2018 International Rural Nursing Conference

Advancing Rural Health through our REACH: Research, Empowerment, Academics, Clinical Practice and Health Promotion

This biennial conference is scheduled for July 23-26, 2018, at the Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, TN, USA.

The conference is presented by a partnership of the Rural Nurse Organization, The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing and the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.  

CNE Hours!  This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association(14.33 hours), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

RNO research grant opportunity! Please click here for more information on research grants.

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Conference Objectives

The purpose of this conference is to convene rural healthcare nurses and other health professionals, researchers and educators to discuss various topics of importance to rural health. Conference sessions will address seven critical areas: education, evidence-based clinical practice, health policy/Affordable Care Act, hot topics in critical access hospitals, research, clinical outcomes/health disparities and quality and clinical markers in rural hospitals.

  • Develop leadership skills necessary to advance rural health practice and policy
  • Discuss with leading experts and colleagues advances in rural health care and the impact upon individuals living in rural regions
  • Apply current evidence-based trends in health care to rural nursing
  • Identify current health care issues that impact rural health and nursing practice



For more information, contact Sea Talantis at stalantis@ccs.ua.edu or 205-348-3014 or Lauren Lewis at llewis@ccs.ua.edu or 205-348-6222.