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UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education
to Offer End of Life Nursing Care Programs

RELEASED: Jan. 28, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Continuing Education office will offer "End of Life Nursing Care: A Journey Beyond Cure," a series of three programs for staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, nursing administrators and members of interdisciplinary teams. The spring sessions will be held at the Ramada Convention Center in Eau Claire, and the fall session will be at the Plaza Hotel in Eau Claire.

Created by palliative care experts, the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium curriculum includes the knowledge and skills required to provide specialized care and positively impact the lives of patients and families facing the end of life. Registered nurses who attend all three sessions will receive a certificate that they are ELNEC trained. Participants may elect to attend only the sessions that meet their needs.

  • Session 1: "A Patient Journey," will be held 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 17.
  • Session 2: "A Community Journey," will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 18.
  • Session 3: "Quality Perspective," will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21.

Bonnie King will be the program presenter. She has been the director of nursing of large, long-term care facilities and was the nurse manager of St. Mary's Hospice in Duluth, Minn., from 1990 to 1999. Under her direction, St. Mary's Hospice became the first Medicare-certified hospice program in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. King was selected as one of the first 100 nurses nationwide to become a trainer for the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium. This program is recognized nationally for providing nurses with evidence-based, culturally competent information to care for patients at this stage of life.

The program fee is $139 per person per session; $119 per person per session for those registering for two or three sessions at the same time. The fee includes instruction, program materials, refreshment break and lunch. Nurses may earn six continuing nursing education contact hours per session.

To register, receive additional information or request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 or toll-free at 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), visit their Web site or e-mail ce@uwec.edu.

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