Distinguished Nursing Lecture Featuring Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake on March 27

2019 Distinguished Nursing Lecture Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake
Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Marshall-Blake, MGA, FAAN, is president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation.

“Building the Pipeline of Nurse Leaders”

This lecture presents the work of noted nursing scholars and will explore key themes such as preparing nurses to lead change in the health care system through policy, practice, and education, and identifying the competencies that are needed for nurses to advance to leadership positions and successfully drive change.

Join us on March 27th as we welcome Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, a charismatic and devoted advocate for health equity, access to education, and nursing.

“I think it’s vitally important that we mentor, that we give back,” Rev. Dr. Marshall-Blake has said. Her vision and extensive career aligns perfectly with the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden’s mission of service and community engagement. “Service is in my DNA,” Rev. Dr. Marshall-Blake said. “I’m about how do we make a difference; how do we make it better for our communities that we live, work and play in.”

Her commitment to serving others and mentoring leaders in the nursing field is clear. As president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Marshall-Blake leads strategic, programmatic, and operational efforts to fulfill the Foundation’s mission to pioneer sustainable solutions that improve the health and wellness of the community.

The endlessly energetic Marshall-Blake is also devoted to her church and community- she is an associate minister, serves on 25 non-profit boards and committees, has been recognized for her leadership and community service by numerous organizations, and has also been recognized with numerous awards by local and state organizations.

Rev. Dr. Marshall-Blake is also passionate about ensuring patients of all demographics are served by the nursing profession, “Because you may be challenged economically, it doesn’t mean that you don’t want good healthcare for you and for your family.”

“The future of the nursing profession lies in our ability to advance society’s health and wellness," says Dean Donna Nickitas. “We need to be a driving force that shapes compassionate public policy that contributes to a more equitable and prosperous society where the health of all populations is prioritized.”

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden believes health care is a basic right for all individuals. We prepare nurses to provide care across the continuum- from acute to primary care. Our faculty, students, and staff immerse themselves in the community while contributing to a campus-wide climate of collaboration and research that promotes health care at home and all over the world. Social justice is the fundamental theme that informs our school's strategic direction and a core value that aligns with Rutgers–Camden's commitment to civic engagement- connecting campus resources with the needs of the community.

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This event is Free but Registration is required

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

5:00- 7:00 PM


530 Federal Street, Camden NJ 08102. Rutgers–Camden Nursing and Science Building, Room 101

Free parking is available in Camden City Lot N, at Federal and Hudson Streets. Make a right off of Federal Street onto Hudson Street to access the lot entrance.

Sponsored by the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden. For more information, contact Dr. Lynne Borucki.