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TWU’s Houston Center presents nursing lecture Oct. 22


Kerry Paige Nesseler


HOUSTON — The impact of global health issues on local health care is the focus of Texas Woman’s University’s annual Good Samaritan Foundation Fall Forum on Friday, Oct. 22.

The presentation, titled “Making Global Local,” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in the Houston Endowment Auditorium located at TWU’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, 6700 Fannin St. in the Texas Medical Center. The lecture and refreshments are free. For more information or to register, call (713) 794-2100 or email by Oct. 15.

The annual event, underwritten by the Good Samaritan Foundation, is presented by TWU Houston’s Stark College of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston.

TWU has applied for 3.0 CNE Type 1 contact hours from the Texas Nursing Association (TNA) for the event. The TNA is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This year’s event also includes an essay contest. Participants are invited to submit a 500-word or less essay on the topic “Making Global Local: the Impact of Global Health Issues on Local Health.” Monetary awards will be given to the first- and second-place winners of the essay contest, which will be announced at the Fall Forum. To enter, email the essay to by Oct. 11. Only emailed essays will be accepted for this contest.

Featured speaker for the event is U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Kerry Paige Nesseler, M.S., R.N., director of the Office of Global Health Affairs in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In her position, Nesseler develops strategies to maximize HRSA’s participation in efforts to improve health care for vulnerable populations worldwide. She also coordinates and advances international health policy and resource development within HRSA. Additionally, Nesseler serves as a consultant to the HHS Office of the Secretary's Global Health Affairs, other HHS agencies, the World Health Organization and other international groups on a variety of health and nursing issues, including health professions training and Pacific Basin health care needs.

Nesseler received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco and her master of science in nursing from the University of Hawaii.

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