Dr. Sheila Davis is the Chief Nursing Officer at Partners in Health (PIH) where she led the organization’s Ebola response efforts in West Africa during the 2014 epidemic. She has been a nursing leader in the field of HIV/AIDS since the mid-1980s and served on the National Board of the Association of Nurses AIDS Care (ANAC). She entered the global health arena in 1999 responding to the global HIV pandemic working in a number of countries. She was the co-founder of a small NGO that worked in South Africa and Boston from 2004-2010 on health projects, including a rural village nurse clinic. Dr. Davis is a frequent national speaker on global health and clinical topics including HIV/AIDS, the Ebola epidemic, leadership in public health, and the role of nursing in human rights.
In honor of Seattle University’s 125th Anniversary, a brief presentation including four “Reflections on Nursing Excellence” by College of Nursing endowed professors will precede the keynote. Their reflections will educating and inspiring nurse leaders from a Jesuit perspective.
Katherine Camacho Carr, PhD, ARNP, CNM, FACNM, FAANPremera Endowed Nursing Professorship in Health Promotion and Care InnovationsTopic: Reflection and Discernment for Service
Janiece DeSocio, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANSauvage Endowed Professor of NursingTopic: Caring from the Heart
Anne Hirsch, PhD, ARNP, FAANP, FAANN. Jean Bushman Endowed Chair Topic: Getting Our Sandals Dirty
Danuta M. Wojnar, PhD, RN, MN, MED, IBCLC, FAANN. Jean Bushman Endowed ChairTopic: Caring and Social Justice
Event registration begins at 4:00 p.m. A reception and poster presentation featuring scholarly work by SU nursing faculty and students will be held from 4 to 4:30 p.m. followed by the Reflections on Nursing Excellence presentation and keynote.