Akintade delivers MLK Lecture on diversity in nursing

Bimbola Akintade, PhD, MBA, MHA, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP, will present the School of Nursing’s Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative lecture, “Getting Comfortable with Discomfort: Improving Health Outcomes through Diversity in Nursing” on January 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in NA 161. 

The lecture will discuss how increasing the diversity of nursing students can lead to improved health outcomes across communities and offer leadership principles to help achieve those goals. 

Akintade is dean of the East Carolina University College of Nursing, has a BSN and MS from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, MBA in international healthcare and Master of Healthcare Administration/Healthcare Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland University College, and a PhD from the University of Maryland Baltimore. He is a DNPs of Color board member, fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and was part of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Diversity Leadership Institute. 

A dessert reception to announce VUSN’s 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award winner will follow from 1-1:30 p.m. in the Godchaux Hall Living Room. 

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to eat during the talk. RSVP to attend in person here >>   Watch the livestream online here >> 

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