UA College of Nursing Readies for Education Day

Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 7:30am to 4:30pm
The University of Arizona College of Nursing will host its first “education day” on Saturday, March 3, centered on the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.” The UA College of Nursing has invited four nationally recognized speakers to discuss the IOM report. The speakers will engage participants in an open forum, town-hall format on how the IOM report relates to growing trends and the future of health care and nursing.

The featured speakers include Joan Shaver, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and dean at the UA College of Nursing; Jennifer Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, administrator for nursing and patient care services at St. Luke's in Boise, Idaho; Kristen Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, alumni, distinguished professor and dean at the School of Nursing at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; and Jean Baruch, PhD, RN, BSN, executive director and founder of  Beads of Courage, a resilience-based intervention designed to support and strengthen children and families coping with serious illness.
For those who wish to participate, the full-day event will cost $50 and includes course materials (USB flash-drive loaded with the 2010 IOM report and presentation slides), seven Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and lunch. Registration is available at and is limited to 100 participants.
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 its website,