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Speaking engagements and advocacy workshops for nurses

Sandy SummersDo you need a keynote speaker for your nursing conference or event? Would you like to empower nursing students, or nurses at your hospital to protect patients from forces that might hurt them? The Truth About Nursing's Executive Director Sandy Summers is available to speak at conferences, workshops, banquets, nursing grand rounds, special events, and graduations. She is also available to do book signings.

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Contact us at or 1-410-323-1100 to request a speaking engagement or advocacy workshop.

Sandy's biography


Videos clips



Media Portrayals of Nurses Put Us All at Risk. Here's How We Can Improve Them

Advocacy Workshops for Nurses and Nursing Students

Beyond Magnet: Can We Transform the Health Care Setting by Empowering Nursing?

Avoid Health Care Errors and Save Lives: Improve Public Understanding of Nursing

Chief Nursing Officers: Let Us Help You Increase Retention

The Value of Nursing: How Do We Reach Our Potential?

Physicians and Medical Students: Is the Answer to Reducing Health Care Errors Better Collaboration with Nurses?

Special Nurses Week Presentation: Celebrate Nurses by Building Understanding of Nursing!

In-Depth Four-Part Presentation on Nursing in the Media: How Nurses Can Improve Their Media Image, Strengthen the Profession, and Improve Patient Care

Ask about how we can set up a speaking engagement specifically to meet your needs by emailing us at or calling us at 410-323-1100. Thank you!

Join us at our upcoming speaking engagements!

The segments and their objectives are below. Learn about how the media affects public understanding of nursing. There is a requested section on tactics to overcome diversity and bias, and then in the afternoon, we will do real-time practice honing our individual advocacy skills and begin the creation of a media project to increase public understanding of nursing.

Saving Lives: Why the Media’s Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk Part I

9:00 - 10:00 am Participants will be able to identify the full spectrum of nursing stereotypes;
Participants will be able to recognize how stereotypes affect how people think;
Participants will be able to explain the value of nursing to the public.

Saving Lives: Why the Media’s Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk Part II

10:10 - 11:00 am Participants will be able to recognize how the media affects thinking and health behaviors;
Participants will be able to explore the connection between decades of negative media;
depictions of nursing and the ability of nursing to embrace its full potential and practice with true autonomy;
Participants will be able explore how media-fueled undervaluation of nursing has led to underfunding of the profession, from inadequate resources for faculty to poor nurse-to-patient ratios, which can lead to healthcare errors, failure-to-rescue situations, and poor outcomes.

It takes all kinds to make a world: Taking everyday steps to reduce race, gender, and sexuality bias

11:10 am - 12:00 pm Participants will be able to identify the potential for bias in clinical and educational settings, such that members of less empowered groups may not feel sufficiently valued as colleagues or receive adequate care as patients;
Participants will explore being open to welcoming, defending, endorsing, and amplifying the concerns of people who are outside the mainstream culture;
Participants will be able to be inquisitive and learn about different cultures through conversations and exploration of media to enhance understanding of different perspectives.

Advocate for Everything, Everywhere, All at Once: Bring your problems to this workshop. Together let’s change how people think

1:00 - 2:30 pm Participants will be able to explore strategies of persuasion used in advocacy campaigns to effect change, including in public policy and the media;
Participants will be able to identify and analyze health problems from their own lives that they would like to address through advocacy;
Participants will be able to begin an advocacy campaign to resolve a health problem, design a plan of action and send out a first communication to influence decision-makers and effect change.

Fortune favors the brave: Accepting the challenge to change how people think by creating our own media

2:45 - 4:00 pm Participants will be able to identify the full range of media that can be created that can affect public thinking;
Participants will be able to examine their own talents and interests to decide what type of media they would like to create to improve understanding of nursing: (e.g. social media, video, radio, stand up, music, toys, costumes, advertisements, writing, publicity…);
Participants will be able to collaborate to plan and begin a media advocacy project that will improve public health and/or understanding of nursing.


SynergisPresentation to nursing deans: Synergis will be offering a periodic hour-long Nursing Leadership Forum for all Synergis partner nurse leaders. Our upcoming forum will feature Sandy Summers, the executive director of The Truth About Nursing, Sandy is the co-author of the book Saving Lives: Why the Media’s Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk. She speaks frequently about empowering nurses to improve public perception of the profession, and her sessions are always both inspirational and informative regarding the state of nursing.

This free forum will be an invitation-only event and we will have time for questions/discussion. The forum will be offered online via Teams or Zoom. We are inviting all nursing deans from our partner schools, your nursing program directors (all nursing programs, not just those in partnership with Synergis), and lead faculty involved in program development with Synergis. For more information contact Carole Eldridge at Carole Eldridge email

Past Events

Florida Nurse Practitioner Network Annual Conference - "2021: The Year NP's Inspire, Innovate and Motivate"

Keynote speaker


Orlando World Center Marriott, 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, FL 32821
Friday August 27, 2021 8:00am - 9:15am

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Pinning Ceremony speech. May 1, 2021. Contact: Karen Barnett

Governor's State University, Illinois.

Online presentation. April 15, 2021. Contact: Shirley Comer

University of Texas, Arlington

Online presentation. March 26, 2021. Contact: Mollea Foust

University of Central Florida

Online presentation. March 5, 2021. Contact: Heather Peralta

Unleash the Power of the Media

Keynote Speaker. October 28, 2020. Contact: Josiah Okesola Jackson

Strategic Research Alliance: The University of Sheffield in partnership with The Royal College of Nursing

University of Sheffield Royal College of Nursing Strategic Research Alliance Sandy Summers presented to a panel with UK nursing leaders as part of the Strategic Research Alliance, in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing, held at the University of Sheffield. Nursing professors organized a consensus development project from 2018-2023 and are conducting "a new programme of research activity, supporting the development of nursing research evidence and nurse research capacity. Ultimately the work will seek to influence public policy and promote better outcomes for the population and the NHS (the UK's National Health Service) workforce." In 2020 the Alliance is addressing five questions in UK nursing care, one of which is: "What are the best ways of informing and engaging the public about nursing?" Sandy Summers, RN, MSN, MPH, attended to present on this question and engage with a lay panel via Zoom on October 19, 2020 in Sheffield, England. See more information on the Strategic Research Alliance web pages.

“Image of Nursing: Unleash the Power of the Media” Nigerian Workshop

On October 28, 2020, Truth About Nursing director Sandy Summers served as a featured speaker for the 5-day online media workshop “Image of Nursing: Unleash the Power of the Media.” Sandy will present: "Media portrayal of nurses: How strategic leadership can transform the image of nursing." Sandy presented why and how nurses can develop a strategic plan to transform the media, how to address negative portrayals, and practical ways nurses can collaborate with the media to transform the public's understanding of nursing. This is a 5-day training session put together by the formidable Josiah Jackson-Okesola, who is a member of The Truth About Nursing's advisory panel and who is leading the effort to transform the media's portrayal of nursing in Central Africa.

Association for Leadership Science in Nursing

November 7, 2019 - International Conference: Disruptive Innovation: Impact for Practice, Policy and Academia hosted by the Association for Leadership Science in Nursing (ALSN) (formerly known as CGEAN) 2019 Annual Conference (fomerly INARC) for Nursing Educators, Executives, Academics, Researchers and Emerging Leaders. UCLA, Los Angeles, November 7-9, 2019. Join us! See the schedule or schedule in pdf

Widener University's Nightingale Ceremony

May 16, 2019 - Truth About Nursing director Sandy Summers was thrilled to be the speaker at the Nightingale ceremony for graduating seniors of the Widener University School of Nursing! It was held at The Springfield Country Club in Pennsylvania 19064) May 16. Widener is located in Chester, Pennsylvania. See Sandy's speech:

Recommendation from Brenda Kucirka, who brought Sandy to Widener:

"I highly recommend inviting Sandy Summers to share the work of The Truth About Nursing with your organization. Sandy brings a powerful message and a call to action for nurses to advocate for the profession. Sandy was the invited guest speaker for our Nightingale Ceremony. She reminded us of the history of nursing and the contributions nurses make to supporting public health and the wellbeing of our communities. Students left feeling empowered to step into their new role, inspired by the work of nurses and the significance of their choice to join the profession.

For nurses in the audience and faculty, she reminded us of why we chose nursing as a profession and the imperative we have to shape the profession as she shared the "Truth About Nursing". Feedback from students, guests and faculty was very positive. It was essential information for our new graduates as they transition to practice. Sandy is an excellent speaker who delivers a message that all nurses would benefit from hearing. Her call to action is the antidote to anyone who is feeling disillusioned about our profession or just needs a reminder of just how much power we have."

Brenda Kucirka PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Assistant Professor Widener University School of Nursing

MNSA See Sandy's keynote at the Michigan Nursing Students' Association convention on January 25, 2019!

Come see Sandy deliver the keynote at the "Survival Guide to Nursing School" 68th annual conference held by the Michigan Nursing Students' Association on January 25, 2019 at the Hyatt Novi, 46080 Grand River Avenue, Novi, Michigan 48374....see more information on on the MNSA website. Contact Jennifer Crawford for more information.

Falmouth Sandy presents at the ANA-NY on October 19, 2018!

Come see Sandy at the ANA-New York's "Advocacy in Action" 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference being held at the Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle St. Albany NY 12207....see more information on ANA-NY's Facebook page... Contacts Jeanine Santelli and Jamilynne Myers

FalmouthSee Sandy on May 31 on Cape Cod!

Sandy will speak at Saint Anselm College's 26th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, Massachusetts on May 31, 2018. The conference title is "Clinicians and Educators: Partnering to Develop Competence." Sandy's presentation is "Power of Persuasion: Challenging Media Portrayals of Nurses," and she will speak from 12:30 - 2 pm. ...see the flyer...

OSNA logoSee Truth executive director Sandy Summers on February 3 in Portland Oregon!

Sandy will deliver the Keynote and Endnote presentations at the Oregon Student Nurses' Association's Annual Convention at the Holiday Inn Portland (Wilsonville) on February 3, 2018. Keynote: How the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Patients at Risk. Endnote: Increasing Public Understanding of Nursing to Strengthen the Profession and Protect Our Patients. ...see the flyer...

Manitoba Nurses Union
Annual General Meeting

          April 27, 2017
          Victoria Inn
          Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada

International Association of Risk Management in Medicine
5th World Congress of Clinical Safety
Smart Hospitals and Healthcare: Health Care Management & Leadership, Risk, Quality, and Productivity

Host -- Panel on Nursing Safety
          September 21, 2016
          Harvard University Medical School
          Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
          Boston, Massachusetts

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Speaker
          July 22, 2016
          Shriver Hall, Homewood Campus

Rally for National Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

          May 12, 2016
          National Mall, Washington DC
          contact: Melissa Brown

Selkirk University September 28, 2016 Tammie Clarke

13th Annual Heart of Nursing Conference

Keynote speaker
          May 2, 2016
          Geneva, New York
          contact: Julia Laco

Partners in Education and Integration of Internationally Educated Nurses 10th National Conference
Keynote speaker
          April 28-29, 2016
          Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
          contact: Pat Woods

Allen College Pi Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony

          April 12, 2016, 5:30-7:00 pm
          Waterloo, Iowa
          contact: Sarah Steele

University of Houston School of Nursing
          April 7-8, 2016
          Sugarland, Texas
          contact: Danielle Quintana,
          flyer April 7
          flyer April 8

American Association of Colleges of Nursing,
Nursing Advancement Professionals
Annual Conference
Keynote speaker
          March 17, 2016, 8:45-10:15 am
          The Fairmont Hotel
          2401 M Street, NW
          Washington, DC 20037
          contact: Jenny Carrick
          see brochure

Luther College
          Decorah, Iowa
          November 19, 2015, 7:30 pm
          contact: Jayme Nelson

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital - International Nursing Symposium, Saudi Arabia
Keynote Speaker
          November 11, and 12, 2015
          contacts: Kevin Pillay, Juanita Hill, Jubie Paner, Ilyani Abd Hanip

New Jersey State Nurses Convention
Keynote Speaker
          October 14, 2015, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
          Bally's Casino and Resort
          1900 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
          contact: Barbara Chamberlain and Deb Hartwell
          see the flyer

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
          September 16, 2015
          Baltimore Maryland
          contact: Patricia Davidson, Erika Juengst
          see the flyer

DePaul University
          May 13-14, 2015
          Chicago, Illinois
          contact: Bill Cody
          event posting

Duquesne University          
          Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
          Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
          contact: Cindy Walters, Missy Mazzullo
          see the flyer

Enoch Pratt Central Library
Sandy and Harry Summers will be guest speakers
          Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
          Poe Room (2nd floor)
          Enoch Pratt Central Library
          400 Cathedral St.
          Baltimore MD 21201
          contact: Judy Cooper
           listen to the podcast

Midday with Dan Rodricks, Baltimore's NPR station
Sandy and Harry Summers will be guests
          Monday, October 27, 2014,12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT
          Listen to the podcast on WYPR

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Guest Speaker
          Friday, August 8, 2014
          contact: Patrice Hester or Carolyn Yucha
          see the flyer

Pennsylvania Emergency Nurses Association State Conference
Keynote Speaker
          Friday, June 6, 2014, 1:15 pm  See the brochure
          State College, Pennsylvania
          contacts: Allen Fasnacht

Peace Health Conference
Keynote Speaker
          Cowlitz Expo Center
          Longview, Washington 98632
          Friday, May 9, 2014
          contact: Melissa Selzler

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Keynote Speaker
          Faculty of Health Sciences
          2000 Simcoe Street North
          Oshawa ON, L1H 7K4 (Toronto) Canada
          Friday, March 21, 2014
          contact: Sue Coffey, Holly McPherson and Corinne Rose

Dawson College Humanities and Public Life Annual Conference
Keynote Speaker
          Westmount, Quebec, Canada
          Monday, October 21, 2013
          contact: Fiona Hanley
          See the flyer

Angelo State University Annual Conference
Keynote Speaker
          San Angelo, Texas
          Friday, October 18, 2013
          contact: Mimi Baugh
          See the flyer

Registered Nurses Association in Michigan (RN-AIM) Annual Conference
Keynote Speaker
          Traverse City, Michigan
          Thursday, September 26, 2013
          contact: MaryLee Pakieser and Jane Miller
          See the flyer

Fairfield University School of Nursing
Speaker, Guest Lecture
           Wednesday, July 31, 2013
          Fairfield, Connecticut  
          See the invitational flyer

27th Annual Wisconsin Nurses Association Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Forum Pharmacology and Clinical Update
Keynote Speaker
           Monona Terrace and Convention Center
          Madison, Wisconsin 
          Friday May 3, 2013
          contact: Megan Leadholm, Gina Bryan, and Teresa Prattke

Health Care Without Harm and partner Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Guest Speaker
          Magnet Status: What it is, what it is not, and what it could be
          Online presentation
          April 9, 2013
          contact: Mary Margaret Thomas

"Sandy hosted a truly engaging, critical discussion for nurses and a unique perspective... This information would be valuable to share with any nurse at every level of practice." -- Mary Margaret Thomas

California School Nurses Organization
63rd Annual Conference

Keynote Speaker
          San Diego, California
          Town and Country Resort Hotel
          500 Hotel Circle North
          San Diego, California 92108 
          February 9, 2013, morning
          contact: Kathy Ryan

Biennial Nursing Research Conference
The University of Windsor

Keynote Speaker
          Windsor, Ontario, Canada  
          September 29, 2012, morning
          contact: Maher El-Masri

From conference host Dr. El-Masri: "Thank you for your inspiring and much needed talk. I wasn't exactly sure what you were going to present when I invited you to speak, but you said everything I hoped you would say. My words don't do justice to the impact that your talk had on our participants. Thanks a million Sandy, for your contribution to our conference and advocacy on behalf of all nurses."

XV International Research Nursing Conference
Encuentro Internacional de Investigación en Enfermería

Keynote Speaker
          Madrid, Spain  
          November 16, 2011
          contact: Teresa Moreno Casbas

University of New Mexico Hospital
Nursing Research Conference
Keynote Speaker
          Albuquerque, New Mexico   
          October 28, 2011
          contact: Adrienne Fugett

From conference host Adrienne Fugett: "Thank you for being our keynote. I feel so passionate about setting the record straight for the nursing profession. Changing cultures, and paradigms is not an easy task, but we all must be a part of it. I continue to receive compliments from the nurses regarding your presentation, they really enjoyed it! Thanks for all the work you do Sandy!!"

Bronson Methodist Hospital
"Dinner and a CEU"
          Kalamazoo, MI
          October 13, 2011
          contact: Charlotte Rensberger

Minnesota Nurses Association, 2nd District
Keynote Speaker
          Duluth, Minnesota   
          October 1, 2011
          contact: Rosemary Dahl

Maryville University Sigma Theta Tau Meeting
Guest Speaker
          St. Louis, Missouri   
          September 15, 2011
          contact: Shawn Pohlman

Nursing Spectrum / NurseWeek Webinar
How the Media Portrays Nurses: Does it Really Matter?
          June 23, 2011
          contact: Jennifer Chaikin

Symposium on Media Images & Screen Representations of Nurses
Keynote Speaker
          Los Angeles, California   
          May 12, 2011
          contact: MarySue V. Heilemann

From symposium host MarySue Heilemann: "We have received a great deal of positive feedback from those in attendance at the May 12th conference, signaling a wonderful increase of interest in the topic. Part of the reason that this event was so successful was your presentation, your input, and your presence at the symposium.

Therefore, I want to specifically express my gratitude for all that you did to help create this inaugural event, Sandy. No doubt we made history on May 12 at UCLA as we brought together film scholars, film makers, media scholars, as well as leaders, practitioners, activists, researchers, and scholars from nursing, to focus specifically on the issue of nurses and the media. It was absolutely fantastic to watch you bring the audience to the height of attention through your analysis of depictions of nurses on television, film, and media advertisements. The media clips you chose were extremely effective. Your careful analysis and critique of the various ways that television shows depicted nurses brought new insight to an audience that was hungry to learn. It is easy to see that your devoted scholarship on these issues has produced new knowledge; your work is timely and important. The entirety of your presentation on May 12th gave perspective to the overall situation of the impact of these images in the US and internationally. This is a valuable contribution to our understanding and a novel point reflecting your unique scholarship related to these issues. Indeed, it was our honor to be able to hear your ideas first hand on May 12th. I know that many attendees lined up to talk to you throughout the day and we are so glad that you took the time to entertain their questions and comments. Many thanks!

On behalf of Dean Courtney Lyder and the UCLA School of Nursing, I would like to thank you for the crucial role you played at our inaugural UCLA conference, “Media Images and Screen Representations and of Nurses.” Thank you for making this a priority, for not only putting your fine mind into preparation for our event but your heart and soul as well, and for following through with a fantastic presentation, from start to finish!" see the full letter...

Reston Hospital Center
Nurses Week Celebration Dinner
          Reston, Virginia   
          May 10, 2011
          contact: Mary P. Ganger

The Truth About Nursing's First Annual Conference
Empowering Nurses and Improving Care Through Better Understanding of Nursing
Keynote Speaker
          New Orleans, Louisiana   
          April 15-17, 2011
          contact: The Truth About Nursing

University of Arkansas Guest Speaker
          Online seminar
          November 23, 2010
          contact: Lepaine Sharp-McHenry

Memorial Hospital West
Guest Speaker
          Pembroke Pines, Florida
          October 27, 2010
          contact: Donna Merolle

Connecticut Nurses Association
Annual Convention
Keynote Speaker
          Cromwell, Connecticut
          October 21, 2010
          contact: Carole Bergeron

Southern Connecticut State University
Guest Speaker
          New Haven, Connecticut
          October 20, 2010
          contact: Mary Ann Glendon

Advance for Nurses Web seminar: "Who are nurses to the rest of the world?"
Guest Speaker
           September 15, 2010
          contact: Gail Guterl
          Listen to the web archive

George Washington University School of Nursing Guest Speaker
          Washington, D.C.
          July 20, 2010
          contact: Kate Driscoll Malliarakis

Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing Guest Speaker
          Online seminar
          July 2, 2010
          contact: Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz

University of Maryland School of Nursing at Shady Grove Guest Speaker
          Shady Grove, Maryland
          March 8, 2010
          contact: Janey Roth

Maryland Hospital Association
Guest Speaker
          February 26, 2010
          6820 Deerpath Road
          Elkridge, MD 21075    map
          contact: Jeanne DeCosmo

Vermont State Nurses Association

Joint Lay Community / Nursing Presentation
Guest Speaker           Stowe, Vermont
          November 11, 2009
          contact: Marcia Bosek

American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators 2009 Convention
Keynote Speaker
          Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel
          Baltimore, Maryland
          October 22, 2009
          contact: Diane Carter and Amy Cavanagh

Children's Hospital Association of Texas Conference

Keynote Speaker
          Corpus Christi, Texas
          October 9, 2009
          contact: Yvonne Serna

South Dakota Nurses Association Annual Conference

Keynote Speaker
          Ramkota Inn, Sioux Falls, South Dakota map
          October 4, 2009
          contact: Ardelle Kleinsasser

University of Nevada at Las Vegas

Guest Speaker
          4505 Maryland Parkway           Las Vegas, Nevada directions
          August 11, 2009
          contact: Tony Allen or Carolyn Yucha
          See the press release

Nevada Nurses Association

Guest Speaker
          University of Reno         
          Reno, Nevada
          August 10, 2009
          contact: Betty Razor

Parkland Health & Hospital System Nurses Week Celebration
Keynote Speaker
          5201 Harry Hines Blvd.           Dallas, Texas 75235 directions
          May 4, 2009
          contact: Jackie Brock

National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO) 2008 Convention

Keynote Speaker
          Hilton Minneapolis
          1001 Marquette Avenue
          Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
          July 11, 2008
          contact: Anita Cormier and Leslie Long

Norman Regional Hospital

Guest Speaker
          Norman, Oklahoma 73071
          May 9, 2008
          contact: LeAnn Richardson and Gayle Sturgis

York College School of Nursing

Guest Speaker
          441 Country Club Road
          York, Pennsylvania 17403
          April 17, 2008
          contact: Katie Lynn Keller

MEDITECH Nurse Informatics Conference
Keynote Speaker
          MEDITECH Circle
          Westwood, MA 02090 
          April 10, 2008
          contact: Sharon Collins

New Jersey Student Nurses Association 56th Annual Convention

Keynote Speaker
          Taj Mahal
          1000 Boardwalk
          Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
          February 21, 2008
          contact: Lisa Teppert

Maryland Association of Nursing Students 28th Annual Convention

Guest Speaker
          Universities of Shady Grove Conference Center
          9630 Guldesky Drive
          Shady Grove, Maryland 20850
          January 19, 2008
          contact: Ramya Parthasarathy

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Guest Speaker
          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
          November 30, 2007
          contact: Barbara Celia, RN, EdD

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Guest Speaker
          Baltimore, Maryland
          November 5, 2007
          contact: Melissa Latorra

Nurses in Motion: "Fighting De-Nursification"

July 18, 2007 -- Barbara Ficarra's Internet video program "Nurses in Motion" recently featured an extended interview with Truth About Nursing director Sandy Summers, RN, MSN, MPH. Summers and Ficarra discussed the causes and effects of the poor public understanding of nursing, especially as seen in the mass media. Summers argued that nurses' inaccurate public image is a key factor in the critical nursing shortage, affecting the level of resources directed to nursing practice, education and research. She also addressed barriers nurses face in speaking up about their work and its value. watch the video...

University of Maryland School of Nursing at Shady Grove

Guest Speaker
          Shady Grove, Maryland
          April 16, 2007
          contact: Theresa Robinson

X2HN Women's Healthcare Network Conference

First Annual Conference
          Santa Barbara, California
          January 12, 2007
          contact: Gale Wilson-Steele

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Nursing

Guest Speaker
          Los Angeles, California
          January 11, 2007
          contact: MarySue Heilemann

Nursing Organizations Alliance

2006 Fall Summit
Keynote Speaker
          Memphis, Tennessee
          November 17, 2006
          contact: Karen Stanley and Ben Swartz

University of Connecticut School of Nursing
SIgma Theta Tau, Mu Chapter Lecture
          Storrs, Connecticut
          November 2, 2006
          contact: Art Engler

University of Maryland School of Nursing
Edmunds Endowed Lecture
Keynote Speaker
          Baltimore, Maryland
          October 4, 2006
          contact: Christine Ward and Gail Doerr

Japanese Nursing Federation
          Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Nursing
          Baltimore, Maryland
          September 14, 2006
          contact: Michael Yoo

AWHONN Annual Conference
Legislative Luncheon Speaker
          Baltimore, Maryland
          June 26, 2006
          contact: Debra Livramento

The World Congress
Leadership Summit for Senior Healthcare and Nurse Executives
Panelist, "The Status of Magnet – Updates and Initiatives"
          Chicago, Illinois
          June 15, 2006
          contact: Mary Young

St. Paul's Hospital
Guest Speaker
          Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
          May 26, 2006
          contact: Candy Garrassimo

Sigma Theta Tau Xi Eta Chapter Annual Spring Dinner
Guest Speaker   
          Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
          May 25, 2006
          contact: Joan Reiter

Langara College and University of Victoria
Guest Speaker, Faculty and Student Lectures
          Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
          May 25, 2006
          contact: Pat Woods

Health in 30 radio show with Barbara Ficarra, WRCR
          Nanuet, New York
          May 5, 2006, 5:30pm EST

University of Maryland School of Nursing
Guest Speaker
          Baltimore, Maryland
          April 17, 2006
          contact: Jennifer Jones

HealthStyles radio show with Diana Mason
          New York, New York
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National Student Nurses Association Annual Convention
Guest Speaker--Communications Seminar
          Baltimore, Maryland
          April 5, 2006

Southern Connecticut State University
Guest Speaker
          New Haven, Connecticut
          April 3, 2006
          contact: Marenda Weaver

Emergency Nurses Association New Jersey Chapter Annual Meeting
Keynote Speaker
          Atlantic City, New Jersey
          March 16, 2006
          contact: Anna Mannino

University of Portland School of Nursing and
Sigma Theta Tau Omicron Upsilon Chapter

          Portland, Oregon
          October 13, 2005
          contacts: Terry Misener, Susan Moscato

Sigma Theta Tau Rho Psi Chapter Annual Banquet
Distinguished Lecturer
          Savannah, Georgia
          October 9, 2005
          contact: Anita Nivens

New York State Nurses Association Annual Meeting
Endnote Speaker
          Atlantic City, New Jersey
          October 2, 2005
          contact: Ellen Ellis

University of Maryland School of Nursing
          Baltimore, Maryland
          September 30, 2005
          contacts: Barbara Smith, Sandra Murphy

American Assembly for Men in Nursing
Keynote Speaker
          30th Annual Meeting
          Tucson, Arizona, University of Arizona College of Nursing
          December 3, 2004

Arizona State University School of Nursing
          Tempe, Arizona
          December 2, 2004

Nursing Cooperative Media Summit, Panelist
          Oncology Nurses Association
          Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
          October 13-14, 2004

International Radiation Oncology Annual Conference
          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sheraton Society Hill Hotel
          April 27, 2004

American Association for Critical Care Nurses, Chesapeake Bay Chapter Annual Conference
          Baltimore, Maryland, Shepard Pratt Hospital
          March 11, 2004

Nursing Spectrum Career Expo
          Baltimore Maryland, Baltimore Convention Center
          October 21, 2003

Liaison of Maryland Nursing Organizations
          Baltimore, Maryland
          October 14, 2003

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Seminars
          Baltimore, Maryland
          September 22, 24 and 30, 2004

Hadassah Nursing Council Meeting
          Rockville, Maryland
          May 15, 2003

Maryland Hospital Association Legislative Group Meeting
          Baltimore, Maryland
          February 24, 2003

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