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Tonight: Speaking Up for Patients and Ourselves

Don't miss this workshop where you can earn up to 3 CE hours while learning new strategies to advocate for yourself and your patients!

This event is tonight, 1/12/203, at 5:30 p.m. Registration is $40! Learn more about this event below and register here.

Speaking Up For Patients and Ourselves with Nicole Hall, EdD, MBA, BSN, CNE

This empowering training is presented to you by the Salisbury University School of Nursing in partnership with the Center for Healthy Communities and Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Support Program (NSP-II) Leadership Toolkits Grant.


Patient advocacy is a nursing responsibility; however, nurses may hesitate in an advocacy role, being unsure how to effectively speak up and advocate for their patients. The same is often true for personal advocacy.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide you an opportunity to better understand personal and patient advocacy, in the form of speaking up, with the goal that you will be more comfortable doing so in your role as a nurse. This course provides a layered approach that utilizes a variety of strategies to teach advocacy and the skill of speaking up.

You will learn strategies to help you speak up for yourself and your patients with a professional approach and will have the opportunity to develop communication phrases that you can use when speaking up. Attendees will earn 3 Maryland Nurses Association Approved Continuing Education Hours.

Objectives: At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain speaking up and its role in patient advocacy, self-advocacy, and society.

  • Identify barriers to speaking up.

  • Develop effective phrases and communication techniques that can help overcome barriers to speaking up.

  • Act as a leader by using appropriate communication skills when speaking up.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Nicole Hall, Ed.D, MBA, BSN, CNE graduated with her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Salisbury University in 2003 and immediately entered the maternity setting providing bedside care for eight years. In 2017, Dr. Hall earned her Doctor of Education from Drexel University. It was her doctoral studies that began her focus on the topic of advocacy, speaking up and patient safety which has led to further research, publications, presentations and educational offerings.

Continuing Education: This course is brought to you by the Salisbury University Center for Healthy Communities and School of Nursing. This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Online Format: This conference will be held via a meeting. To receive full credit you must be able to full engage the training in live time. Test your equipment at

If you wish to discuss reasonable accommodations, please contact Degan Allen at

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