Annual Institute 2014





2014 ACHNE Annual Institute
Social Justice: Within & Beyond our Borders

June 5-7, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas
Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk – Downtown

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Conference objectives

  1. Describe teaching and learning strategies in a variety of platforms that promote social justice within and beyond borders.
  2. Describe innovative teaching strategies to prepare students for culturally congruent practice in local and global environments.
  3. Describe strategies that promote national and global public health nursing leadership.
  4. Examine the relationship between social justice and C/PHN education, practice, and research.
  5. Describe current and evolving social justice research for global C/PHN education and practice.
  6. Examine evidence-based social justice strategies through interprofessional education, practice, and research.

Keynote Address

Social Justice Knows No Boundaries
Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Professor of Nursing, Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations, Duquesne University

The presentation presents evidence of the historical roots of social justice and gives credence to ACHNE's 2014 theme: Social justice knows no boundaries. The presentation also addresses the relevance of using social justice theories to direct and undergird public/community health research, practice and teaching.


  1. Envision a world where social justice knows no boundaries.
  2. Trace the recurring themes of social justice in three of the world's great religions.
  3. Discuss three contemporary theories of social justice that can shape research, practice and education in the discipline of public/community health nursing.
  4. Debate an action theory that systematically addresses three components of actions on behalf of social justice