Diversity CRNA Zoom Doctorate Symposium

Learn about doctorate-prepared nurses of color in pursuit of PhD, EdD, DNP, or DNAP degrees, advanced practice nurse’s faculty pipeline, and building a body of work!

You will hear from a panel made up of CRNAs, FNPs, CNMs & Fellows of color.

Increasing the Pipeline of Doctorate Degrees for Nurses of Color

CRNA Advanced Pain Management Fellowships

Black Maternal Health & Racism in Nursing

Increasing PhD and Faculty Pipeline

Building a Body of Work: A FAAN’s Journey

Keynote Speaker

Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion | Research Professor Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing from the Pennsylvania State University will be our keynote speaker!

Dr. Fields is a Research Professor and Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion in the College of Nursing at Penn State University. He is also the founder and CEO of “The S.D.F Group, LLC”, which is a health innovation consultant company (www.thesdfgrp.com). He has 30 years of experience in the health sector as an educator, researcher, clinician, administrator, consultant, health policy specialist, and entrepreneur/business owner. Dr. Fields is a well-known and respected HIV/AIDS prevention research scientist with a significant focus on young men of color. He is an Advanced AIDS Certified Registered Nurse and a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He is a lifetime member of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc., (NBNA) and currently serves as the organization’s national 1st Vice President (2020 – 2022). He was the first-ever male Registered Nurse selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship Program in which he served as a policy adviser to then-Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) on the Senate HELP Committee during the historic healthcare reform debates and passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Dr. Fields is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the National Academies of Practice. He has held academic and administrative positions at Binghamton University, University of Rochester, Florida International University, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, New York Institute of Technology, and Long Island University-Brooklyn. Dr. Fields received his Ph.D., in Nursing Science from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.S., in Family Nursing, and B.S., in Nursing from Binghamton University. He completed his post-doctoral work in the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California San Francisco.

You must register to attend this free event.  The Zoom link will be provided on Thursday evening, 2/15/2023, a few days prior to the event.