Nursing Education & Events

Poverty Immersion
Saturday, February 02 2019, 9:30 am-1:00 pm, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 – 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila 98168,


Poverty Immersion is a virtual experience of life on the edge, designed to help professionals better understand and serve those living in poverty. This unique interactive experience helps participants understand what life is like for those with a shortage of resources and an abundance of stress. Although it uses play money and fictional scenarios, the Poverty Immersion is a facilitated role-play, not a game. Each participant is randomly assigned to a family unit and provided with resources; then, they must try to make ends meet while interacting with “service providers” stationed around the room. This experience increases awareness of issues facing people in poverty and helps build a foundation for personal, professional and organizational change.

This event is funded by Salal Credit Union and co-sponsored by King County Nurses Association, Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization, and the Western Washington Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.

All Registered Nurses that participate will receive a 3-hour certificate of completion that meets the continuing competency requirement for license renewal in Washington State.

Facilitated by:

Martha Aitken, Senior Associate, WSU Metropolitan Center for Applied Research and Extension


9:30 am – 10:00 am             Participant Arrival

10:00 am – 1:00 pm             Program: Poverty Immersion




Who Should Attend: 

Registered Nurses and nursing students, family members and colleagues (16 and older, please).


Free to all participants, with sponsorship by Salal Credit Union. Participants will receive a continental breakfast, lunch and materials.

Registration Deadline:  

Monday, January 28, 2019


Email KCNA at

Mary Mahoney 

Professional Nurses