“Exploring Critical Issues,” an award-winning cable TV series hosted by Adelphi University President Robert A. Scott, PhD, is airing an hourlong program dedicated to nursing issues that affect todays nursing profession.
“Nursing is no longer a profession symbolized by a lady with a lamp,” Scott said in a recent interview about the upcoming program. “In fact, a growing percentage of todays nursing school applicants are male.”
The series, which airs on Long Island Catholic TV station Telecare, features a panel discussion by business and community leaders on topics including regional planning, keeping the arts alive, new social media and how to achieve balance in nurses public and private lives. For “Exploring Critical Issues: Nursing,” Scott and his group of panelists, who included Patrick Coonan, RN, EdD, dean and professor of nursing at Adelphi; Patricia Donohue-Porter, RN, PhD, director of the PhD program, School of Nursing, Adelphi; Joseph J. Tomaino, RN, MS, executive vice president, Continuing Care Division, Catholic Health Services of Long Island; and Eileen Williamson, RN, MSN, Nurse.coms senior vice president and CNE, touched on topics ranging from new technologies and skills, changes in the delivery of healthcare in America, and the education and training of future nurses.
“Participating in this special program was a wonderful opportunity to dialogue with other nursing leaders and to share with viewers some of the rewards, challenges and current issues in our profession,” Williamson said. “Most of all, it allowed me to express how proud and privileged I am to be a nurse and do the work I do.”