Nursing Section Events

2020 Nursing Leadership Celebration Luncheon


Monday, May 4, 2020 Nursing Leadership Celebration Luncheon
11:30 -1:00
At the PSOB
800 NE Oregon Str (1st Floor)
Portland, Oreogn, 97232

Nursing Leadership Award Nominations

  • Nomination Deadline:  April 22, 2020
  • Nominate an RN who has demonstrated dedication and commitment to advancing the profession and field of public health nursing. 
  • The nominee must be a registered nurse and member of the Oregon Public Health Association
  • Award Recipient will be honored on May 13, 2019 at the Nursing Leadership Celebration Luncheon.

Send your nomination to: [email protected]

Nomination form is at: Nomination

2017 OPHA Nursing Section Spring Conference

Public Health Nursing in Healthcare Reform: Leading Practice, Research and Education Innovations

Oregon Public Health Association Nursing Section’s Annual Conference brought together over 70 nurses from across the Pacific Northwest to motivate, connect and educate each other. Click here to view event photos.

Event highlights included:

  • Panel on Public Health Nursing Practice - Opportunities and Emerging Challenges in the Current Landscape: Perspectives of Public Health Directors

2017 Public Health Nursing Leadership Award

Congratulations to Robina Ingram-Rich!

Each year, the Nursing Section honors an outstanding public health nursing leader who is currently contributing to the health of the public in Oregon. The honoree awarded has demonstrated record of on-going achievement and commitment toward improving the health of the public through nursing leadership. The award is intended to recognize the work of the individual and support continued excellence.

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2016 Public Health Nursing Leadership Luncheon

In honor of Nurse Appreciation Week, the OPHA Nursing Section hosted their annual Public Health Nursing Leadership Luncheon on May 9th. Attendees celebrated public health nursing and Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Sherry Archer M.S.N., OHSU School of Nursing faculty, shared information and updates about a unique collaborative venture between OHSU students and the Gresham Fire Department.  

2015 Nursing and the Public's Health Conference

  • Click here for presentations slides and related materials. 
  • View conference pictures HERE

2014 Annual Nursing Leadership Celebration 

Congratulations to the 2014 Public Health Nurse Leadership Award Winner, Maggi Machala!

OPHA Nursing Section hosted the play: Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Well-being: The Story of Lillian Wald

  • View a picture summary of the event HERE.

2013 Nursing and the Public's Health Summit

  • View highlights of the 2013 PH Nursing Summit HERE.

OPHA Exhibit at the Back to School Conference

Anna Stiefvater and Dianna Pickett set up the OPHA Nursing Section exhibit at the conference and spoke with school nurses about public health nursing and school nursing connections.  A few of the school nurses who stopped by the exhibit found themselves in the displayed pictures doing public health activities.

***Visit the OPHA Events Calendar to see what else is happening in public health around Oregon.