Month: December 2014

Education and Training Workgroup – Call for Feedback!

Caitlin Stover, who is the leader for our Education and Training Workgroup, is calling for feedback from Nursing Section members!  They are examining the American Association of Medical Colleges recent document titled “Implementing Curricular and Institutional AAMC LGBT Publication_CoverClimate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD,” and are considering ways in which the recommendations in this publication can be transferred to nursing.  And they want out feedback on this!  Caitlin tells me that we do not have to read the entire paper (unless of course we want to!) and we do not have to answer all of their questions … but any feedback we can provide will be be very helpful!

You can download the entire document for free here.

Here are their questions!

1. What do you think about the document, and its significance in helping the profession of nursing promote LGBT education and training?

2. What aspects of the document can we adopt to nursing education?

3. What aspects of the document are being done in nursing already?

4. How do we facilitate implementation in nursing?

5. What challenges do you think that the profession will encounter and how can we overcome them?

Meet Laura C. Hein

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Hello colleagues and friends!  The holidays are almost upon us. Can you believe it’s been almost three months since the conference?!  Members of the different workgroups have been working hard.

I wanted to share an opportunity for input into NLN Accreditation standards. The NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) needs our feedback on their standards. Of particular interest to our Section is Standard IV: Culture of Learning and Diversity.  Press release with links to the standards and feedback survey.  This is our chance to address LGBTQ diversity concerns with one of our two nursing accreditation organizations. Please don’t pass up this opportunity!

I wish you all safe and Happy Holidays!                                         



Patient & Clinical Care Workgroup 2014 Summary and 2015 Action Plan

Nate Swift-Erslev, our Patient & Clinical Care Workgroup leader, has posted their 2014 Summary and 2015 Action Plan!   It is available on their workgroup page here

One of the early steps in our workgroup’s action plan is creating an office and break room poster for nurses and other providers that has basic questions related to sexuality, reproductive and gender health to improve care of LGBTQI patients.  They have drafts under review now, so watch for more information on this exciting project coming soon1