Join the International Centre on Nurse Migration as we meet authors Professor James Buchan, MA (hons), PhD, DPM, Howard Catton, MA, RN, and Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI of ICNM’s latest policy brief, “Ageing Well? Policies to support older nurses at work.”
Up to 4.7 million nurses worldwide are expecting to retire by 2030. New report reveals strategies that must be adopted to help them continue in work and keep health services running. The policy brief Ageing Well? Policies to Support Older Nurses at Work builds on the World Health Organization’s State of the World’s Nursing (SOWN) report by detailing the policy implications and actions that are necessary to retain older nurses in the workplace.
The webinar, moderated by Mattia J. Gilmartin, PhD, RN, FAAN – Executive Director, and Jennifer Pettis, MS, RN, CNE, WCC – Acting Director, Programs at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing’s NICHE- Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders and Ellarene Duis Sanders, PhD, RN – Executive Director, National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence will address the implications of an aging nursing workforce and the actions necessary to retain older nurses in the workplace.
Join us for a 60-minute webinar (45 min. presentation, 15 min. Q&A):
Ageing Nursing Workforce – From assessment to implementation: 10-steps to retain your nurses
When: 5 May 2021 at 10.30 am EDT, 16.30 CET
About the Moderators:
Mattia J. Gilmartin, PhD, RN, FAAN
Mattia Gilmartin is the Executive Director of the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders Program (NICHE) of New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, where she leads a 500-member organization to create age-friendly healthcare services for 48 million older adults in the US. Dr. Gilmartin’s research, published in high-impact journals, spans the boundaries of nursing and management and advances understanding of leadership competencies for planned organizational change, voluntary turnover, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
She holds a master’s degree in nursing and an MBA from the University of San Francisco, and a PhD degree from the University of Virginia School of Nursing, which named her its 2018 Distinguished Alumna. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the New York Academy of Medicine, as well as a past chair of the Academy of Management Healthcare Management Division.
Jennifer Pettis, MS, RN, CNE, WCC
Jennifer Pettis, MS, RN, CNE, WCC is the acting director of programs for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) at the NYU Meyers College of Nursing. Established in 1992, NICHE is the leading nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals and healthcare organizations improve the care of older adults. In her role, Ms. Pettis oversees the NICHE curriculum and programming. Her responsibilities include expanding academic offerings, engaging current facilities and organizations, and seeking new relationships to expand the overall program. She also ensures the clinical education content and materials are consistent with national standards and enhance current strategy and goals. Additionally, she serves as the NICHE Conference Chair.
Ms. Pettis also serves as an adjunct faculty member for State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College (ESC) School of Nursing and Allied Health and provides subject matter expertise to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Chase Consulting Group team supporting their work with CMS under the MDS/RAI User’s Manual Support and Maintenance contract. She is member of the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York Board of Directors, the New York State Auxiliary Board for Nursing, the Foundation of New York State Nurses Board of Directors, and the Alumni Student Federation Board of Governors of ESC. In 2020, Ms. Pettis was recognized by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence as a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing. She is also honored to serve as the Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Ellarene Duis Sanders, PhD, RN
Dr. Ellarene Duis Sanders has 40+ years of experience in nursing. She has been a staff nurse, nurse manager, chief nursing officer, Magnet & shared governance director, nurse consultant, nursing faculty, and interim executive director of the Texas Nurses Association. She has been the Executive Director of NHCGNE since 2019 and is currently on faculty at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing RN-BSN Program. She has worked with many different kinds of organizations, including critical access hospitals, large tertiary care health centers, educational institutions, assisted living, long term care, and professional organizations. She gained an interest in older adults during 10 years as a volunteer parish nurse and 20 years of supporting her parents as they experienced the impacts of aging including multiple chronic conditions. She has been Nurse of the Year in three different TNA districts and is an inductee of the UTMB School of Nursing Hall of Fame. She served on the ANCC Commission on the Pathway to Excellence® Program, including 2 years as Chair. She was recognized as the UTMB SON Distinguished Alumnus in 2018. She is passionate about nursing and quality of care across the lifespan.
About the Authors:
Professor James Buchan MA (hons), PhD, DPM
Prof Buchan has specialized in nurse workforce policy and analysis throughout his career. He has worked extensively as a consultant in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, for governments and international agencies such as WHO, World Bank and OECD. His background includes periods working as a senior manager in the National Health Service in Scotland, his home country; senior policy analyst at the Royal College of Nursing, (RCN), UK; and as a specialist adviser to Health Workforce Australia, a federal government agency. He has also worked for WHO in Geneva and Copenhagen, and was a Harkness Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is Editor in Chief of “Human Resources for Health” the peer reviewed journal affiliated with WHO.
Howard Catton, CEO, International Council of Nurses
Howard was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in February 2019. He is committed to ensure that ICN effectively represents nursing worldwide, advances the nursing profession, promotes the wellbeing of nurses and advocates for health in all policies. He firmly believes that nurses should be at the heart of health policy decision making and leading healthcare systems and delivery.
Howard joined ICN in April 2016 as the Director, Nursing, Policy and Programmes. His team led the development of ICN policy and position statements. He also co-ordinated ICN Programmes and projects and oversaw the development of scientific programmes for ICN events.
Howard qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1988 and held a variety of nursing posts in England and the United States and worked for the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. He studied Social Policy at Cardiff University (BSc Econ Hons) and Industrial Relations at Warwick University (MA) and then worked as a Personnel and Organisational Change Manager in the National Health Service in the UK. For 10 years Howard was Head of Policy & International Affairs at the Royal College of Nursing in the UK.
Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI
Dr. Franklin A. Shaffer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CGFNS International, Inc., an internationally recognized authority on credentials evaluation and verification pertaining to the education, registration, and licensure of nurses and healthcare professionals worldwide. Dr. Shaffer earned his doctorate in nursing administration and education at Columbia University and has 50 years of progressive and varied nursing experience which includes administration, education, clinical practice, and research. He is a frequent speaker and consultant at meetings and conferences around the world and is an NGO representative at the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), and International Council of Nurses (ICN).
Dr. Shaffer serves as the Secretariat of the International Centre on Nurse Migration (ICNM), a strategic partnership between ICN and CGFNS International. ICNM occupies a key role in establishing effective global and national migration policy and practice that facilitates safe, quality, and accessible patient care and positive practice environments for nurse migrants. He is the former Deputy Director of the National League for Nursing, the accreditation organization for nursing education. Dr. Shaffer made the business case for The Joint Commission (TJC) to develop a certification for the healthcare staffing industry, an initiative that has since grown to include over 400 healthcare staffing firms.
Throughout his career, Dr. Shaffer has authored eight books and over 200 publications. He also serves on several leading professional journals and editorial boards, and most recently was selected as Chair of the International Advisory Board of the American Journal of Nursing. Recently, he was appointed Visiting Scholar at Tor Vergata University in Rome, Italy and the University of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Tirana, Albania, and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Dr. Shaffer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, and Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.