One-day conference to feature 17 sessions in honor of Marquette College of Nursing 75th anniversary
The Marquette University College of Nursing will host a professional conference, “Toward Greater Excellence,” in honor of its 75th anniversary, Friday, July 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Topics will include reducing infant mortality in African Americans, providing primary care through Marquette’s free urban clinics, and improving the health of Milwaukee’s children.
The conference will address key advances in nursing education and population-specific and community-based nursing practices. Nationally recognized Marquette College of Nursing alumnae and faculty will be featured presenters.
“The conference is an opportunity for us to share just a glimpse of alumni successes, celebrate our past and look to the next 75 years of Marquette nursing education,” said Margaret Callahan, dean of the College of Nursing, who will also present “Advances in Nursing Education.”
The conference will include 17 plenary and breakout sessions, highlighted by the keynote address from Peggy Troy, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Troy, a 1974 Marquette nursing graduate and member of the Marquette University Board of Trustees, will discuss “Improving the Health of Milwaukee Children.”
Other sessions to be presented include:
- “Reducing Infant Mortality in African Americans” by Kelli Jones, clinical instructor of nursing at Marquette.
- “Research Program on Nurse Staffing, Discharge Preparation and Patients’ Outcomes” by Marianne Weiss, associate professor of nursing and Wheaton-Franciscan Healthcare/Sister Rosalie Klein professor of women’s health at Marquette; and Kathleen Bobay, associate professor of nursing at Marquette.
- “Individualizing Cancer Care” by Therese Vega-Stromberg, oncology clinical nurse specialist at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s Center for Cancer Care.
- “Enhancing Clinical Decision Making” by Mary Paquette, nursing simulation technology and Learning Resource Center director at Marquette; and Dr. Marilyn Bratt, assistant professor of nursing at Marquette.
- “The Convergence of Quality and Technology” by Marquette alumna Norma Lang, Wisconsin Regent Distinguished Professor and Aurora Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality and Informatics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The $50 cost includes materials, all sessions, box lunch and 5.5 continuing education contact hours from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Registration is available online. Space is limited.