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Leadership in a global world

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11/21/11
Karen H. Morin at the fall Pinnacle Lecture Series

Karen H. Morin, President of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, spoke at the fall Pinnacle Lecture Series, a Connell School program that brings recognized nursing leaders to Boston College each semester to address issues at the forefront of health care today.

In her talk “Lessons Learned: Leadership in a Global World,” Dr. Morin discussed the critically important role that nurses play in health care globally, and why it is important that they assume leadership roles at all levels, including within the global community.  With the leadership skills employed within the global arena being different than those in other arenas, Dr. Morin focused her presentation on the different skills and abilities needed to be an effective global leader, with a focus on the identification of cutting edge issues of relevance to nurses.

A professor and director of graduate programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Karen H. Morin, Ph.D., RN, DSN, ANEF, FAAN, is president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. She was a founding member of Johnson & Johnson’s Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy.

Morin is an accomplished author, investigator, and presenter whose research interests include the effects of obesity on pregnancy, gender issues in health care, and faculty development. She writes an infant nutrition column for MCN: The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing. She won the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National League for Nursing in 2003, was inducted into the league’s Academy of Nursing Education Fellows in 2009, and named an American Academy of Nursing fellow in October 2011.

You can view Dr. Morin's lecture in its entirety here.

The next Pinnacle Speaker, Karen Daley, M.S. ’04, Ph.D. ’10, President of the American Nurses Association, will be visiting Boston College on April 10, 2012.

Pictured: Karen H. Morin, President of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International