KHNA 2016 Nurse Leadership Conference

photograph of the KHNA group on stairs in faculty alumni house

UCSF School of Nursing held the Korean Hospital Nurses Association’s (KHNA) Nurse Leadership Conference for the second time. As with last year’s cohort, nearly thirty nurse leaders from South Korean hospitals participated in activities from October 3 – 7. Healthcare Administration & Interprofessional Leadership (MS-HAIL) Program Director, Mary Louise Fleming, PhD, RN, and Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing (OEHN) Program Director, OiSaeng Hong, PhD RN, FAAN co-hosted the program. The conference was a great success with a close collaboration with UCSF School of Nursing, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco CA Medical Center (SFVAMC), and Northern California Korean Nurses Association. Highlights for this year’s group were tours of our Moffitt-Long Hospital and the SFVAMC as well as presentations by key UCSF Medical Center and SFVAMC leadership including:

  • Patricia Birmingham, RN, PhD—Chief Nurse for Education and Informatics
  • Beatrice Sool Choi, RN, MSN, PsyD—Clinical Director Ambulatory Care, Medical Practice, ID Clinic, Women’s Clinic & Chief Nurse, Telehealth and Hemodialysis Unit
  • Shirley Pikula, MS, RN—Chief Nurse Executive and Associate Director Patient Care Service

SFVAMC and UCSF hosts pose for photo in lange room

MS-HAIL faculty and recent graduates of the program—in conjunction with faculty from the OEHN program gave leadership development sessions on topics ranging from long-term care, patient safety and interdisciplinary nurse scientist teams to health information technology. At the opening event on October 3, the conference participants were warmly greeted with introductory remarks by School of Nursing’s Interim Dean Weiss and Associate Dean Martin-Holland, and Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco’s Consul of Civil Affairs Mr. Choi Wonseok. In the evening of the opening day, Dr. Fleming and Hong were invited guests of the Consul General of Korea at the San Francisco celebration of National Day of Korea—a Korean National Holiday. There were nearly 240 international guests at this festive gala.

UCSF co-hosts stand in front of city hall at the celebration

On the third day of the program, UCSF School of Nursing graduate and current UCSF Medical Center Chief Nurse Researcher and Director Daphne Stannard, RN-BC, PhD, CNS, along with MS-HAIL program graduates Unit Director for Centralized Telemetry/Vascular Access Team Elizabeth Sin, MS, BSN, CCRN, Assistant Patient Care Manager for the Neurological Intensive Care Unit Theresa Mueller, RN, MS, CCRN, and Assistant Director for Case Management Molly Shane, RN, MS, kicked-off the UCSF Medical Center and Moffitt-Long Hospital portion of the program. Sherry Corcoran, a MS-HAIL graduate and colleagues Julie Nguyen, and Carrie Meer presented on our Ambulatory Cancer Center, Patient Safety and Nursing Performance Improvement respectively. Many School of Nursing faculty and recent graduates delivered presentations on areas including: workforce and patient safety, use of simulation approaches in teaching, long-term care issues in the U.S., and new directions for the School of Nursing, including a spotlight on our doctor of nursing practice program, which is scheduled to launch in January 2018.

Keynote and co-hosts pose for a photo

Professors Hong and Fleming pose in lange room following graduation

For the last day’s final events and graduation ceremonies, featured keynote speaker, Monica Kwon, RN, MS, (Korean American) retired Chief Nursing Officer from Los Angeles County Ambulatory Care Network presented “Nursing Leadership in 21st Century: Experiences as the Chief Nurse and Operational Officer of Los Angeles County.” The weeklong conference concluded with a lunch celebration in the beautiful Lange Room in the UCSF Kalmanovitz Library. Participants received a conference certificate, and new and old friends exchanged tokens of their gratitude for the week’s hospitality and educational program, see slideshow of photos below:

Entire group gathered by windows in lange room for a photo