WI Faith Community Nurse Coalition Annual Conference

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Aurora Sinai Medical Center (In-person presentations)
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WITC-Superior (Remote broadcast viewing)

The Wisconsin Faith Community Nurse Coalition thanks you for participating in this important update related to mental health, focusing on your practice as a faith community nurse. We hope you will join us in 2018 for another inspiring event!

HANDOUTS – all handouts received from presenters are posted. See the HANDOUT link following the Session title in schedule below.


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 – Professor and Director of Degree Completion (RN to BSN) Program, 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 were available to participants who attend the entire conference and exchanged a completed paper evaluation for a Certificate of Completion before leaving the conference sites.

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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