Department of Nursing to Hold April 30 Symposium on Quality, Safety

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

April 21, 2010 – Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Nursing will host the Margaret Woods-Allen Research Symposium, “Crossing the Bridge to Quality and Safety: The Path to Clinical Excellence,” on Friday, April 30, in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall. The event is co-sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital and Saint Francis Medical Center. This symposium is designed to provide registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, staff nurses in acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care, and undergraduate and graduate nursing students an opportunity to enhance their understanding of evidence-based practice as a way to promote quality and safety in clinical healthcare.The agenda for the symposium is as follows:8-8:45 a.m.                        Registration/Poster Set up8:45-9 a.m.                        Welcome and Introductions                                          Desma Reno, MSN, APRN, GCNS-BC                                          Symposium Chair9-9:45 a.m.                        Keynote Address:                                          “Creating a Culture of Research or Breathing Research into Practice”                                          Patricia A. Quigley, PhD., MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN9:45-10:15 a.m.                  Networking Break/Poster Session10:15-11:30 a.m.                Focus Session:                                          “Beyond Falls to Injury Prevention”                                           Patricia Quigley, Ph.D., MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.         Lunch Provided                                           Poster Session (ends after lunch)12:30-2 p.m.                       “Current Issues and Trends Influencing Nursing Practice and                                            Education”                                            Linda Heitman, Ph.D., RN, ANCS-BC                                            Brenda P. Johnson, PhD., RN2-2:30 p.m.                          Summary with Questions and Answers                                            Evaluation and Continuing Education awardedRegistration cost is $25. The conference is free to nursing students and faculty. Registration deadline is April 26. For more information, call (573) 651-5154.