What is the Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network (GRNEN)?

A network of nursing practitioners, educators, researchers and students who share a passion for improving the health of rural communities and an appreciation for the role nurses play in serving these communities.  The Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network was created with the belief that by providing a forum that encourages global diversity, and invites multiple perspectives we will improve  decision making and progress on issues that matter to rural nurses and rural communities around the globe.

Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network opportunities are designed with flexibility in mind.  This means that participants can choose learning opportunities, exchange information and connect with others in ways that best fit their needs.

 

How can we exchange information and connect with others around the globe?

  • Share research, and presentations in the Global Rural Exchange Network Online classroom
  • Provide co-learning spaces designed around needs of participants
  • Provide a way for participants around the globe to post questions and have discussion boards so natural relationships can grow
  • Host virtual group discussions and exchanges of importance to rural nursing
  • Acknowledge the importance of diverse, global perspectives and provide training and learning opportunities that foster and increase “Worldview Intelligence”
  • Facilitate the identification of nurse leaders in different cultures around the world and provide opportunities for connecting
  • Provide opportunities for nursing students around the globe to experience other cultures without traveling while collaborating and executing solution-focused rural community health interventions, co-learning assignments, group discussions, and projects.

 

 What is our timeline?

We will be spending the remainder of 2020 and 2021 continuing to build the platform, add opportunities and ensure appropriate resources.

 

What can you do now?

  • Check the events calendar for exchange opportunities that fit your needs and interests.
  • Volunteer to host a virtual rural nursing exchange discussion for an important topic.
  • Create a co-learning space with students and educators in a different country
  • Volunteer to share something on the GRNEN blog, social media forums (Facebook, Instagram, UTube, Twitter) or shared learning space
  • Let us know your thoughts!  How would you like to see the Global Rural Nursing Exchange evolve?  What would be the most helpful

Do you have an idea for a Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network (GRNEN) Opportunity or do you have something you would like to share with other rural nurses, nurse educators, or researchers?  If so we would love to hear from you. 

Let us know what’s on your mind.  It’s easy, all you need to do is send your idea, comment or question to one of the following contacts. We look forward to hearing from you!

Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network Contact(s):

Audrey Snyder aesnyder2@uncg.edu

Corey Kilgore Corey@MHCH.org

Lisa Feller Lisa.feller@usd.edu

Jean Ross Jean.Ross@op.ac.nz

Elizabeth Merwin elizabeth.merwin@uta.edu

Diana Vanderwoude diana.vanderwoude@sanfordhealth.org

What is the Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network (GRNEN)?

A network of nursing practitioners, educators, researchers and students who share a passion for improving the health of rural communities and an appreciation for the role nurses play in serving these communities.  The Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network was created with the belief that by providing a forum that encourages global diversity, and invites multiple perspectives we will improve  decision making and progress on issues that matter to rural nurses and rural communities around the globe.

Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network opportunities are designed with flexibility in mind.  This means that participants can choose learning opportunities, exchange information and connect with others in ways that best fit their needs.

 

How can we exchange information and connect with others around the globe?

  • Share research, and presentations in the Global Rural Exchange Network Online classroom
  • Provide co-learning spaces designed around needs of participants
  • Provide a way for participants around the globe to post questions and have discussion boards so natural relationships can grow
  • Host virtual group discussions and exchanges of importance to rural nursing
  • Acknowledge the importance of diverse, global perspectives and provide training and learning opportunities that foster and increase “Worldview Intelligence”
  • Facilitate the identification of nurse leaders in different cultures around the world and provide opportunities for connecting
  • Provide opportunities for nursing students around the globe to experience other cultures without traveling while collaborating and executing solution-focused rural community health interventions, co-learning assignments, group discussions, and projects.

 

 What is our timeline?

We will be spending the remainder of 2020 and 2021 continuing to build the platform, add opportunities and ensure appropriate resources.

 

What can you do now?

  • Check the events calendar for exchange opportunities that fit your needs and interests.
  • Volunteer to host a virtual rural nursing exchange discussion for an important topic.
  • Create a co-learning space with students and educators in a different country
  • Volunteer to share something on the GRNEN blog, social media forums (Facebook, Instagram, UTube, Twitter) or shared learning space
  • Let us know your thoughts!  How would you like to see the Global Rural Nursing Exchange evolve?  What would be the most helpful

 

Please Join Us!

We invite you to participate in a shared experience as the Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network (GRNEN) brings forth the Subjects That Matter Most Series. This webinar series is designed to host speakers and content experts that provoke important discussions critical to rural nursing.

Join us for the kickoff of the Subjects That Matters Most Series offered every other month in collaboration between the Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network (GRNEN) and the Rural Nurse Organization (RNO).

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

12 pm - 1pm CST 


FINDING YOUR WELLBEING PPE (Personal Protective Emotions) IN TRYING TIMES

Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of Covid-19 on nurses.
  • Identify key elements of a wellbeing self-assessment and plan for one change in your self-care.
  • Recognize opportunities for growth in the midst of challenges during COVID-19.

Speakers:

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Jeffrey Leichter Ph.D., L.P.

Licensed Psychologist (Minnesota, Arizona, Michigan)

Lead Administrator, Behavioral Health Integration

Sanford Health

Enterprise Clinic Services

 

Rich Preussler, M.A., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (North Dakota)

Sanford Health

Director of Patient and Community Education Dept.

Learning, Education, and Development (LEAD)

Human Resources

Please note that GRNEN opportunities are free to anyone who would like to participate. We encourage you to register for this special event and please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone involved in rural nursing practice, research, education, or nursing students who would benefit from this discussion. We look forward to a meaningful and helpful discussion!

REGISTER HERE

Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Do you have an idea for a Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network (GRNEN) Opportunity or do you have something you would like to share with other rural nurses, nurse educators, or researchers?  If so we would love to hear from you. 

Let us know what’s on your mind.  It’s easy, all you need to do is send your idea, comment or question to one of the following contacts. We look forward to hearing from you!

Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network Contact(s):

Audrey Snyder aesnyder2@uncg.edu

Corey Kilgore Corey@MHCH.org

Lisa Feller Lisa.feller@usd.edu

Jean Ross Jean.Ross@op.ac.nz

Elizabeth Merwin elizabeth.merwin@uta.edu

Diana Vanderwoude diana.vanderwoude@sanfordhealth.org