Distinguished Careers in Nursing: Bobbie Berkowitz and Kathleen "Kitty" Buckwalter


About the Course
In this unique course, two distinguished nurses, Dr. Bobbie Berkowitz and Dr. Kathleen “Kitty” Buckwalter, will share, in their own words, how they have contributed to and impacted the nursing profession. Through this storytelling, nurses will have the opportunity to examine their own experience and apply concepts to their practice. 

Listen, Learn, and Earn CE Hours with this podcast course. Available on AppleSpotify, and other podcast apps.

Learning Outcomes 
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Identify the impact nurses with distinguished careers have had on the profession.  

About the Presenters
Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, 

Dr. Berkowitz’s significant contributions and areas of expertise and research include public health systems development, population health, health policy and health equity.?She joined the Washington State Department of Public Health in 1993 as Deputy Secretary to head up efforts to carry out the reforms within the state’s public health system outlined in the health reform legislation. The “Public Health Improvement Plan” became the public health pillar of the legislation for the state.?As an academic she focused her research, teaching and writing on health system reform, population health, health policy and health equity.?In 2007, Dr. Berkowitz was appointed to the Founding Board of the Washington State Academy of Science. During her three-year tenure on the Board, the Academy created the structures, by-laws, vision and mission for the Academy and inducted its first class of Fellows.?She is a past-president of the American Academy of Nursing.??? 

Kathleen (Kitty) Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN,  is professor emerita in the college of nursing at the University of Iowa and Distinguished Nurse Scientist in Aging, Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Nursing. She is recognized as innovator, mentor, advocate, and researcher in health policy and the development of the geropsychiatric nursing subspecialty. She developed the Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold conceptual model with Dr. Geri Hall. She has done extensive research in the field of mental health needs of the rural elderly.??She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and former editor of Research in Gerontological Nursing and the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Internationally, Dr. Buckwalter served with the World Health Organization as visiting professor in Belgium. She has authored hundreds of peer reviewed articles and numerous book chapters, health policy papers, and editorials.?? 

How to Receive Credit

  • Listen to the entire course online which requires a 1-hour commitment of time. 
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity. 
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 75% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. 

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement 
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners. 

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.? 

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Accreditations and Approvals 
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.