This month we will address international advanced practice issues, and specifically European curriculum standardization efforts with Donna Rae Richardson, RN, JD.
Donna Rae Richardson is the Director of Governmental Affairs and Professional Standards for CGFNS. Previously, she was the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Women’s Health Initiative of the Nation’s Capital and Director of Clinical Trials Programs at Howard University Cancer Center that increased minority physician and patient participation in clinical trials. She also served as an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Medicine at Howard University. A registered nurse and attorney, Ms. Richardson is counsel to the law firm of Joan Wilbon and Associates. As Director of Governmental Affairs of the American Nurses Association, she directed the legislative and regulatory policies that led to the Nursing Immigration Relief Act and occupational health protections for nurses. Prior to that, she was an attorney at the Department of Labor. She is a recognized speaker and resource on foreign-educated nurses, HIV policy, women’s health research, occupational health for nurses and clinical trial recruitment. Ms. Richardson was honored by Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, in 2007 as a Distinguished Citizen for her career in health and law.
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