This opportunity is open to all health professionals in training, including nursing students at all levels (pre-licensure, enrolled in a nurse residency program, pursuing an advanced degree). Official call for applications follows.
HPiT Co-Chair Call for Applications!
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality is seeking a motivated health professional student/trainee who has a passion for healthcare equality and strengthening their leadership skills to join the GLMA Board of Directors in the Health Professional in Training (HPiT) co-chair role. The one-year term begins in the fall with the opportunity for a one-year renewal.
The HPiT co-chair is the voice for the student and trainee members of GLMA. In addition to being a full voting board member, the position is responsible for co-chairing the HPiT committee, which is tasked with addressing issues important to GLMA student/trainee members. Students/trainees from diverse backgrounds including health profession and geographic locations are encouraged to apply. Residents and fellows are also eligible to apply.
DEADLINE to apply: April 8, 2019, at midnight (PST)
To learn more about the GLMA HPiT Board Member position, please reference the attached application.
At 11 am on Thursday next week (September 24th), the opening bell will ring for our GLMA Nursing Summit 2015! We will not have as much time as we have had in the past, but the time we do have will be a dynamite, fun and inspiring time together. I know that there are still many nurses “out there” who do not yet even know we exist (I met 3 of them on a google hangout 2 days ago) – so it is imperative that every time you hear or read something about GLMA Nursing, share it as widely as you can – I have listed a few hints below about how to do this!
Our lack of visibility in nursing is not a surprise, or course. Like the lingering effects of “don’t ask, don’t tell” our invisibility in nursing continues to be perpetrated by the many damaging effects of stigma that still exist within nursing, and in fact throughout society. And to make matters worse, until now we have not had an LGBTQ “home” for nurses – our connections with one another have been largely informal friendships, sometimes nurtured across geographic landscapes by our informal connections in other organizations where we make it point to find other LGBTQ nurses who are our friends and acquaintances. Now, because of the GLMA Nursing Section, we are blazing a new trail, learning as we go how to turn our nursing gaze on the challenges of LGBTQ health in the context of a formal organization.
I hope you are able to be present on the 24th! But if you cannot, and even if you can, here are some important things YOU can do to support this fledgling organization:
- Join! Your membership in GLMA, and the GLMA Nursing Section, is a vital way to help ensure our success over the long haul.
- Follow this blog! Go to any page on the web site and click the link at the top of the right sidebar to follow! (You can do this even if you have not yet joined!)
- Sign up for the GLMA nursing email list! The list is open to all, member or not, nurse or not – anyone who is interested in nursing action on behalf of LGBTQ health.
- “Like” our GLMA Nursing Facebook Page, and add news and information about nursing and LGBTQ health any time!
- Check #GLMAnursing on Twitter to learn real-time “happenings!” This will be especially interesting during the Nursing Summit and the GLMA conference! If you are there, please tweet regularly and use #GLMANursing to let the world know what is happening!
If you have not yet tuned in to the 2015 Nursing Summit, plan to do so in any way you can! It looks like we may have a smaller-than-usual number of attendees in person – but remember that we may be small, but we are mighty!!! If you are among those who can be there, that will be wonderful — our Summit planning Chair Caitlin Stover and her team have a great agenda planned! If you are still thinking about coming, please register soon, and join us! If you are having a hard time getting to Portland Oregon by noon on Wednesday, get there as soon as you can – we will be thrilled to see you arrive any time!
If you cannot be there, then be sure and follow this blog for live, on-the-spot reports of what is happening! When you get an email notice of a new blog post, you can respond to the post so that your “voice” can be “heard.” You can download the WordPress app on your mobile device and check the blog regularly, and reply on the spot!
And, if you have not yet joined GLMA and the Nursing Section – this is a very important way that you can support our important work! Remember – this is the one and only organization that is dedicated to LGBTQ health, and that offers a “home” for LGBTQ healthcare professionals and our allies. So even if you cannot be at the 2015 Summit, you can be a member! Join us today!!
Don’t miss it – early bird registration saves you money!! Go to the GLMA conference registration site to get your registration in before Friday!
Registration for the Nursing Summit is an add-on, and the registration fee remains $125 regardless of when you register! Check out the information here and register if you have not already!
Calling all students – undergraduate and graduate – GLMA’s scholarship program can help you get to the September Nursing Summit and conference! The deadline to apply is coming up soon, so head on over to the GLMA web site and get your application in now!