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Buerhaus to deliver Aug. 28 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

Aug. 9, 2018, 10:10 AM

Peter Buerhaus, PhD, an internationally recognized health care economist and workforce expert, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28, noon-1 p.m., in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 155.

Peter Buerhaus, PhD

His talk, “Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses: Improving Diversity and Improving Access to Primary Care in Underserved Populations,” is open to the Vanderbilt community, but space is limited. Lecture attendees may order a box lunch for the event here.

“Peter Buerhaus is the go-to authority on the nursing workforce, quality of care and how nurse and physician shortages impact society,” said VUSN Dean Linda Norman, DSN, the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing.

“He’ll share insights on why underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minority groups and men in the nursing profession needs to be addressed and how greater diversity among providers will help serve people without access to routine health care.”

Buerhaus is well known to many at Vanderbilt.

He was a professor of Nursing and of Health Policy from 2000-2015. Currently, he is director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies and professor of Nursing at Montana State University College of Nursing.

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