.

Several awards will be presented at the event. The Joan L. Shaver Illinois Nurse Leader Award recognizes an outstanding nurse leader who is highly influential in shaping quality health care in Illinois through hard work, dedication, supremely skilled leadership and the courage to break through barriers.

The SAGE Award recognizes nurses who have made a significant impact on the lives and careers of others through their actions as role models, facilitators and mentors. Several extraordinary nurses will also be selected and recognized as Pinnacle Nurse Leaders.

Angela Barton McBride, a renowned women’s health researcher in the areas of psychology of parenthood and psychiatric nursing, will serve as keynote speaker.

McBride is distinguished professor and dean emerita at the Indiana University School of Nursing. She will bring her leadership experience as well as extensive scholarship in leadership development to her keynote address. She has more than 300 publications, including books and articles in top nursing journals.

McBride has served as president of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing; the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration; on the advisory committee of NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health; and as president of the American Academy of Nursing. She has received numerous honors throughout her career, including election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and designation as a “Living Legend” by the American Academy of Nursing.

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