Marquette University
Press Release

Marquette nursing leader selected to address Congress on Project BEYOND-2

Garcia will focus on impacting public health concerns through nursing workforce development

By - Nov 27th, 2017 09:23 am
Terrie Garcia. Photo courtesy of Marquette University.

Terrie Garcia. Photo courtesy of Marquette University.

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University Project BEYOND-2 Coordinator Terrie Garcia, MEd, RN, PhD(c), was selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to represent an interdisciplinary Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition to address members of Congress at an event in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

The panel discussion will focus on how Title VII and VIII grantees are helping patients with opioid use disorders, increasing access to care for rural communities, practicing preventative medicine, and promoting health equity.

Garcia coordinates Project BEYOND-2, a student support program that seeks to encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue a career in professional nursing. Project BEYOND-2 is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“It is an incredible honor to represent nursing at the national level as we work to improve nursing workforce diversity to meet the pressing unmet health care needs in our communities,” Garcia said. “Marquette College of Nursing graduates are committed to making a difference for others by addressing health inequities and working to create a socially just society.”

Mentioned in This Press Release

Organizations:

Recent Press Releases by Marquette University

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Evers, Baldwin with leads among Wisconsin voters

Trump at 42 percent approval, voters divided on how he has changed GOP

Marquette University names new vice president for university advancement

Senior Villanova advancement leader to start Marquette role on Oct. 1

Marquette Center for Peacemaking to hold its 10-year anniversary celebration Sept. 13

The center operates several programs to educate students, support research that promotes peace and explores the power of nonviolence.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us