Rural and Frontier Nursing Specialty Committee
The Rural and Frontier Nursing Specialty Committee was envisioned at the 2012 National Conference in Tucson, Arizona. This committee recognizes the special issues inherent in living and working with HIV in sparsely populated areas such as lack of resources, distance to care, lack of supportive services, and increased stigma and isolation. The committee is composed of nurses and nurse practitioners working in HIV care and prevention who are either based in rural or frontier areas or provide services to clients living in these areas.
It is the purpose of this committee to:
Facilitate knowledge sharing and the development of educational resources about innovative approaches to improve access to care and outreach efforts in rural areas.
Advocate for HIV care and prevention efforts in rural communities.
Develop a network of providers working in rural/frontier areas that can share experiences, expertise and solutions.
If you are interested in joining this committee or would like more information please contact one of the following
2015 Co-Chairs: Anne Benson or Anna Atkinson.
2015 Board Liason: Judy Wessell
Rural and Frontier Nursing Specialty Committee Members: Click here to log in to the Rural and Frontier Nursing Discussion Forum. Please note that only members of this specialty committee can participating in the Discussion Forum. If you are interested in joining this specialty committee, please email us and let us know!