NLN Taking Aim: Debriefing to Build Inclusive Environments

Aug 15, 2022 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM Monday

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Due to heightened awareness of racism as a public health crisis, there is a strong call to action that future nurses are prepared to be advocates for health equity and inclusion. Discussions around these topics can be difficult and result in learners feeling an array of emotions including anxiety, discomfort, anger, and shame. Facilitators of these difficult conversations need to have effective debriefing skills to create a brave space for learners to have an honest dialogue and learn from each other. This webinar will discuss effective debriefing techniques and describe ground rules for creating an inclusive debriefing environment.

Please note: This webinar will not be recorded and will not be available for later viewing.

1. Describe the importance of providing health professionals education on approaches to promoting health equity
2. Define the grounds rules for establishing a brave space to debrief difficult conversations
3. Discuss effective strategies to facilitate difficult conversations around racism

Kellie Dionne Bryant DNP, WHNP, CHSE, FAAN

Dr. Bryant is currently the Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs and Simulation and Associate Professor at Columbia school of nursing’s accredited Helene Fuld Health Trust Simulation Center. Dr. Bryant has over 20 years of teaching experience and 10 years of experience as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her career she has become an expert in the field of simulation through her experience with designing simulation centers and implementing simulation programs for two of the top-rated nursing schools in the country. In her current role she oversees the day-to-day operations and implementation of simulation-based education for all the graduate nursing and advance practice nursing students. Additional responsibilities include implementing initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for students and the surrounding community.

Dr. Bryant serves on many national and international committees focused on simulation and DEI. At Columbia University, she was appointed to President Bollinger’s inaugural Community Advisory Board and antiracism implementation taskforce. She is currently the co-chair of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s media and communication committee and appointed member of the DEI workgroup. She is serving her second year on the CDC funded Nurse-Led Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee.

Dr. Bryant is currently on the executive board for the Greater NYC Black Nurses Association including serving as the liaison for the NYC Black and Latinx Providers committee. Dr. Bryant received her Associates degree in nursing from Hudson Valley Community College. She continued her education at Stony Brook University where she received her Bachelor’s in Nursing and a Master’s Degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Lastly, she received her Doctorate in Nursing Education from Case Western Reserve University.

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