Subjects That Matter Most

Each month, GRNEN visits another country around the world to bring together our global rural and remote healthcare community and hear from health professionals about what rural health is like in their country. New Podcasts are posted on the third Monday of each month.

Episode 1: Canada
Judith C. Kulig, BScN, PhD, joins host Samuel Mann to discuss the role of the nurse in Canada, the challenges of the environment, and her proudest moment as a rural nurse.
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Episode 2: Australia
Australian healthcare expert Jane Mills talks the challenges building a wellness culture in rural communities, workplace burnout, and the healthcare system in her country.
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Episode 3: East Africa
Dr. Oneko joins Sam on this stop of the World Tour to share the realities of rural healthcare in East Africa and why he's hopeful for the future of the profession.
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Episode 4: The United Kingdom
Keith Whiddon discusses the unique landscape of Bishop's Castle, food insecurities, and how the current climate is impacting the mental health of their community.
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Episode 5: Okinawa
Maki Chinen gives a look at the remote islands of Okinawa, their population and healthcare challenges, and what their nursing education structure is like.
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To continue the conversation and learning experience, join each respective country's World Tour Community.

2021-2022 Grant Outcome Presentations


Webinar Archives

On-demand sessions previously recorded from our Subjects That Matter Most series.

Building Agility & Fostering Posttraumatic Growth in Rural Care Settings
Presenter: Dr. Tim Cunningham, RN, DrPH, FAAN
Learn about ideas, concepts and practices related to fostering well-being for caregivers and their teams, as well as agility tools designed to build professional resilience and foster space for compassion and love.

Global Rural Nurses: Story Telling
Facilitated by Kathy Jourdain and Jerry Nagel
Listen as members of the GRNEN community shares their unique stories of inspiration and hope as we explore the challenges of nursing in rural settings.

A Global Rural Collaboration: Student Nurses Engaging with Community Health Assessment Sustainable Education (CHASE) Model to Reduce Health Disparities
Presenters: Jean Ross, RN, BN, PhD, FCNA and Keith Whiddon, B.Ed
This webinar promotes discussion about community development, models and strategies to reduce health disparities among participants.

Public Health Nursing's Role During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Presenter: Audrey Snyder, PhD, ,RN, ACNP
In collaboration with the Rural Nurse Organization (RNO), GRNEN shares this presentation to provide an overview of public health priorities during the pandemic, describe the role of public health nursing leadership in the community, and apply the role of public health nursing to education of the public during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Finding Your Wellbeing PPE (Personal Protective Emotions)
Presenter: Jeffrey Leichter, PhD, LP and Rich Preussler, MA, LPCC
This webinar addresses the impact of COVID-19 on nurses, identifies key elements of well-being and plan for one change in your self-care, and recognizes opportunities for growth in the midst of challenges during COVID-19.