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Friday, August 31, 2012

Professionals provide perspectives on nursing

Posted: August 31, 2012

Five nurses who offer varied perspectives on nursing education, careers and politics will participate in a series of panel presentations Sept. 25-27 as part of the grand opening celebration for Antelope Valley College’s Health and Sciences Building.

The evening presentations are open to the public and offer continuing education credit for nurses.

“These panel presentations provide us an opportunity to showcase the Health and Sciences Building while providing a valuable service to nursing professionals and the community,” said Dr. Karen Cowell, dean of the college’s Health Sciences pision.

Cowell noted that four of the five presenters are graduates of Antelope Valley College’s associate degree nursing program.

“We’re very proud to feature the achievements of AVC nursing program graduates who’ve achieved such prominence in their careers,” said Cowell. “Each of them has gone on to pursue perse career opportunities that speak to the many options available for people in the field of nursing.”

The presentations will be held in the Health and Sciences Building (HS) on the north side of the campus at 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Each program offers two continuing education hours for nurses. Participants requesting continuing education must register at each event. Preregistration is not available.

The presentations include:

  • “Research in Simulation in Nursing Education,” Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m., Room HS 181: Casey Scudmore will provide an overview of what research says about the use of simulation for teaching nursing – basic clinical skills through delegation and leadership.
  • “Challenges in Nursing Administration: Making a Difference for Patients,” Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m., Room HS 181: Nursing administrators Jane Frye and Linda Lawson will discuss their pathways to becoming nursing administrators, as well as the responsibilities and the challenges of the profession. Executive consultant Jeanne Rhynsburger will provide additional perspectives on management careers.
  • Politics in Nursing: Is it REALLY Necessary?,” Thursday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m., Room HS 105: Nurse practitioner and elected-member of the Board of Directors of Antelope Valley Hospital Berna Mayer will discuss the necessity of being involved in politics and how to participate in the political arena. She will discuss how nurses can be a compelling voice in politics and the skills and attributes of a successful politician.

Call the Health Sciences Division office for details, (661) 722-6300, ext. 6402.