We're pleased to announce that our Keynote speaker for the first day of the 2016 Michigan Nursing Summit, September 29-30, will be Victoria Niederhauser DrPH, RN, PCPNP-BC, FAAN. Dr. Niederhauser will discuss Building a Culture of Health: Nursing’s Role in the Transforming Framework.
Dr. Niederhauser is Dean and Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing. Prior to her current position, Dr. Niederhauser has held various leadership roles at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene including Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Department Chair. She has also held academic appointments at George Mason University and George Washington University.
The focus of Dr. Niederhauser’s scholarly activities are in the area of child and adolescent Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, with an emphasis on immunizations; her motivation to work in this important area stems from her passion to help children and their families be healthy and stay healthy. Dr. Niederhauser published the book “Core Review for Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioners” in 2007 and has authored over 50 articles and book chapters on child health and educational issues.
In 2010, she contributed to the Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing through Transformational Partnerships in Nursing Education commissioned paper, published in the report. She has received funding for nursing research and training grants totaling over $6.6 million dollars. Dr. Niederhauser is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She received the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence and the Research Award from Sigma Theta Tau, Gammi Psi Chapter. She is an Executive Advisory Board Member of the Beryl Institute and is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Action Coalition.
We'd like to thank Ferris State University School of Nursing for sponsoring this Keynote speaker and for providing quality career mobility options for students who aspire to an initial career in nursing as well as for nurses who are seeking advanced degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.