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25th Annual Kaleidoscope of Nursing Scholarship set for April 23

Editors: For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Peggy Ore at 715-836-5645 or orepd@uwec.edu.

RELEASED: March 1, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Sigma Theta Tau and Continuing Education/UW-Extension will present the "Silver Anniversary Kaleidoscope of Nursing Scholarship: Linking Practice and Research" from 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. April 23 in Davies Center on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The Delta Phi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau will host a reception at 3 p.m. with an induction ceremony to follow.

Keynote speaker Dr. Katharyn May, dean of UW-Madison School of Nursing, will present "Scholarly Practice in Nursing: Are we there yet? (no) Will we be there soon? (that depends)." May is well known for her expertise on the nursing shortage, the growing complexity of nursing practice and the challenges of educating nursing leaders for today and tomorrow. She has authored more than 50 papers and book chapters, including a major nursing textbook. An engaging speaker, May keeps nursing issues in the forefront at the state Capitol and in the media.

A panel of researchers will address issues of equity, diversity and inclusiveness in nursing practice and education. The day also will include poster and abstract presentations on a wide range of topics.

The program fee is $75 for professionals, $39 for graduate students and $20 for undergraduate students. Limited scholarships are available for undergraduates upon request. The fee includes morning refreshments, an anniversary celebration luncheon and a book of abstracts. Participants can earn up to five continuing nursing education contact hours.

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

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