Nursing Education & Events

Fall Nursing Summit
Saturday, October 26 2019, 8:30 am-1:00 pm, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, #202, Seattle, WA 98103,

Event Summary:

This workshop will include presentations about three local agencies that are working in King County with youth and families to address homelessness. You will find out how KCNA’s Community Grant program has been addressing needs since 2000. Members can apply for a grant of $500-$1,250 to fund local projects. At the end of the event, we will pack 400 cold kits for the Real Change vendors.

Sponsored by the KCNA Neighborhood Special Interest Group.


8:30-9:00 am             Arrival, coffee

9:00-10:00 am           Overview of the Nonprofits working with the homeless


Find out what three nonprofits are doing to house families, address the needs of youth, and support vendors selling the Real Change newsletter. All will highlight ways you can get involved. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.


Rob Stewart, Executive Director of New Horizons. Since 1978, New Horizons has connected youth experiencing homelessness to resources they need to exit street life through basic services and positive relationships.

Speaker TBD, Mary’s Place. Mary’s Place believes that no one’s child should sleep outside. They provide safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness by offering access to nine emergency family shelters in King County.

Tiffani McCoy, Lead Organizer and a Vendor from Real Change. Real Change produces an award-winning weekly newspaper that provides immediate employment opportunity for low-income and homeless people and takes action for economic, social, and racial justice. Hear first-hand from a Vendor about their experience.

10:00-10:15 am         Break 

10:15-11:20 am         Panel Discussion: Community Grants


King County Nurses Association (KCNA) is committed to improving the health of the communities in King County and encourages members to participate in community-based projects.  Projects must address a current health need, involve a KCNA member, collaborate with a nonprofit organization, and be conducted within a twelve-month timeframe.  We encourage participation of student nurses, registered nurses, and other health care professionals.

Projects meet a current health need in King County, involve at least one KCNA member, and collaborate with a local nonprofit.

This event will include an overview of the grants, application tips, and conclude with a panel of KCNA members who have received grants. They will describe their projects and give suggestions to members who are considering applying for funds.

Panel Members:    

Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Program. This program is through Seattle-King County Public Health and is an evidenced- based home visiting program that serves low-income women, having their first baby. NFP provides frequent home visits during the woman’s pregnancy until the child is 2 years of age and serves 750 clients per year.

•Emerin Hatfield, BSN, Public Health Nurse, has received three grants (2014, 2017, 2019) for Reading to Baby providing multicultural books for families; and Promoting Early Childhood Development Through Play for age & development appropriate toys.

•Esther Tung, BSN, IBCLC, Public Health Nurse, Supporting Successful Breastfeeding for Families

Seattle Pacific University: Antwinett O. Lee, EdD, MS-CNE, RN, Seattle Pacific University received two grants that partnered with nursing students in their Community-Based Service Learning Projects. These included: Human Trafficking Educational Badges for ER Nurses and Infection Control Measures for Union Gospel Mission Hope Place.

11:30-Noon                Taking Action for the Homeless: Help pack 400 cold kits that will be distributed to the Real Change vendors.

Noon-1:00 pm           Box Lunches & Departure   

All participants will receive a certificate of completion for 3.0 hours that meets the continuing competency requirement for license renewal in Washington State.

Who Should Attend:  Registered Nurses and nursing students.

Bring:  Warm socks for the homeless will be collected.


$15.00 KCNA members and nursing students, $40.00 Nonmembers. Includes coffee, box lunches, handouts. Free parking is available on site.

Registration Deadline:  Monday, October 21, 2019

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