The 4th Annual NC AHEC Statewide Celebration of Rural Nursing Conference

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Target Audience

Registered Nurses, Advance Practice Providers, Licensed Practical Nurses, Public Health Nurses, and anyone who are caring for patients living in rural areas.


Sponsored by the NC AHEC, this webinar will feature four lively and informative presentations, by recognized authorities, on topics directly affecting the role of rural nursing in North Carolina.

The goal of this statewide NC AHEC initiative is to inform nurses and other healthcare professionals about healthcare challenges and success in rural settings. Participants will learn more about the nursing and the team’s role in reaching the goals of Healthy NC 2030, Disaster Planning and Response, and how the Health Wagon brings healthcare to rural settings. Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN, FAANP, FAEN, FAAN, President of the Rural Nurse Organization will discuss reasons to celebrate the value of rural nurses in the past, present and future.

Please join us in celebration of rural health nursing!

The NC AHEC Program provides and supports educational activities and services with a focus on primary care in rural communities and those with less access to resources to recruit, train, and retain the workforce needed to create a healthy North Carolina.

This program is sponsored by the NC AHEC Program Office and is jointly provided by all nine AHECs in NC.

Please register today and become our partner in better meeting this mission.

Healthy North Carolina 2030

Kathryn G. Dail, PhD, RN
Director, Community Health Assessment and Healthy North Carolina 2030
Division of Public Health, North Carolina
Department of Health and Human Services

Empowering Nurses to Manage Natural Disasters

Carol Ann King, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC
Certified Agrisafe Provider
Clinical Professor & Assistant Program Director
Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Specialties
East Carolina University

Empowering Nurses to Manage Natural Disasters

Michelle Taylor Skipper, DNP, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC, FAANP
Certified Agrisafe Provider
Director of DNP Program, Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Specialties
East Carolina University

Health Wagon’s Response to Crisis in Health Care

Teresa Tyson, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
President & CEO, Health Wagon

Health Wagon’s Response to Crisis in Health Care

Paula Hill-Collins, DNP, RN
Clinical Director, Health Wagon

Celebration and Future of Rural Nursing

Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN, FAANP, FAEN, FAAN
President of the Rural Nurse Organization &
Associate Dean for Experiential Learning UNC Greensboro

Learning Outcome:
Participants attending this session will have enhanced knowledge of best practices for patient care related to rural nursing and rural communities.

Registration Fee
$30.00 Early Bird Registration before 11/5/2021
$45.00 Registration fee after 11/5/2021

CE Information:
4.0 Nursing Contact Hours
APO 28-709
Area L AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

0.4 CEUs / 4.0 Contact Hours

Live Webinar Information
This Live Webinar will be broadcast with Zoom. Instructions to join the Live Webinar will be emailed prior to the event. You can test your computer by going to the Zoom Test Page

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  • Dail: Identify wicked community health problems that can only be improved (or made worse) by the actions (or inactions) of the community
  • Dail: Distinguish the difference between telling a story about community health with data and telling a story about the community’s health.
  • Dail: Recognize how to locate the web based HNC 2030 report, NC State Health Improvement Plan, and the HNC 2030 Scorecard
  • King and Skipper: Discuss ways nurses are impacted by natural disasters in NC.
  • King and Skipper: Describe nurses’ role as key interprofessional team members.
  • King & Skipper: Discuss resources for specialized education and training in disaster planning, preparation, response, and recovery
  • Tyson & Collin: Provide an overview of providing health care to vulnerable populations in Appalachia.
  • Tyson & Collins: Provide an overview of COVID response from a free clinic
  • Snyder: Analyze challenges to rural nursing.
  • Snyder: Evaluate solutions for challenging rural health concerns.
  • Snyder: State at least 2 resources for rural nurse resiliency.
  • Relate personal stories shared by the nurses working at various clinical settings in rural areas through vignettes and their impact on patient care.


Yuen Cheung DNP, RN, NPD-BC, 704-512-6523


Kathryn Dail BSN, MEd, PhD, RN, Carol King DNP, FNP-BC, RN, Audrey Snyder PhD RN ACNP-BC
Nov 12, 2021
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
0.40 - CEU
4.00 - Contact Hours
4.00 - Nursing Contact Hours
Live Webinar
Nov 12, 2021
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar
Registration Fee.
Planning Committee Members and Speakers
Contact Hours
Nursing Contact Hours