Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs Carolyn Porta, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, has been invited to serve as a member of the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) of the Health Resources and Services Administration.
With this four year appointment, Porta and other NACNEP members will independently convene to provide nursing workforce advice and recommendations on federal policy, program and general regulation development to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Congress with respect to the administration of Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act. This includes a range of issues and solutions relating to the nursing workforce, nurse supply, education, and practice.
“It is an honor to be invited, and to have the opportunity to discourse with colleagues and propose solutions to pressing nursing workforce challenges in the United States, including recruitment, retention and financial structures. I will encourage our body to be creative, courageous, and original in our exploration of what we need to achieve optimal nursing everywhere,” said Porta.
NACNEP members represent leading authorities in various fields of nursing, schools of nursing; advanced practice nurses; hospitals and other organizations which provide nursing services; the general public; and full-time nursing students.
In addition to her associate vice president for clinical affairs role, Porta is a professor in the University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing and an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health and the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing. She is a forensic clinician and prevention scientist committed to improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities in Minnesota and around the globe.