University of Notre Dame nursing and midwifery associate dean attends exclusive Switzerland conference


Kathleen McLaughlin (Australian College of Nursing), Associate Professor Karen Clark-Burg, Fiona Unac (Acute Care Nurse) and Dr Frances Hughes (CEO of the International Council of Nurses).
Kathleen McLaughlin (Australian College of Nursing), Associate Professor Karen Clark-Burg, Fiona Unac (Acute Care Nurse) and Dr Frances Hughes (CEO of the International Council of Nurses).

JUST 26 nurses from around the world were invited to participate in an international program in Switzerland recently, including Karen Clark-Burg.

Ms Clark-Burg, the University of Notre Dame school of nursing and midwifery Associate Dean, was part of a select group of senior nurses who participated in the 2016 Global Nursing Leadership Institute Program.

She said the attendees were able to work together on how to build leadership within the field at a local, national, regional and international level.

“Apart from the opportunity to build international networks with an amazing group nurse leaders and invited speakers, the chance to be a part of this group with a focus on strengthening the nursing and midwifery profession and advance global health is both rejuvenating and invigorating,” she said.

“I hope to undertake further work to strengthen the Nursing & Midwifery curriculum at Notre Dame to prepare students to identify the health care needs of populations and build leadership skills to enhance future contributions in evidence-based care, health policies and reform.”