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2021 International Rural Nursing Conference

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Influencing Rural Health Care for Generations

The conference is presented by a partnership of the Rural Nurse Organization, the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, Boise State University, and the University of Wyoming.

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To convene rural healthcare nurses and other health professionals, researchers, educators, and leaders to discuss various topics of importance to rural health, including historical contributions.   Conference sessions will address these topics:  Evidence-based Clinical Practice, Quality Improvement, Research,  Education,  Policy/Workforce.


Evidence-based Clinical Practice, Quality Improvement, Research,  Education,  Policy/Workforce


  • Explore past, current, and future challenges and strategies to strengthen the delivery of health services and improve health in rural areas.  
  • Examine creative approaches to meeting the transition to value based health care in rural settings.  
  • Develop leadership skills necessary to advance rural health care access, cost, and quality.
  • Create an environment of global learning, collaboration, and partnership with a focus on improving the quality of healthcare in rural populations.


CNE will be available!

This activity has been submitted to Alabama State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  The Alabama State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


For more information, contact Sea Talantis at or 205-348-3014 or Mandy Guin at 205-348-6222.