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Sandra Wynn, BSC AND Director, attends National Nursing & Public Health Forum

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    Thursday, August 04 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)—Sandra Wynn, Director of Bluefield State College’s Associate Degree Nursing Program, represented the College at a recent national nursing forum in Baton Rouge, LA.  The Division of Nursing and Public Health (DNPH) of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s “Nursing Partner Day Forum” was designed to bring together deans and directors from the schools of nursing at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCSs).  Twenty HBCUs were represented in the initiative at the Southern University and A&M College School of Nursing.

Attendees discussed strategies to increase the availability of funding for HBCU faculty, students and schools.  “We also discussed ways to recruit students into careers as Registered Nurses in medically underserved areas, including the involvement of the Bureau of Clinician Recruitment Services,” Wynn explained.

“It was an honor to represent the rural area of West Virginia at the national level and tell policy makers about the needs of nursing students and faculty at Bluefield State College,” she continued.  “The forum strengthened opportunities to network with colleagues from other HBCUs, and to bring back ideas for retention and student success from these schools.”