What You Don’t Know May Hurt Others: Understanding Unconscious Bias

Date: July 26
Time: 2–3 p.m. ET.

What is unconscious bias and how does it influence nurses and others? Learn about the neuroscience behind unconscious bias and how these subtle beliefs and behaviors can have large impacts. Understand how nurses can recognize and handle unconscious bias at the individual, organizational, and institutional level so as to minimize the impact.


  • Piri Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, Campaign for Action Diversity Adviser and University of California-Davis Professor
  • Minjon Tholen, MA, Cook Ross Senior Consultant

Participants will:

  • Define unconscious bias and differentiate the types
  • Explore the neuroscience of unconscious bias
  • Discuss how unconscious bias affects health outcomes
  • Determine strategies for mitigating the impact of individual and institutional unconscious bias


Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: More Evidence Scope of Practice

Date: August 2
Time: 3–4 p.m. ET.

The Institute of Medicine made clear: “Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training.” The evidence is also clear: Consumers benefit when they have better access to high-quality care from nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses.

Join expert Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN,  director of the University of California, San Francisco Health Workforce Research Center, as she highlights new studies that reinforce findings presented in the 2016 webinar “The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care.”

Participants will:

  • Examine findings from new studies that provide evidence for the benefits of increased access to high-quality care.
  • Discuss questionable conclusions in studies that compare physician and APRN practices.
  • Review how political spending influences licensing laws.


Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative 

Date: September 27
Time: 2:30–3:30 p.m. ET.

Call-in information:(866) 215-3402
Conference code: 4343911

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