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Safe Table Forum 18

Moving from ADN to BSN: What Works for Washington RNs?

What are the barriers and incentives for employed RNs in Washington State to achieving educational advancement? How can these barriers best be overcome? This forum, held in Spokane or Seattle, engaged colleagues across multiple perspectives and organizations in cross-sector learning, conversation, and thoughtful problem solving.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Spokane, WA
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Tukwila, WA
8:45am - 12:30pm


Pat Farmer Pat Farmer, DNP, FNP, RN is a nurse practitioner and nurse educator in Humboldt County, California. She is a national Nurse Expert for the Center to Champion Nursing in Washington, DC, where she has worked with nursing education and practice leaders across the U.S. to facilitate work on academic progression in nursing. Dr. Farmer has taught at all levels of undergraduate and graduate education. She has served in leadership roles with a variety of professional organizations, and currently participates on the Policy and Practice Committee of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Board of Directors for the Union Labor Health Foundation, and the Leadership Team of the Humboldt County Aligning Forces for Quality project.

Peg Currie Peg Currie (Spokane), MS, BSN is the Regional Chief Nursing Officer for Providence Health Care, eastern Washington. Ms. Currie has been involved in Nursing Administrative activities for over 20 years. She has served as a Pro-Tem member for the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and has been a participant with the Northwest Organization of Nursing Executives. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Montana State University and a master's in organizational leadership at Gonzaga University. She has been honored to speak locally and nationally on nursing topics.

Kim Williams Kim Williams (Tukwila), MS, RN. Ms. Williams has her bachelor's degree in nursing and her master's in healthcare administration. She has held numerous nursing leadership positions, all in Western Washington. She is currently the Chief Nursing Officer and Interim Chief Operating Officer at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, a 491-bed acute care hospital located in Snohomish County.

Funding and Sponsorship

This forum is hosted by the University of Washington Health Policy Center and the University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies. Sponsorship provided by the Washington Center for Nursing, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of its Academic Progression in Nursing initiative.

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