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Wisconsin School Nurse Conference to Be Held
in Stevens Point

RELEASED: March 27, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — The Wisconsin Association of School Nurses Conference will be held April 25–26 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point, with pre-conference presentations on April 24.

The "Balancing Wellness" conference offers school nurses the opportunity to network with peers while updating knowledge and skills, and earning nursing contact hours.

Keynote speakers are Bernice Buresh; journalist, international lecturer and co-author of the award-winning book, From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public; and Jill Fleming, leading motivational speaker and author in the field of weight loss.

Pre-conference and conference topics include: vision screening, diabetes, seizures, G-tubes, methamphetamine, immunization records, school breakfast, legal issues, body art, Skyward software, meningitis, athletic injuries, asthma, school preparedness, childhood obesity, lead poisoning, fitness training and wellness policies.

Pre-conference sessions begin at 4 p.m. April 24; the conference opens at 8 a.m. April 25 and concludes at 2 p.m. April 26. A WASN general meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m. on April 25, followed by at reception at 5:15.

Conference fees include materials, breakfasts, lunches, refreshments and nursing contact hours. Fees are:

  • $65 for the pre-conference.
  • $150 for a single day (April 25 or April 26).
  • $225 for WASN members; $285 for non-members (two-day conference).
  • Undergraduate nursing students may attend the two-day conference for $50 or one day for $25.

To register or for more information, contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at (715) 836-3636 or toll-free (866) 893-2423, or e-mail ce@uwec.edu.

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