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National sorority of nursing professionals comes to Chicago

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated, brings their 65th National Conference to the Windy City. More than 500 registered nurses and nursing students from across the United States, the District of Columbia and the Caribbean will convene at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Hotel on July 7-13, 2019.

The theme of the 2019 conference is “Climbing the Pillars with Chi: Embracing Technology and Innovation in a Diverse, Global Society.” Special guests include Rev. Dr. Aaron McLeod of the Gorham United Methodist Church, Laurie Benson, executive director of Nurses on Boards Coalition and Richard Snow, senior advisor for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to name a few.

2019 Chi Eta Phi Conference President Priscilla Murphy
Priscilla Murphy

“Low-income and minority populations do not typically have routine access to quality health care,“ said Priscilla Murphy, president of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated. “Service for Humanity” is our motto. Our instructive workshops provide opportunities for nursing professionals and students to engage in continuing education, mentorship and professional development designed to improve and deliver health care services to those most in need.”

During the six days of the conference, attendees will gain additional insights regarding the nurse’s role in our country’s opioid epidemic, epilepsy in African Americans, the domain of nursing, fostering diversity in the workplace and health care advocacy. Nursing students will also have the opportunity to learn about optimal learning modalities as well as successfully transitioning from the campus to a career. Additionally, members will donate 1,932 children’s books to local health care facilities.

The public is welcome to attend the following events during the conference:

  • Grand Opening featuring guest speaker Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent- Adam, former Deputy Surgeon General, on July 9 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Any of the 10 instructive workshops offering CEU credits
  • Supreme Gala and Awards Banquet featuring keynote speaker Dr. Ernest Grant, President of the American Nurses Association on July 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Honoring Military Nurses Luncheon on July 10 from noon to 2 p.m.

For more information about attending any of the public events, please contact Aleacia Guy, event planner, at [email protected].

2019 Chi Eta Phi Conference Members
THE PUBLIC IS invited to several receptions, meetings and workshops at the Chi Eta Phi, Inc.’s 65th National Conference, which will include topics on the country’s opioid epidemic and epilepsy in African Americans. Thousands of nursing professionals like the two pictured above are expected to converge in Chicago.

About Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated

What began in 1932 as a group of 12 registered nurses in the District of Columbia who courageously addressed the need for skilled and caring nurses to aid in the medical treatment of former slaves has grown to become an organization of more than 8,000 registered nurses and nursing students of diverse ethnicities.

The mission of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated is to facilitate the professional and leadership development of its members through mentoring and training designed to address the health care needs of under-served populations and under-resourced communities. This commitment to excellence in health care competency establishes a cadre of nursing professionals who can deliver quality health care services in desperate and vulnerable communities nationally and internationally.

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of more than 100 graduate chapters and 25 undergraduate chapters in five regions – Northeast, Southeast, Middlewest, Middlesouth and Southwest. Members range from nursing students to doctoral degrees and recent graduates to more than 70 years of experience in the areas of public health, acute care, education, research, administration, technology and policy.

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