2013 Jean Vallance Lecture in Nursing Innovation to take place April 22

April 02, 2013

Joanne Disch, clinical professor of nursing at the University of Minnesota and president of the American Academy of Nursing, will be the guest lecturer at the 2013 Jean Vallance Lecture in Nursing Innovation on Monday, April 22. The lecture will start at 1 p.m. in Dreibelbis Auditorium at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College.

Disch’s presentation, “Evidence, Intuition and Rituals: Why We Do What We Do,” will focus on establishing a strong evidence base for nursing practice. Nurses can earn one continuing education unit (CEU) for attending the lecture.

The annual Jean Vallance Lecture in Nursing Innovation is an endowed lecture series presented by Penn State’s School 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 an avid supporter of the School of Nursing.

The Vallance Lecture is scheduled as part of the School of Nursing’s annual Blue-White Weekend activities. For more information, visit www.nursing.psu.edu/Blue-White

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