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March 2009

Release Date: March 31, 2009ASU Logo

ASU Faculty to Speak at International Nursing Conference

Five Angelo State University nursing faculty members will be featured speakers at the 27th annual International Nursing Technology Conference April 24-26 in Arlington, Va.

Sponsored by Rutgers University, this year’s conference is titled “Bridging the Technology Gap Between Nursing Service and Education.” Dr. Trish Hutchinson, associate professor of nursing and head of ASU’s Center for Innovation, Teaching and Research, will present a day-long workshop, “Interactive Online Course Design 101 – A Full Day Immersion,” on Friday, April 24.

Dr. Leslie Mayrand, dean of the ASU College of Nursing and Allied Health, and nursing faculty Linda Ross, Justin Louder and Susan Schultz will jointly present “Become an RN in 21 Weeks: Accelerated LVN-RN Education” on Saturday, April 25.

“Being selected to present at the Rutgers Conference highlights the innovative projects that the ASU Nursing Department is known for around the state,” Mayrand said. “This conference will allow our faculty to present this inventive model of LVN-transition education on a national as well as an international stage.”

The conference will explore how nursing students are being prepared to work in a technological environment. Faculty will discuss education preparation and nurse administrators will discuss how new graduates function technologically in the service environment. Ways and means of funding sources to enhance technological competence will also be explored. A series of 50 simultaneous sessions will provide information on technological competence of students and new graduates as well as innovative means to enhance best practices. A poster session and exhibits will also be a part of the conference.