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University of Phoenix faculty contributes to Overseas Korean Nurses Association conference

By Sharla Hooper

University of Phoenix College of Nursing faculty are contributing to the proceedings of The 6th General Assembly & Conference of the Overseas Korean Nurses Association in Phoenix on October 22 & 23. Sun Jones, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, who serves as the University of Phoenix’s Systematic Plan for Evaluation and Curriculum leader, is serving as the current president of the Overseas Korean Nurses Association.

“It’s an honor to serve as president for this important gathering of nurses where we can appreciate our purpose, our unity, and take advantage of this opportunity to reflect, recover and rejuvenate together,” Dr. Jones shares. “This is our first gathering since Covid-19 began and we are looking forward to reconnecting and sharing a sense of community with our colleagues as Korean nurses from all over the U.S. are travelling here to attend.”

Kathleen Winston, dean of College of Nursing at the University, will provide the keynote address, “Nurses: The Original Superheroes,” on Saturday, October 23.

Raelene Brooks, Ph.D., RN, associate dean of the College of Nursing, will be speaking on the topic of race and justice the afternoon of October 23.

Dr. Jones will be the event’s closing speaker that evening.

Overseas Korean Nurses Association (OKNA) was established after a need was identified to promote the unity and networking of all overseas Korean nurses in 2011.

Conference proceedings will be following safety protocols according to federal and state health guidelines, including masking and physical distancing. Event registration and further information are available at the OKNA website.

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