Join Us to Discuss the Radical Transformation of Nursing Education

Fri June 12, 2020

The Benner Institute for Teaching and Learning at HealthImpact is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s national study: Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation. Three webinars, led by Dr. Patricia Benner and moderated by Dr. Garrett Chan, will focus on the key universal professional apprenticeships. The next webinar will focus on two crucial areas of urgently needed transformations in nursing curricula: 1) the need for anti-racism in health care as a result of poorer health outcomes for people of color in America; and 2) the need for innovative inter-professional education in nursing curricula.

The Cognitive Apprenticeship      REGISTER HERE

Examine knowledge, theory, science, and technology. 1 CEU

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)

COST: $40.00


  • Kenya V. Beard, EdD, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
  • Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
  • Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Thank you to the California Association of Colleges of Nursing (CACN) for their generous donation; the subsidized attendance fee is $40.00 per webinar.

Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor Emerita, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing.

Dr. Benner directed the U.S. National Carnegie Study:  Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation.  Dr. Benner notes that the Carnegie Study called out the economic and access disparities and injustices in the American Health Care System. Ten years ago, health care for profit created a health crisis for the poor and uninsured, and daily caused professional ethical breaches for health care professionals. For example, students in the study agonized over discharging seriously ill homeless patients to the streets. The current climate of health care has deteriorated further.  Even more access restrictions exist for racial minorities, the under-insured, and the poor. Systemic racism is rampant in health care, education, policing, justice, prison systems and more. This moment of heightened awareness of systemic racism provides an opportunity to address racism and poorer health outcomes for people of color. Dr. Benner is a leading thinker and educator on addressing racial injustice and poor health outcomes for people of color.  Her insights come with a strong moral vision, grace, tact and inclusiveness.


Kenya V. Beard, EdD, CNE, ANEF, FAAN Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at Nassau Community College, part of the State University of New York system.

As a 2012 Macy Faculty Scholar, she founded the Center for Multicultural Education and Health Disparities and propagated research and best practices to advance the needle on diversity, inclusion, and health equity. In her former role as Senior Fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University School of Nursing, she wrote blogs and co-produced health care disparity segments for the Center’s radio program, HealthCetera, on WBAI-FM for an audience of over 400,000 diverse listeners. Her webinars, blogs, workshops, research, and publications speak to the critical need for authentic race-related discourse. Dr. Beard is an influential speaker who led the New York State Action Coalition in constructing the 2014 Workforce Diversity Toolkit for New York. Her expertise in multicultural education and implicit bias contributed to her being called on by the National League for Nursing to assist with the development of their 2016 Diversity Vision Statement. More recently, she co-created the Josiah Macy Foundation’s 2018 ground-breaking document Improving the Environment for Learning in the Health Professions. Her workshops, which propel discourse on race and implicit bias, have been facilitated by the National League for Nursing and the Harvard Macy Institute’s Program for Educators in Health Professions. Dr. Beard is currently a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nursing Education. She is Chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee at the editorial board for the American Journal of Nursing.


Meg Zomorodi PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Professor in the School of Nursing. Dr. Zomorodi was selected as a Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar in 2014.

Dr. Zomorodi has a passion for interprofessional education, and quality and safety.  Dr. Zomorodi served as a Research Assistant for Dr. Linda Cronenwett’s RWJF Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project. Dr. Zomorodi’s teaches design and implementation of interprofessional education (IPE) and practice delivery, linking clinical practice and educational preparation of providers. Dr. Zomorodi currently leads the Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI), which is an evidence-based population health course and clinical immersion experience that partners interprofessional student teams with health professionals in rural and underserved communities. RIPHI has partnered 150 health professions students with 9 community sites in 6 North Carolina counties. Additionally, under her leadership, the first Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice (OIPEP) was established at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, creating a novel, sustainable and replicable mechanism for collaborative IPE between the Health Professional schools, Health Sciences Library and the Schools of Business, and Education at UNC Chapel Hill.



The Practice Apprenticeship      REGISTER HERE

Learn clinical reasoning, caring practices, and skilled know-how. 1 CEU

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)

COST: $40.00


  • Lisa Day, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Carol Durham, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Thank you to an Anonymous Donor for their generous funding; the subsidized attendance fee is $40.00 per webinar.