The University of North Carolina School of Nursing is offering two continuing education courses: May 1, The Aged Client and His Environment, fee-$25, 0.6 CEUs, Ruth Harris, Coordinator; and Working with Families with Aged Members (date to be announced), fee-$50, 1.2 CEUs, Ruth Harris, Coordinator.
Marquette University, Division of Continuing Education in Nursing is sponsoring two courses: Therapeutic Interventions for the Aging on May 7 at the Lincoln Lutheran Home, 2015 Prospect Avenue, Racine, Wisconsin; and Documentation in Long-Term Care: The Challege and the Problem on May 15 at Wesley Park, 8621 West Beloit Road, West Allis, Wisconsin. The fee for both courses is $35 and 0.6 CEUs will be available. For further information contact: Beatrice Saper, MANEd, RN, Assistant Professor, Assistant Director, Continuing Education in Nursing, Marquette University, College of Nursing, 3029 Ν 49th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210; or telephone: (414) 445-8656, ext 20.
May 22. Hearing Screening for the Senior Citizen is designed for nurses and para-professionals working in physicians' offices, nursing homes, health department and community clinics. It will cover hearing problems of the geriatric population, audiometric screening, consultation and referral for audiologic and/or otological evaluation, and familiarization with local and state resources for the hearing impaired. It is sponsored by the University of California-Davis and will be held in the Oak Room at the University Extension Sacramento Center. For further information write: University of California, Davis, California 95616; or telephone: (916) 752-6400
May 28. Chronic Brain Syndrome: A Nursing Perspective is a one-day course on confusional states in the elderly. Implications for nursing assessment, management, and evaluation in institutional and noninstitutional settings are included. It will be held at the University of Colorado School of Nursing in Denver, Colorado. Faculty include: Beverly Baldwin, RN, PhD, Contact Researcher, Medical Care Foundation, Assistant Professor, CU School of Nursing (currently conducting research on confusional states in the elderly); and Ginette Pepper, RN, MS, GNP,doctoral student, Psychobiological Nursing, CU School of Nursing. Credit offered is .6 CEUs and it is open to all health professionals. Registration deadline is May 21. For further information write: University of Colorado School of Nursing, Continuing Education Services, 4200 ? Ninth Avenue, C-288, Denver, Colorado; or telephone: (303) 394-8691.
June 1-20. Gerontological Nursing Seminar will be held at the University of Evansville in Grantham, England. The purpose of the seminar is to gain knowledge about the delivery of health care to the elderly in Britain. For further information write to: Virginia Stone, RN, PhD, Coordinator, 1829 Front St, Apt A3, Durham, North Carolina 27705.
June 2-13. Social Gerontology in International and Cross-Cultural Perspectives will be held at the Inter-University Centre of Postgraduate Studies in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia. For information write: Andy Plotkin, PhD, International Social Gerontology Course Director, 228 Wolomolopoag St, Sharon, Massachusetts 02067.
June 2-13. Texas Woman's University, College of Nursing, Houston Center is offering a two-week concentrated course, Nursing Care of the Elderly Patient. There are no registration fees; 7 CEUs are available. This course includes clinical practice. For further information contact: Mildred Hayes, Program Director, VA Grant, Texas Woman's University, College of Nursing, 1130 M.D. Anderson Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030; or telephone: (713) 792-7951.
June 9-12. The American Association of Retired Persons Biennial Convention will held at the Phoenix Civic Plaza and the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona.
June 29-July 1. The Center of Gerontology at Virginia Tech is sponsoring the National Conference on Prolongation of the Life Span, to be held at the Mountain Lake Hotel, Mountain Lake, Virginia. Two well-known gerontologists, Dr. Nathan Shock and Dr. Walter McKain, will present the keynote addresses and other professionals from a variety of disciplines will read their own research or theoretical papers. For further information on the call for papers, program details, housing, transportation, and registration, please write to Dr. S.J. Ritchey, Director, Center of Gerontology, 216 Wallace Hall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061; or telephone: (703)961-5380.
July 15-August 2. The University of Birmingham in England is sponsoring a course, Innovations in the Care of the Elderly. The cost is $980 and includes tuition, room and board, field trips, and transportation to Birmingham. For information write: International Studies, Dept. C-34, University Extension, 223 Fulton Street, Berkeley, California 94720.
July 20-26. The 20th International Conference on Social Welfare will be held in Hong Kong. For information write International Council on Social Welfare, Berggasse 9-A-1090, Vienna, Austria.
August 27-30. The Adaptability of the Aging Person to his Condition will be held in Montreal, Canada and is sponsored by the International Center of Social Gerontology. For information write: CIGS, 91 rue Jouffroy, 75017, Paris, France.
September 11-14. IX European Congress on Clinical Gerontology will be held in Grenoble, France. For information write: Grenoble Accueil, IX European Congress on Clinical Gerontology, Avenue d'Innsbruck, 3809 Grenoble CEDEX, France.
September 1980. The Georgetown University School of Nursing has established a Master of Science in Nursing program to prepare graduates for leadership roles in nursing practice and the delivery of health care services. The program, which will be offered for the first time in September 1980, was established under the leadership of Rose Anne McGarrity, MA, dean of the school of nursing. It focuses on family-oriented nursing practice in two clinical specialty areas, one of which is the Family with Aged Members (gerontological nursing). Virginia Mermel, DNSc, director of the program, indicated that 20 students will be admitted for study beginning in 1980. The following year total enrollment will be increased to 40 students. The program of studies for the Family with Aged Members addresses the process of aging from a holistic perspective. The maintenance and improvement of self-care capabilities of elderly persons within the context of the family and other support systems is a major focus. The curriculum is based on the self-care concept that sees each person as the primary provider and decision-maker in personal health matters. Within each clinical major, all students are prepared to function in the role of manager of programs of nursing for clients in a variety of settings. The tools of research and a scholarly approach are an integral part of the curriculum and are used in validating the self-care concept of nursing. In addition, each student selects support courses that contribute to personal career goals. The program is being funded through a grant from the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. For more information regarding the program, write: Graduate Program, Georgetown University School of Nursing, Washington, DC 20007.
Fall 1980. California State University Long Beach offers a three-semester graduate program in nursing to educate geriatric nurse practitioners. Thepractitioner is prepared to give primary and long-term care to geriatric patients in clinics, offices, and nursing homes. A master's degree is a warded upon completion of the program. Applications for the Fall 1980 semester are now being accepted. For more information please contact: Kama Bramble, RN, MS, GNP, Associate Program Director, California State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840.
Fall 1980. The first conference for the Council of Nursing Home Nurses is now being planned. This two-day conference will be designed to meet the needs/requests of the council members. For information write: Ella J. Kick, Chairperson, Council of Nursing Home Nurses, 349 Mull Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44313.
Fall 1980. USF liberal arts and science majors, as well as graduate students, may enroll in a 21-unit gerontological studies program that offers a certificate, concurrent with a student's degree, upon graduation. Coordinating the new program is Douglas Amis, assistant to the dean of the colleges of arts and science. Amis explains that the program requires completion of nine units of foundation courses in gerontology, six units of project/field work or thesis, and six units of related electives. All foundation courses are presently offered, including Experimental Developmental Psychology, Social Gerontology and Perspective in Psychology: Aging. Three new courses, for graduates will be added by the fall semester when the program will be accepting new USF students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The new program is also offered to individuals who have completed formal academic degrees. The new program is expected to have 100 students within the next several years. Further information and application procedures may be obtained by writing USF, Harney Science Center, Room 236, San Francisco, California 94117; or telephone: (415) 666-6373.
October 15-17. Infection Control for Acute and Extended Care Facilities will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. It is sponsored by APIC, Blue Grass Chapter and Kentuckiana Chapter. Fees are: $35-APIC member; $50-nonmember; and $10-extended care facility. For further information contact: Beth Stover, RN, Infection Control Nurse, Children's Hospital, PO Box 655 Louisville, Kentucky 40202.
November 21-25. The 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society will be held at the Town & Country Hotel in San Diego, California.
University Series. The following are two symposia, co-sponsored by Charles B. Slack, Inc, of Thorofare, New Jersey, that are being offered in 1980: Nursing, Women's Health Care: Perspectives in Nursing Intervention, May 15-16, Sheraton Inn West, Indianapolis, Indiana, fee is $125; University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, The Second Annual National Symposium in Gerontological Nursing, September 8-10, Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California, fee is $140. Each co-sponsoring university will award appropriate continuing education credit. For information and registration write to: The University Series: Continuing Education for Nursing, Registration Supervisor, 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, New Jersey 08086; or telephone (800)257-8290; in New Jersey (609)848-1000.
The Center for Studies in Aging, North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, is holding its annual Summer Institute on Aging. June 9-August 1. Students may register for graduate credit or continuing education units.
The schedule of courses is: May 12-27- Cultural Variations on Growing Old to be conducted in Yugoslavia; June 9-20-Advanced Seminar in Counseling the Elderly and Their Families, Advanced Seminar in Gerontology and Curriculum Planning, and Ethnic Factors in Service Delivery; June 23-July 4-Psychosocial Aspects of Long-Term Care: An Update, and Social Gerontology, Planning and Developing Housing for the Elderly; July 7-18-Leisure: Emerging Lifestyles for the Aging, Psychological Aspects of Aging, and Administration of Programs in Aging: Funding; and July 21-August 1-Exercise Physiology and Planning, The Voluntary Agency as a Community Resource, and Aging and the Aged in Rural Society. For further information contact: Eleanor Adams, Center for Studies in Aging, PO Box 13438, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas 76203.