Nursing to wrap 50th anniversary year with speaker on patient-centered care

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State College of Nursing will mark the end of its 50th anniversary observance Dec. 4 with a presentation by Debra Barksdale, associate professor of nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Barksdale, who is also director of UNC-Chapel Hill’s doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) degree program, was appointed by the Obama administration to the 21-member board of governors for the new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

“Hosting Dr. Barksdale is one way we are demonstrating our commitment to education and research focused on high-quality, patient-centered care,” said Paula Milone-Nuzzo, dean of the College of Nursing. Earlier this year, the college became one of the few nationwide to establish a Program for Person-Centered Living Systems of Care.

Barksdale’s presentation, “Patient-Centered Care: If It Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It,” will begin at 6 p.m. in Ruth Pike Auditorium, 22 Biobehavioral Health Building. A pre-lecture reception will be held at 5 p.m. Dessert will be served following the lecture at 7 p.m.

The presentation will be streamed live via Adobe Connect for those unable to attend in person.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015