NC AHEC Statewide Rural Health Nursing Conference

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Target Audience

Registered Nurses, Advance Practice Providers, Licensed Practical Nurses, Public Health Nurses, and any one who are caring for patients living in rural areas.


Sponsored by the NC AHEC, this webinar will feature three lively and informative presentations, by recognized authorities, on topics directly affecting the role of rural nursing in North Carolina.

The goal of this statewide NC AHEC initiative is to inform health care providers and others about social determinants of health in NC and how it is impacted by COVID 19 pandemic. The increasing value of telehealth and its role optimizing patient care, in context of the pandemic and its implications for rural nursing. We will have an opportunity to hear from a family physician, Dr. Melissa Zook who is practicing cradle-to-grave medicine in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky and how she connects with her patients through storytelling.

The NC AHEC Program provides and supports educational activities and services with a focus on primary care in rural communities and those with less access to resources to recruit, train, and retain the workforce needed to create a healthy North Carolina.

This program is sponsored by the NC AHEC Program Office and is jointly provided by all nine AHECs in NC.

Please register today and become our partner in better meeting this mission.

COVID 19 and Social Determinants

LaQuana Palmer, MPA
Program Manager, Healthy Opportunities, NC DHHS

Telehealth: Advancements and Opportunities

John Jenkins, MD
Faculty AHEC / Cone Health

Healing Through Storytelling: Insights from a Practitioner
Donald Kautz, PhD, MSN, RN, CNRN, CRRN
Associate Professor at UNC Greensboro

Learning Outcome:
Discuss up-to-date best practices for patient care that are related to rural nursing and rural communities.

CE Information:
3.0 Nursing Contact Hours
Charlotte Area Health Education Center (Charlotte AHEC) Nursing Education is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

3.0 Contact Hours / 0.3 CEUs

Live Webinar Information
This Live Webinar will be broadcast with Zoom. Instructions to join the Live Webinar will be emailed prior to the event. You can test your computer by going to the Zoom Test Page


  • Describe strategies used in state government to identify and address social determinants of health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Explain the barriers and tips for successful virtual visits.
  • Discuss the expanding role for nursing in digital health.
  • Use storytelling to inspire hope in our patients, our families, and ourselves.


Yuen Cheung DNP, RN, NPD-BC, 704-512-6523


Nov 6, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
John Jenkins MD, Donald Kautz RN, Ph.D, CRRN, CNE, ACNS, Laquana Palmer MPA
Nov 6, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
0.30 - CEU
3.00 - Contact Hours
3.00 - Nursing Contact Hours
South Piedmont AHEC
Live Webinar
Nov 6, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
South Piedmont AHEC
Live Webinar
Registration Fee
Planning Committee Members and Speakers
Contact Hours
Nursing Contact Hours