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Innovation in Education and Health Care for the Next Generation of Nurses


Health care providers, educators, and businesses collaborated to build a better future at Unitek’s annual conference.

Newark, California – December 10, 2019 – On November 18, 2019, Unitek College hosted their annual conference at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Newark, California. The theme of the conference was “Innovation in Education and Health Care.” Under the Unitek Learning umbrella, participants focused on the importance of high-impact practices for the student learning experience. Additionally, nurse leader Dan Weberg, PhD, RN, MHI, served as keynote speaker for this prestigious event. Throughout the day, Dr. Weberg shared his vision for human-centered patient design and health care innovation.

This trailblazing event featured panelists who are experts in their field, including: Keynote Speaker Dan Weberg, PhD, RN, MHI – Head of Clinical Innovation for Trusted Health; Jim D’Alfonso, DNP, RN, PhD(h), NEA-BC, FNAP – Executive Director of Professional Practice, Leadership Development & Research for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California; Joseph Morris, PhD, MSN, RN, GNP – Executive Officer of the California Board of Registered Nursing; Jessica Gomez, MSN, RN, DC – Nursing Education Consultant with the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians in Sacramento, California; Janette Moreno, DNP, CCRN-K, NEA-BC – Director of Professional Development and Clinical Education at Stanford Children’s Health; Rayne Soriano, PhD, RN – Regional Director of Professional Development and Education in Northern California at Kaiser Permanente; and Colleen O’Leary-Kelly, PhD, RN – Director and Professor for The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University.

“We were honored to have Dr. Weberg as our keynote speaker as well as so many outstanding panelists in attendance,” said Janis Paulson, Chief Executive Officer at Unitek Learning. “Unitek believes in the importance of integrating human-centered patient design and health care innovation into our educational practices to transcend the student learning experience.”

The 2019 Annual Unitek Conference illustrated the importance of change for subsequent generations. One key goal of this event was to elevate everyone’s mindset toward innovation. It is critical that participants become change agents by embracing interactive learning, flexibility in the classroom, and collaborative teams. Only then can they grow together and lead this generation toward a better future.

“Unitek will continue to incorporate new innovative approaches and technologies as we expand our educational offerings,” said Dr. Abdel Yosef, Chief Academic Officer at Unitek Learning. “In order for us to prepare future nurses, we must continue to evolve and incorporate new perspectives, teaching approaches, and cutting-edge technologies.”

Unitek Learning has demonstrated their commitment to improve quality of care. They strive to support patients, health care practices, and health care innovation at the international level. As of 2019, Unitek Learning is the parent company of several distinguished learning institutions: Unitek EMT, Unitek College, Eagle Gate College, and Provo College. Graduates from these schools are prepared to excel in many of the fastest-growing careers in health care and nursing. Taught by experienced professionals, Unitek programs teach the clinical technique and theory used in the field today.

Lou Cabuhat, M.Ed. Ed.D
Assistant Dean – Allied Health and Technology &
Director of Faculty Training and Development
4670 Auto Mall Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538
Direct: (510) 896-7590
URL: UnitekLearning.com




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