Healthy Nurses for Wisconsin Conference 2018

Healthy Nurses for Wisconsin Conference 2018

THANK YOU to our inspiring presenters and energetic participants!  We hope your experience in the Dells starts you on the path to better health.

HANDOUTS  are posted below in the Schedule.  Download/print as desired.

Small Changes. Big Results.

105,000 Healthy Wisconsin Nurses Send a Powerful Message to our Patients And Our Communities… Join us for a one-day, hands-on, and interactive program focused on improving and protecting your health. Each participant will receive a complimentary yoga mat, and comfortable clothing is encouraged to allow for relaxation and full participation!

Conference objectives:

  1. Identify healthy behaviors to make sustainable positive lifestyle changes (healthy eating, exercise, rest and stress reduction) to decrease chronic diseases like hypertension.
  2. Utilize developed tools and methods that participants can translate into their self-care and settings that include but are not limited to home, community, or workplace.
  3. Empower participants to take advantage of opportunities for health promotion and disease prevention by translating their knowledge to their patients that small changes can lead to big results.


Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN

Diane  Lauver PhD, RN, FAAN

Gretchen A. Diem, PhD


Holly Carpenter is the Senior Policy Advisor for the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nursing Practice and Innovation department. Her responsibilities at ANA include Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ initiatives, resources and continuing education programs, as well as supporting multiple occupational health and work environment issues. Holly travels to Wisconsin to motivate nurses to lead the nation’s journey to better health by taking the ANA’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge!
Dr. Diane Lauver is a Registered Nurse, Researcher, and Professor of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Nursing. She also serves as a consultant in multiple health behavior change interventions through the UW Health Innovation Program. We greatly value her input in planning this program for nurses, and look forward to learning how ‘Mindfulness, Compassion, and Behaviors’ can have a positive impact on our mental and physical health.
Dr. Gretchen Diem is dedicated to the research, teaching, and clinical application of evidence based behavioral medicine interventions designed to reduce the physical, emotional, and financial impacts of stress. She has developed and implemented many progressive and innovative programs, which offer practical and proven skills for making lasting behavior changes to support a healthy, balanced life. Dr. Diem joins us at lunch to deliver a message on ‘Mindful Eating’ – learn how to utilize the power of your mind to improve your health and well-being.

Handouts and Resources

Any handouts or resource pages submitted by the presenters are posted below next to the session title in blue.  Participants may download/print the available handouts as desired.

Schedule for SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018

7:00-8:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15   Welcome and Overview of Program
8:15-9:00   Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge Overview (handout)
9:00-9:30   Hypertension: Small Changes, Big Results in Measurement & Management of Blood Pressure (handout) (Hypertension Protocol)
9:45-10:45  Holistic, CAM, Herbal, Integrative, Functional Medicine & Beyond (handout)
11:00-12:15   Physical Health Activity Sampler (rotate through all 3):
     A – Pilates
     B – POUND®, and
     C – Conscious Dance 
12:15-1:40  Lunch and presentation ‘Incorporating Mindful Eating Into Your Lifestyle’  (handout)
1:40-2:30   Holistic Health Breakout Session (choose 1):
     A – Introduction to Healing Touch (handout)
     B – Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (handout)
     C – Hunger and Conscious Eating Strategies (handout)
2:45-3:45   Mindfulness, Compassion, and Behaviors (handout) (mySTEP form)
3:45-5:00   Organizational Approaches to Support Healthy Nurses: Panel Discussion and Workshop
(Bellin resources part 1) (Bellin resources part 2)
Continuing Nursing Education Credit – 7.75 contact hours of CNE credit was available to participants who attended the entire program and returned a completed program evaluation/survey before leaving.

Learn more about the Healthy Nurses for Wisconsin MIG!

QUESTIONS?  Please contact the WNA office at 800-362-3959

Wisconsin Nurses Association is approved with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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