Nurse to Nurse: AACN Town Hall

Part of AACN Critical Care Webinar Series

Presenter(s): Beth Ann Wathen, MSN, RN, CCRN; Tonka M Williams, MHA, MSN, RN, CMSRN; Rebekah J Marsh, BSN, RN, CCRN

Added to Collection

Webinar Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges and stressors for nurses, caused by staffing shortages, unhealthy work environments and a disparity in compensation practices. These and other challenges are the leading causes of compassion fatigue, moral injury and despair – prompting more nurses than ever to leave the healthcare field. As AACN advocates for solutions to improve working conditions for our community, we want to hear directly how you are feeling, answer your questions and discuss what you are experiencing.

Join AACN President Beth Wathen and board members Tonka Williams and Rebekah Marsh at our next online town hall to discuss the challenges nurses are facing, and hear about the work we are doing with our community to support nurses and nursing. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions directly to our presenters and interact live. This is part of a new quarterly series of listening sessions where we can speak directly with you and discuss what you are experiencing.

Presenters

Beth Ann Wathen, MSN, RN, CCRN

Beth Ann Wathen, MSN, RN, CCRN

Beth Wathen is a clinical practice specialist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora. She oversees the PICU’s Quality Program and serves as organizational lead for the Code/RRT Program and Sepsis Task Force, and nursing lead for the Clinical and Operational Effectiveness Council.

Tonka M Williams, MHA, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Tonka M Williams, MHA, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Tonka Williams is nursing director of Medicine and Nursing Nutrition Support at VCU Health, Richmond, Virginia. She oversees the acute/progressive care nursing medicine units, an ambulatory incarcerated medicine clinic and the nursing nutrition support team.

Rebekah J Marsh, BSN, RN, CCRN

Rebekah J Marsh, BSN, RN, CCRN

Rebekah Marsh is a clinical nurse educator, acute care/telemetry, at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington (UW) Medicine in Seattle, Washington. She also serves as clinical educational liaison for three acute care medical-surgical/telemetry nursing wards.