Diversity Impact 2014


Join Us for an Impactful, Sight-Seeing, Cultural Excursion! You're Invited to...

Learn more on diversity, while taking in the historic sights of nature's mountains and quiet rivers. Located on the beautiful campus of Frontier Nursing University, Diversity Impact Weekend provides students and alumni an opportunity to come back to campus for fellowship, networking and to participate in leadership discussions related to increasing diversity in nursing and midwifery.

During this weekend workshop, students will:

  • attend sessions hosted by nationally recognized nursing leaders
  • participate in teambuilding activities, cultural competency awareness training, and open dialogues
  • network with available FNU student services, and
  • dine at the exclusive Wendover Inn retreat, with a meal warmly prepare and freshly made.

Registration Today! This event is hosted by FNU’s Pride Program and is free for FNU students, faculty/staff and guests. For more details on this event, please feel free to contact Wilvena.McDowell@frontier.edu, PRIDE Program Coordinator.

Hear what students are saying about Diversity Impact (CLICK HERE). To review past Diversity Impact events click on the left hand menu links. If you would like to join Pride’s student organization, please complete the PRIDE Application and email it to the PRIDE Program Coordinator.

Down the Conference Schedule to view a detailed list of conference sessions.

2014 Diversity Impact Keynote Speaker

Debra J. Barksdale
Associate Professor & Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing Family Health Division
Carrington CB 7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Dr. Debra J. Barksdale is an Associate Professor and Director of the DNP program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). She is certified as a family nurse practitioner (NP), an adult NP, and a nurse educator. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing. In addition, she was also a Department of Health and Human Services Primary Health Care Policy Fellow. Dr. Barksdale is immediate past President of the prestigious National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). She is also a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows 2011 Cohort.

Read Dr. Barksdale's entire bio.

Bonus Feature: Dr. Barksdale recently presented a TEDxUNC talk, "Rising from the Mud," which you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HjIDEStfyI