WI Faith Community Nurse Coalition Annual Conference

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Aurora Sinai Medical Center (In-person presentations)
945 N 12th St, Milwaukee, WI
– OR –
WITC-Superior (Remote broadcast viewing)
600 North 21st Street, Superior, WI

This year, the Wisconsin Faith Community Nurse Coalition brings you important updates related to mental health, focusing on your practice as a faith community nurse.  Attend our annual conference and learn the latest for yourself and your patients. Whether you are an experienced FCN or are just starting out, please join us to share in learning and grow our professional community!
Conference Flyer 

Registration Form
Online registration is open!
$60 – Milwaukee site – regular registration fee
$50 –
Milwaukee site – WNA-member discounted rate
$35 –
Superior site

  • Have your ANA/WNA Membership number on hand to register at a discounted rate for Milwaukee site
  • Credit Card payment – processed online through PayPal, but personal PayPal account is not required
  • Check – make payable/mail to: WNA, 2820 Walton Commons–Suite 136, Madison, WI 53718
  • Registration Deadline: October 20, 2017


8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast – Raffle baskets on display in Milwaukee
8:45 Welcome, Devotion & Program Overview
9:00  Session 1 – Psychopharmacology – What’s old and what’s new?    HANDOUT
Mary Weeden, RN, PhD – University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Department of Social Work
Classifying and reviewing mental illness in 2018 DSMV. Will offer resources and support.
12:15  LUNCH
WNA Wisconsin Faith Community Nurse Coalition – Mutual Interest Group update / Displays
1:00 Session 2 – PTSD – It Can Happen to Anyone      HANDOUT
Patti Varga, PhD, RN, CNE – Associate Professor, Alverno College; Parish Nurse, St. Michael & St. Rose Parishes
2:15 BREAK – winners of scholarship and other raffle items announced in Milwaukee
2:30 Session 3 – Stress – Recognition and Response by the Faith Community     HANDOUT
Patti Varga, PhD, RN, CNE
3:30 CONFERENCE CLOSES – complete evaluation and exchange for Certificate before leaving

CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION CREDIT – 5.5 contact hours will be available to participants who attend the entire conference and exchange a completed paper evaluation for a Certificate of Completion before leaving the conference sites.

HANDOUTS – all handouts received from presenters will be posted prior to the conference and available through the HANDOUT link following the Session title in above schedule.  Download/print handouts as you wish – no hardcopies of handouts will be provided at the sites.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS IN MILWAUKEE – A small number of rooms are blocked for the conference at the Ambassador Hotel, Milwaukee.  The rate is $109 for a single room and $119 for a double.  Please call 414-345-5000 or 888-322-3326 to make a reservation. Be sure to ask for a room in the WI Nurses Association group block. The reservation deadline is Friday, October 13th.

Wisconsin Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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