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Jefferson School of Nursing dean presents at national events


Beth Ann Swan, RN, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, dean and professor at Jefferson School of Nursing in Philadelphia, recently completed a speaking tour in Washington, D.C.

Swan was a guest speaker at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Care About Your Care Learning Session for Aligning Forces for Quality Communities at the National Press Club on Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C. According to a news release, in her speech, Swan shared her family’s story of care transitions, discussed the importance of transitions being partnerships and briefly discussed how nurses are being trained to ensure smooth transitions and reduce readmissions.

Also Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C., Swan was the dinner speaker at the Health Care Industry Access Initiative Summit, presenting “Navigating Health Care — Through the Eyes of a Consumer,” based on her article published in Health Affairs in November 2012. The next day at the summit, she was a member of a panel called “Where Do I Go and How Do I Get There? — Toward Smooth Transitions in Health Care.” Other panel members were Pat Gibson, president of Healthcare Integrity Group and Gerry Purcell, COO, RxAlly.


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