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Nov 21, 2013 6:48 AM by Kristen Holloway

The Future of Nursing

Improvements ahead for those in the nursing profession. The Louisiana Action Coalition is holding a nursing forum today in Lafayette.

About 100 nurses and student nurses are coming together to discuss workforce issues and ways to strengthen their profession, in hopes to advance health and health care in Louisiana.

"Health care is evolving very quickly and nurses are involved in every part of health care," said Warren Herbert, RN, MSN, CAE. "Every minute of the day there's a nurse involved in the lives of thousands of people across the country."

Warren Hebert is just one of 41,000 registered nurses in Louisiana. Today he'll be joining several other nurses for The Louisiana Action Coalition Forum. Organizers have three main focuses: Furthering nurse education, nurse practice and nurse leadership.

"More and more a persons health is being impacted in their work place, so lots of organizations not only working for them but serve in leadership capacity on organizations boards," said Herbert.

Hebert says with his two daughters following in his footsteps along with 18 other nurses in his family, he's glad the profession is advancing and really looks forward to everyone sharing their ideas.

"The opportunity to hear those nurses and see what their issues are, what they're dealing with and what their ideas are related to transforming health and health care is what excited me most," said Herbert.

This is a closed event for nurses who've already registered. The forum takes place at the Picard Center on Devalcourt. It's from 3:30p.m. - 8p.m. Dinner will be served.

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