College of Nursing announces spring 2021 Collaborative Seminar Series

January 14, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Collaborative Seminar Series is hosted by the College of Nursing’s Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and the Center for Nursing Research. The series is hosted annually in Spring and Fall semesters with all seminars being delivered virtually.

Registration is required. All seminars are free and open to the public, topics and presenters for this Spring 2021 are listed below.

Penn State College of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation and each seminar provides 1.0 contact hour for nursing professionals. The seminars being hosted on Feb. 4 and March 18 are eligible for 1.0 ANCC pharmacotherapeutic contact hour.

The schedule and presenters are:

Jan. 21 — "Trends in Racism and Health Inequities among Aging Populations of Color"

  • Sheldon D. Fields, associate dean for equity and inclusion, and research professor, Penn State College of Nursing
  • Donna Marie Fick, Elouise Ross Eberly Endowed Professor and director of Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (CGNE), Penn State College of Nursing
  • Marie Boltz, Elouise Ross Eberly and Robert Eberly Endowed Chair; professor; and associate director of translation, CGNE; Penn State College of Nursing

Feb. 4 – "Age-Friendly Care: Medication Management in Older Adults — Part One"

"Update: Programs and Initiatives to Combat Substance Abuse Epidemic"

  • Marianne T. Adam, associate teaching professor, and Schuylkill Campus coordinator for nursing; Penn State College of Nursing

"Pain in Aging: Best Practices and Future Directions"

  • Keela Herr, Kelting Professor in Nursing, associate dean for Faculty, and co-director, Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence; The University of Iowa College of Nursing

Feb. 18 – "Loneliness and Social Isolation’s Impact on Aging"

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Healthy Aging

  • Karra Harrington, postdoctoral scholar, Center for Healthy Aging; Penn State College of Health and Human Development

March 4 – "Understanding Why Nature Matters to Older Rural Women‘s Health and Well-Being"

  • Erica Husser, project director, Age-Friendly Care, PA; Penn State College of Nursing

March 18 – "Age-Friendly Care: Medication Management in Older Adults - Part Two"

"4Ms: Focus on Medication Management in Older Adults and those that Care for Them"

  • Nicole J. Brandt, executive director of The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, and professor of pharmacy practice and science; University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

April 1 – "DNP Student Gero Project Presentations"

"Improving Caregiver Engagement Using the 4Ms Framework of Age-Friendly Care During Care Transitions of Older Adults with Heart Failure"

  • Jaspreet K. Dhaliwal

"Expediting Stroke Transfers: Improving Door-In Door-Out Times in a Community Hospital Emergency Department"

  • Susan E. Maynard

"Implementing a Person-Centered Discharge Protocol for the Older Adult"

  • Kathleen Ann McCrea

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Last Updated January 15, 2021