May 04, 2022

May 2022 Summit

May 18, 2022

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

One year after the release of the Future of Nursing 2030 report, we will convene to take stock of the work done so far and consider the road ahead of nurses charting a path to achieve health equity.

We will share how the Campaign intends to promote opportunities to help you engage and guide your work moving forward. Tools and resources will be provided to assist you with implementing the National Academy of Medicine’s recommendations to achieve health equity in the U.S. built on strengthened nursing capacity and expertise. The event will feature speakers including chief executive officers of nursing organizations working to advance equity and leaders helping to address structural racism in nursing.

This event will include the Campaign’s state-based Action Coalition leaders, nurses, other health care providers and leaders from business, government, unions, policy, education, consumer, and social justice organizations.

The objectives for the summit include:

  • Celebrate the first-year anniversary of the release of the Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Health Equity;
  • Review progress from the field pertaining to the report recommendations;
  • Energize existing stakeholders and engage new partners; and
  • Promote opportunities for engagement.

Agenda (ET)

1 p.m. Welcome
1:20 p.m. Keynote: Addressing Structural
Racism to Achieve Health Equity
1: 45 p.m. Panel 1: Nurse Chief Executive Officers
Advancing Equity
2:45 p.m. Break
2:55 p.m. Panel 2: Addressing Structural Racism in Nursing
4:05 p.m.Closing Statements
4:20 p.m.Adjourn/Break for Action Coalition members

Action Coalitions ONLY

4:30 p.m. Welcome back and Introduction
5 p.m. Adjourn

Speaker Bios


Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix, DNP, MPH, RN, Rear Admiral, Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Nurse Officer, U.S. Public Health Service

Panel 1

Deneen Richmond, MS, President, Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center 

Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Roberta Waite, EdD, ANEF, FAAN, Professor and Dean Select, Georgetown School of Nursing and Health Studies 

Terrie Sterling, MSN, RN, FACHE, Interim CEO, University Medical Center New Orleans

Facilitator:  Paul Leon, RN, BSN, PHN, Senior Fellow, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and CEO & Founder, Illumination Foundation

Panel 2

Whitney Fear, MSN, PHN, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family HealthCare

Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, RN, Director of Nursing Programs & Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation, American Nurses Association

Adrianna Nava, PhD, MSN, RN, President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN, Associate Professor & Dr. Greer Glazer Endowed Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence, University of Cincinnati

Joan Gallegos, RN, CSW, Co-Lead of the Utah Action Coalition

Facilitator:  Kupiri “Piri” Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Fellow, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and Associate Dean of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, University of California


Action Coalition Summit Deck

This Action Coalition Summit deck serves as a planning document for 2022-2023 objectives. The goal during your Action Coalition meeting day two is to identify successes & challenges from the past year and using insights from the May 18 Summit & Future of Nursing Report, create a shareable action plan for your state.

Health Equity Toolkit

The Health Equity Toolkit is a one stop shop for tools, resources, and information that your Action Coalition and partners can utilize to help communities in your state address the social determinants of health.

The Four Key Takeaways

For our country to advance health equity for all, the systems that educate, pay and employ nurses need to permanently remove barriers to allow them to do this work, value their contributions, prepare them to understand and tackle these issues, and diversify the nursing workforce.

How NCSBN is Addressing Efforts to Ensure a Bias-Free Exam