The Role of Nurses

VIDEO December 4, 2020

Speaker / Author

Rayna Letourneau, PhD, RN

Assistant professor, University of South Florida College of Nursing

Dr. Rayna Letourneau, PhD, RN, has made it her work's purpose to create a highly educated, competent nursing workforce and advance the impact of nursing on the health and wellness of our nation. Dr. Letourneau's research focuses on nursing workforce development, transition to practice, and quality and safety education for nurses. Dr. Letourneau has ten years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and the master's levels. She has taught face-to-face, blended, and fully online nursing and interprofessional courses. Dr. Letourneau is an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and ... Read More

Shelly Schwedhelm, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Executive Director of Emergency Management and Biopreparedness at Nebraska Medicine

Shelly Schwedhelm is the Executive Director of Emergency Management and Biopreparedness at Nebraska Medicine (NM), with operational accountability for the Biocontainment Unit and National Quarantine Unit in addition to several state, regional and national biopreparedness grants.  Shelly had overall accountability for unit operations and logistics during the care of repatriated Americans with Ebola virus disease in 2014-15.  During the past several months, she lead efforts in collaboration with local, state and federal partners to support quarantine missions for repatriated Americans from Wuhan China and others returning from the Diamond Princess cruise ship from Japan who required care for COVID 19.  ... Read More

Kathleen Stephansen

GIC Chair, Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and Trustee of EQAT Trust Funds

Kathleen Stephansen is GIC Chair, Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and Trustee of EQAT Trust Funds. She is the former Chief Economist of Huawei Technologies, Chief Economist of the American International Group (AIG) and AIG Asset Management’s Senior Strategist and Global Head of Sovereign Research. Prior to joining AIG in 2010, Kathleen was Chief Economist at Aladdin Capital Holdings, Credit Suisse’s Head of Global Economic Research, and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corporation’s co-head of Fixed Income economic research and Chief International Economist. Kathleen serves on the board of the Global Interdependence Center (GIC) as the vice-chair of programming. She is ... Read More