• UWA offers continuing education credit

    Posted: March 16, 2012

    Author: Sydney Broadaway

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    March 21, 2012

    Contact: Betsy Compton
    bcompton@uwa.edu

    Ira D. Pruitt Division of Nursing Offers Continuing Education Credit
    LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The Ira D. Pruitt Division of Nursing presents Disaster Preparedness and Infection Prevention workshop Tuesday, April 3, at 8:30 a.m. in the University of West Alabama’s Bell Conference Center.

    UWA’s Division of Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Alabama Board of Nursing. The workshop is approved for 6.0 contact hours of continuing education credit for nurses, and participants must attend the entire program to receive credit.

    Advance registration for the workshop is $35 and tuition prices for registration at the door costs $50. The deadline for registration is Friday, March 20, and after the deadline, at-door registration will be charged. The registration fee includes tuition, refreshments and a certificate. Participants must bring RN/LPN License for electronic attendance verification.

    After attending the workshop, participants will be able to list essential characteristics of an effective leader, identify key elements necessary to define a comprehensive disaster plan, outline important strategies necessary for development of a successful infection prevention program, describe the role of the nurse during a disaster and summarize parameters of an effective communication network crucial in managing a disaster situation.

    The workshop will include the following speakers: Susan Bowden, MSN, RN; John Hankins, MSN, RN; Dr. Denise Knight, EdD; Dr. Jan Miller, EdD; and Regina Yarbrough, MPPM, MSN, RN.

    Bowden is the medical educator for Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham Al. She is responsible for professional development and continuing education for the nursing staff.

    The Director of Nursing for the Alabama Department of Public Health, Hankins coordinated the development of the Disaster Preparedness Plan for the State of Al.

    Knight is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and the Director of Assessment and Evaluation at UWA. Her areas of interest include instructional leadership, federal programs, data analysis and professional development.

    Miller is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and serves as Chair of Instructional Leadership and Support at UWA. Her areas of interest include curriculum and instruction, grant-writing, and professional development.

    Yarbrough is the Chief Nursing Officer at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Al. She most recently led the initiative to achieve Princeton’s designation as a Chest Pain Center through the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

    For more information, please contact the Division of Nursing Secretary Susan Goodwin at 205-652-3517 or sgoodwin@uwe.edu.

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