On-Demand Webinars


2023 GRNVCLG Final Presentation Series

A Case Report of a Collaborative Online International Learning Focused on Climate Change Impacts on Rural Nursing Among Students in the Philippines and United States
Presenters: Aris Kendall Bungabong and Gibran Marcus
This webinar focuses on the outcome of the partnership between the University of New Hampshire in the United States and St. Anthony's College in the Philippines as faculty led nursing students through a collaborative learning experience on climate change.

Rural Nursing Opportunities: A United States - Australia Collaboration with Undergraduate Nursing Students
Presenters: Dr. Jessica Smith and Dr. Sharon Laver
This webinar focuses on the outcome of the partnership between the University of Texas - Arlington and Charles Sturt University as they share the outcome of their project which aimed to introduce undergraduate nursing students to rural health issues and pathways to rural nursing as a career option.

The Global Nursing Education Health Literacy Project 
Presenters: Abby Horton and Belinda Gombachika and Febbie Tambala-Jamieson
This webinar will delve into a partnership built upon a collaborative community of faculty and students from Kamuzu University of Health Sciences Kamuzu College of Nursing in Malawi and The University of Alabama’s Capstone College of Nursing in Alabama where they explored the barriers to health literacy experienced among rural communities. 

The Promotion of Global Health Competency Awareness Through Assessment of Vulnerable Populations: A Virtual Exchange Project
Presenters: Lisa Feller, Anne Pithan, and Helene Hegge from The University of South Dakota and Godrian Luttaay and Glory Emanual from the Kibosho Institute of Health and Allied Sciences
The Kibosho Institute of Health and Allied Sciences and the University of South Dakota Department of Nursing formed a collaborative partnership to address health needs of vulnerable populations in rural Tanzania and South Dakota. This webinar details their work describing the roles of health care providers, family, and other support systems in delivery of health care in rural Tanzania and South Dakota.

The Heart of Rural Nursing in South Dakota

Expanding the Nursing Workforce in Rural South Dakota 
Presenters: Dr. Anne Kleinhesselink, Helene Hegge, and Dawn Warren
Faculty and students from the University of South Dakota share their efforts to increase awareness, interest, and competency of student's nursing practice in rural and underserved communities through recruitment, teaching, and experiential learning.

Rural Health Nurses Making a Difference in the Health of Rural Communities
Presenters: Helene Hegge and Dawn Warren
Nursing students from the University of South Dakota share their clinical experiences working in rural South Dakota communities.

Addressing Vast Healthcare Staffing Challenges in Rural Communities of South Dakota
Presenters: Helene Hegge and Dawn Warren
Nursing students from the University of South Dakota discuss staffing challenges occurring in rural South Dakota healthcare facilities.

Getting to the Root of Mental Health Care in Rural Communities of South Dakota
Presenters: Helene Hegge and Dawn Warren
Nursing students from USD discuss the variety of mental health issues occurring in rural communities across South Dakota.

Mental Health Series

Psychologically Traumatic Experiences of Rural Registered Nurses Who Live and Work in the Same Community
Presenter: Sharleen Jahner, RN, MN, PhD
Sharleen discusses her research examining what social processes influence how RNs deal with exposure to distressing traumatic events in the context of living and working in the same rural agricultural community over time.

Mental Health Promotion and Psychosocial Support via AM/FM Radio Program in the Semi-Urban and Rural Province of Antique in the Philippines - Mental Health Series
Presenter: Mario Dimapilis, MHM, RN
Learn about the background, objectives, preparations, operations, and evaluation of a mental health promotion and psychosocial support via AM/FM radio program called “Kasulhayan”.

Cultivating Emotional Wellness in Rural Communities - Mental Health Series
Presenter: Whitney Fear, PMHNP
In this webinar, Whitney Fear discuss how identifying the most pressing needs of rural communities, and tapping into the resilience that already exists in within these communities, health care/human service providers can begin to develop creative and effective solutions to serve rural populations.

Tertiary Learner Mental Health: The Development of a National Framework - Mental Health Series
Presenter: Dr. Suzie Bartlett, RN, Dip Comp Nur, MHEd, DPP, Principal Lecturer in the School of Nursing at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand
Join Dr. Bartlett as she discusses the purpose and methodology behind the creation of her Safe MINDed Mental Health Accreditation framework which opens a space to create national and international positive change in creating a stigma-free culture associated with mental ill-health of learners and to heighten their wellbeing. 

Subjects That Matter Most
Rural Nurse Q&A with Patricia Gilley
Presenter: Patricia 'Trish' Gilley, RN
Trish shares insights on what it is like to be a rural nurse, providing real-life, tangible details on the advantages and challenges of practicing in a rural setting and what it is like to serve the community you live in.

Building Agility & Fostering Posttraumatic Growth in Rural Care Settings
Presenter: Dr. Tim Cunningham, RN, DrPH, FAAN
Learn about ideas, concepts and practices related to fostering well-being for caregivers and their teams, as well as agility tools designed to build professional resilience and foster space for compassion and love.

Global Rural Nurses: Story Telling - Part 1
Global Rural Nurses: Story Telling - Part 2
Facilitated by Kathy Jourdain and Jerry Nagel
Listen as members of the GRNEN community shares their unique stories of inspiration and hope as we explore the challenges of nursing in rural settings.

A Global Rural Collaboration: Student Nurses Engaging with Community Health Assessment Sustainable Education (CHASE) Model to Reduce Health Disparities
Presenters: Jean Ross, RN, BN, PhD, FCNA and Keith Whiddon, B.Ed
This webinar promotes discussion about community development, models and strategies to reduce health disparities among participants.

Public Health Nursing's Role During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Presenter: Audrey Snyder, PhD, ,RN, ACNP
In collaboration with the Rural Nurse Organization (RNO), GRNEN shares this presentation to provide an overview of public health priorities during the pandemic, describe the role of public health nursing leadership in the community, and apply the role of public health nursing to education of the public during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Finding Your Wellbeing PPE (Personal Protective Emotions)
Presenter: Jeffrey Leichter, PhD, LP and Rich Preussler, MA, LPCC
This webinar addresses the impact of COVID-19 on nurses, identifies key elements of well-being and plan for one change in your self-care, and recognizes opportunities for growth in the midst of challenges during COVID-19.

2021-2022 Grant Outcome Presentations

Assessing & Improving Access to Rural Healthcare Services
This on-demand presentation showcases a collaboration between student groups from the U.S. and Canada as they aim to understand the similarities and differences of global rural healthcare.

Malawi-Alabama Global Nursing Education Rural Vaccine Project
Explore the strengths and challenges facing rural communities in relation to increasing the uptake of vaccines.

The Promotion of Global Health Competencies
Hear how students from two unique rural areas had an opportunity to understand different health systems to learn and practice critical skills in rural health.

A view of the collaboration between the University of North Carolina Greensboro and Matibabu Foundation College of Health Sciences in Kenya.

Engaging with a Rural Community: Bishop's Castle
In the highly innovative modality New Zealand and Australian nursing students 'stand in the shoes' with the rural community people of Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, UK as they study and help address the community's mental health and social isolation needs. Being physically so remote to their target group enables these students to remain completely objective, yet through Virtual Reality gain a realistic understanding of the rural community context. This results in focused solutions and resources to the community's wellbeing needs.