2017 Jean Vallance Lecture in Nursing Innovation to take place March 31

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Peter Buerhaus will be the guest lecturer at the 2017 Jean Vallance Lecture in Nursing Innovation on Friday, March 31. The lecture will start at 4:30 p.m. in Ruth Pike Auditorium, located in 22 Biobehavioral Health Building on Penn State's University Park campus.

Buerhaus is the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies and professor of nursing at Montana State University. His presentation will focus on “The Strengths and Vulnerabilities of the Nursing Workforce in a New Era of Health Reform.” Registered nurses can earn one continuing education contact hour for attending the lecture.

The Jean Vallance Lecture in Nursing Innovation is an endowed lecture series presented by Penn State’s College of Nursing to honor Jean S. Vallance, a 30-year resident of State College who passed away in 1997. Vallance helped organize the Family Planning Clinic, later known as Family Health Services, to bring low-cost health care to women in central Pennsylvania. She was among the first nurses in Pennsylvania to be registered as a certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP). Her husband, Theodore Vallance, was a former associate dean in the College of Health and Human Development and avid supporter of the College of Nursing.

For more information, visit www.nursing.psu.edu/vallance.

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Last Updated March 13, 2017