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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


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UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education
To Offer Variety of Health Care Classes 

MAILED: Feb. 12, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Office of Continuing Education will be offering a variety of programs for registered nurses and health care professionals from February through April.
         Registered nurses, physicians, body therapists, counselors, psychotherapists and other health professionals and individuals desiring an in-depth understanding and practice of healing work using energy-based concepts can take "Healing Touch Level I and Level IIA" from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing.
         "Tending the Heart: A Time of Nurturing and Spiritual Renewal for Parish Nurses," offered noon-8 p.m. Thursday, March 7; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, March 8; and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 9, at the Saint Bede Monastery and Center, Eau Claire, is an opportunity for parish nurses to be ministered to and refreshed as they seek renewal in their call as parish nurses.
         Nurses interested in sharpening their assessment skills of adults in a variety of settings, including community, acute care, ambulatory and long term care, can participate in "Health Assessment of Adults," offered Friday, March 15; Thursday, March 21; and Friday, April 5 and 12. A summer session of this course is also offered June 25-28.
         "The ABCs of Vaccine Preventable Diseases" will be offered 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Park Inn and Suites, Eau Claire. Recognized expert, Lynn Bahta, RN, will discuss the most current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for adult and pediatric immunizations, health care worker immunizations and vaccine techniques and handling.
         "Your Brilliant Career: Entrepreneurship for Nurses," offered 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing is designed for nurses who want to learn to be an entrepreneur, how to put together a successful business plan, how to find financing, and how to build a network to get started.
         Native American nursing professionals, educators and Native American students interested in learning about the current and future health-care concerns in Indian country can attend, "Embracing the Spirit: 11th Annual National Indian Nursing Education Conference." The conference will be held 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, April 18; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 19; and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 20. It includes a trip to a Native American health-care center.
         "A Kaleidoscope of Nursing Research: 17th Annual UW-Eau Claire/STT Research Day" will be held 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 in the UW-Eau Claire Davies Theatre and the School of Nursing, to promote the utilization of nursing research in practice and in the sharing of research ideas.
         Twelve other classes, including "Dementia Care Update: Medical, Behavior and Environmental Approaches," "Suicide 911: Identification, Intervention and Prevention" and "Anxious in America -Part II: Clinical Insights into Assessing and Managing Anxiety Disorders," will be offered May through August.
         UW-Eau Claire, in cooperation with UW-Extension, awards continuing education units and contact hours for these classes. Early registration, at least 15 days prior to the program, is preferred to guarantee space and prevent cancellation. You may register online at and follow up with payment. Fees vary for each program.
         For more information about all the classes offered or to register, contact Barbara Severson, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, Nursing, at (715) 836-5745.

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: Feb. 12, 2002