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About this Event:

The second annual UCI Nursing Symposium brings the Orange County nursing community together to discuss leading topics and issues. This year, the focus is “Wellness Across the Healthcare Continuum: Patients, Nurses, and Communities.” Keynote speaker and American Academy of Nursing living-legend, Patricia Benner, will present her research on wounded warriors. All sessions will feature recognized experts in the field of nursing and beyond. Sessions are designed to promote a participatory environment and include hands-on interactive learning workshops and interactive poster sessions.

Upon completing this symposium, participants will earn 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and will be able to:

    • Understand the knowledge base for wellness across the healthcare continuum
    • Appraise a range of programs and interventions developed and implemented to promote wellness in patients, nurses and communities
    • Give examples of evidence-based wellness modalities, such as healing touch and acupressure
    • Apply strategies learned through hands-on demonstration to promote wellness in themselves and others.

Event Details:

Keynote Speaker: Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 8:00AM – 4:45 PM (Breakfast and Lunch will be provided)
Location: UCI Campus Student Center
Parking: TBD
$40 registration fee. Fees increase to $50 after May 31st. Students who show proof of enrollment in a nursing program will receive a $15 discount if they register by May 30. Student ID is required.

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