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McDowell Stafford Educational Lecture in Child and Family Health

Thursday, September 29th 2016
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

Keynote speaker Judith A. Vessey, Ph.D., RN, DPNP, MBA, FAAN, Leila Holden Carroll Professor in Nursing, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, will provide an educational lecture “Youth Bullying, Public Health, and a Call to Action for Nursing” on Thursday, September 29.
This lecture is for RN’s who are school nurses, pediatric nurses, mental health nurses, college of nursing faculty and students.

The learner will be able to define youth bullying, its prevalence, common psychological and physical sequelae, and its relationship to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2020 objectives. In addition, learners will examine approaches to mitigate youth bullying, and what nursing’s responsibility in addressing youth bullying is by using the public health prevention framework.

The criteria for the learner to successfully complete the workshop includes attendance of the entire event and completing and turning in an evaluation form.

The faculty and planning committee have declared no conflict of interest.

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Please call Amy Irving at (309) 438-7418 for more information about contact hours.

This lecture is free to attend; however, you must register as space is limited. Please email amirvin@IllinoisState.edu or call (309) 438-7418 to register.

These events are sponsored by the Marion McDowell Stafford Lectureship Series Fund and the Illinois State University Foundation.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


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Mennonite College of Nursing
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