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Nurse Professional Development

Nurses are integral to the EHA mission of serving the poorest of the poor in North India. Most would be unable to afford higher education or professional development activities on their own salaries. It is only through your gifts that they can attain these goals.

As part of the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad organization’s grant to EHA, U.S. nurses will travel to India to provide training for nurse leaders in American Best Practices in Nursing (ABPN). These training workshops will be offered several times a year over several years. The intent is that these newly educated nurse leaders will then teach the nurses who work under them these same best practices. Learn more about the ASHA grant project here.

Please consider a gift to the EHA Nurse Professional Development Fund so that EHA nurse leaders can attend these workshops.

The instruction is significant for the professional growth and development of EHA nurse leaders, and it provides a time of refreshment from their extremely challenging service in mission hospitals with limited resources.

The average cost of a three-day nurse leader workshop is $2,500. This includes room and board and supplies for 35 to 40 participants, and is less than the cost for one nurse to attend a conference in the US. Your donation of any size will help train many EHA nurses!

In addition to funding, we also need instructors for these events. If you are a nurse leader or educator (or if you know one!) and would like to find out more information about volunteering at future training sessions, please contact rhansen@ehausa.org for more information. If you would like to apply to teach at these training sessions, please click the button below. Download and fill out the pdf, and then email it to rhansen@ehausa.org.

EHA nurse leadership workshops are overseen by Robyn K. Bullock-Hale, PhD, RN, who serves as a volunteer nurse consultant with EHA. From 1999 to 2003, Robyn served as EHA’s Nurse Facilitator in India and is therefore very familiar with EHA and their nursing program. Currently, Robyn is Clinical Education Program Manager at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ with the organization CommonSpirit. She is passionate about helping nurses implement best practices in nursing and patient care and also mentoring them in evidence-based practice and research projects.

To better understand the work of EHA nurses and the opportunities for serving in India, please watch this video.

Next EHA Nursing Leadership Workshop

March 2024 (tentative date)

Baptist Christian Hospital and College of Nursing, Tezpur, Assam