Noted Nursing Alumna to Speak at UA Homecoming: `Celebration of Courage'

Friday, November 4, 2011 - 10:30am
Jean Baruch, PhD, RN, UA College of Nursing alumna (1997, 2010), pediatric oncology nurse specialist and internationally recognized founder of Beads of Courage, will be featured at the UA College of Nursing Collegiate Showcase: Celebration of Courage on Friday, Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m., in the Gallagher Theater at the UA Student Union Memorial Center.
 
Bringing art into health care, Dr. Baruch focused her creativity as a “Wildcat” nurse to develop an innovative global program that provides hope and healing for children experiencing life-threatening illnesses. Children acquire unique beads to mark their courage in facing each of a series of challenging treatments, such as chemotherapy or blood transfusions, and to celebrate each child’s brave journey toward recovery.
 
During her talk, titled Celebration of Courage, she will reveal how Beads of Courage promotes recovery and supports children in more than 90 hospitals in the United States, New Zealand, Japan and beyond.
 
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the UA College of Nursing’s Collegiate Showcase, please go to: http://www.uahomecoming.com/ccs_2.php#nurse
 
This is an official event of the Second Annual Collegiate and Campus Showcase organized by the University of Arizona Alumni Association as part of the UA Homecoming Celebration.
 
Faculty at the University of Arizona College of Nursing envision, engage and innovate in education, research and practice to help people of all ages optimize health in the context of major life transitions, illnesses, injuries, symptoms and disabilities. Established in 1957, the College ranks among the top nursing programs in the United States. For more information about the College, please visit the website, www.nursing.arizona.edu.