Alicia Georges, AARP’s incoming president, will kick off the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s (VUSN) 2018 Dean’s Diversity Lecture series Jan. 9.
Georges will speak from noon to 1 p.m. at the facility’s Nursing Annex, Room 155, presenting “Journey to Leadership in Nursing and Beyond: Insight for Future Nurse Leaders," according to a university press release.
Georges is a nursing advocate who has written on diversity, disparity and leadership in the nursing field, particularly regarding African-Americans, the release said. She maintains active ties to industry organizations and is a professor and nursing department chair at New York’s Lehman College and the City University of New York. Previously, Georges worked as a nurse, serving in leadership roles.
VUSN Dean Linda Norman commended Georges’ paving the path for nurses as “an educator, scholar, practitioner and advocate.”
“Now she represents AARP, the largest organization of Americans over 50, and has the platform to be heard on healthcare and nursing issues that will have lasting impact,” Norman said in the release. “I’m eager for our doctoral students to hear her talk about her path and how they can emulate her.”
The lecture is open to the Vanderbilt community but space will be limited, according to the release. VUSN’s lecture series strives to prepare students, faculty, staff and community to lead nursing with diversity awareness in an increasingly global world.