Nurse Scientist for Providence St. Joseph Health
Beth Schenk, PhD, MHI, RN-BC, FAAN is Nurse Scientist for Providence St. Joseph Health, Co-Leader of a 13 hospital sustainability team, sustainability leader at St. Patrick Hospital, and assistant research professor at Washington State University College of Nursing. Dr. Schenk has worked tirelessly to reduce healthcare pollution over the past 25 years. She has been a national leader in advocating for nurse involvement and expertise in environmental stewardship topics in nursing practice.
In acute care settings, nurses comprise 35-40% of staff. Nurses are present in most clinical situations and have deep understanding of care processes. An environmental stewardship program is likely to be more successful when nurses are engaged and empowered to address environmental challenges. This panel will highlight nursing leaders who have demonstrated success in advancing […]