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Celebrate Nurses 2014 Seminar May 8

Gadsden State will sponsor a seminar to join in the celebration of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses, the largest health care profession, during National Nurses Week in May.  This year’s theme Nurses:  Leading the Way is designed to highlight the contributions nursing professionals make in providing safe and high quality patient care to improve our nation’s health care system.

The Nursing Education and Continuing Education departments will co-sponsor an educational seminar for nurses “Celebrate Nurses 2014” on Thursday, May 8 at Helderman Hall on the Wallace Drive Campus in Gadsden from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Some of the seminar topics include infection control, transfusion safety, and patient blood management. Several speakers and health care professionals will be featured including Joy Ballenger (American Red Cross Etowah/Cherokee County chapters); Tom Tidwell (Federal Emergency Management Agency Center for Domestic Preparedness); Teresa Fox, (AQAF HAI Performance Improvement Advisor) and Melanie M. Jorgenson (Chief Transfusion Safety Officer, Pugent Sound Blood Center). The registration fee is $30.00 for pre-registration and $35.00 at the door. All licensed nurses participating in the seminar will be awarded 7.3 CEUs. Please call 256-549-8305 to register.

Gadsden State salutes the nursing faculty, students, and graduates who are making a difference in the health care of those in our community. The demand for nursing services is greater than ever because of the aging American population, the continuing expansion of life-sustaining technology, and the explosive growth of home health care services. Local, state, and national leaders are calling for more qualified registered nurses to meet the increasingly complex needs of health care consumers.

Gadsden State’s premier nursing programs—registered and licensed practical nursing—have a reputation for producing excellent practitioners, many of whom work in health care facilities in Northeast Alabama.

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