The gerontological workshops, seminars, and graduate programs in this section are presented as a service to our readers. If you have an upcoming event or a new program in gerontology that you would like to list free of charge, please send the information to Ms. Diana S. Wheeler, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, New Jersey 08086. Listings should be sent in eight weeks before publication date.
National Intravenous Therapy Association, ninth national convention. Boston, Massachusetts. 21 contact hours. Contact: The National Intravenous Therapy Association, Inc., National Office, Suite 4, 93 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02178. 617/489-2947.
Health Care Delivery for Deaf Patients. Washington, D.C. Co-sponsored by The Catholic University of America and The National Academy of Oallaudet College. CEUs available. Contact: Terri Baker, The National Academy of Gallaudet College, Kendall Green, Washington, D.C. 20002.
March 29-April I
The Aging Today and Tomorrow. Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by the National Council on the Aging. Contact: Nancy Peavy 202/223-6250.
March 29-April 3
Spectrum on Aging. Miami Beach, Florida. Accredited for 31 CME physician hours and 37.5 nursing contact hours. Contact: Office of Planning, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 4300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33140. 305/674-2408.
Third Annual Infection Prevention and Control Seminar. Biloxi, Mississippi. Sponsored by the Southeast Mississippi A.P.I.C. CEUs applied for. Contact: Association for Practitioners in Infection Control-Southeast Mississippi, P.O. Box 6054, Gulfport, MS 39501. 601/377-6928.
April 7-May 12
Nursing Care of the Aged: Principles in Practice. Chicago, Illinois. Mini-course sponsored by the College of Nursing, Rush University, John L. and Helen Kellog Center for Excellence in Nursing, RushPresbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. Contact: Maria Vance, Office of Continuing Education. Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, 600 South Paulina Chicago, IL 60612.
The Challenge of Change, 27th Annual Meeting of the Western Gerontological Society. Seattle, Washington. Contact: Barbara Freda or Betty Guyer, Western Gerontological Society, 785 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103. 415/543-2617.
St. John's University 23rd Annual Pharmacy Congress. New York, New York. Contact: Mr. Peter Rubino, Continuing Professional Education Coordinator, St. John's University, College of Pharmacy 8c Allied Health Professions, Grand Central & Utopia Parkways, Jamaica, NY 11439. 212/990-6161. Ext. 6370.
April 28-30 and June 5
Course, "Gerontological Nursing: Implementation in Educational and Service Settings." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. CEUs pending. Contact: Rita Nemchih, Coordinator, Continuing Education, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 420 Service Drive S2, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 215/243-4522.
Prescription Misuse Among the Elderly. Amsterdam, New York. Sponsored by the Gerontological Special Interest Group of New York State Nurses Association, Room 1470, New York, NY 10019.
International Symposium on Independent Life. Chicago, Illinois. Contact: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago-Education and Training Center, 345 East Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611. 312/649-6179.
Geriatric Education: Who Is Guiding Its Growth? Columbus, Ohio. Contact: IDHCA/Geriatrics, The Ohio State University, 101A Hamilton Hall, 1645 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.
Health Care Delivery for Deaf Patients. Philadelphia,'^Pennsylvania. Co-sponsored by The Catholic University of America and The National Academy of Gallaudet College. CEUs available. Contact: Terri Baker, The National Academy of Gallaudet College, Kendall Green, Washington, D.C. 20002. 202/6515480.
The Future of the Clinical Nurse Specialist: An Orientation for Action. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Contact: Community Services, St. Michael Hospital, 2400 West Villard Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209. 414/263-8203
Sixth National Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Symposium. Keystone, Colorado. Sponsored by the University of Colorado School of Nursing. CEUs available. Contact: Irena Anderson, Continuing Education Coordinator, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Symposium, University of Colorado School of Nursing, C-288, 4200 East Ninth Ave., Denver, CO 80262. 303 394-8691.
Chautauqua '81: International Sharing in Nursing. Vail, Colorado. Contact: Colorado Nurses' Association, P.O. Box 22138, Denver, CO 80220. 303/ 757-7483.
July 14-August 1
Care of the Elderly in the British Welfare State. London, England. Contact: Dept. B, University Extension, University of California, 2223 Fulton St., Berkeley, CA 94720.
Nutrition and Aging. Chicago, Illinois. CEUs applied for. Contact: University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Office of Continuing Education Services, 1853 West Polk St., Room 144, Chicago, IL 60612. 312/996-8025.
Aging and Communication. Besancon, France. Contact: Audiophonology & Gerontology, Faculte de Medecine, 25030 Besancon, France.
Research Day. Storrs, Connecticut. Sponsored by the Mu Chapter, University of Connecticut and Delta Mu Chapter, Yale University. Abstracts and nursing research must be received by May 1, 1981. Contact: Linda R. Soess, RN, MS, Mu Chapter, Sigma Thêta Tau, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, U-59A, Storrs, CN 06268.
The University of Miami School of Nursing has been awarded a three-year grant to prepare gerontological nursing practitioners in a four-semester master's program. The program will focus on the preparation of clinical specialists with ability to practice in primary care, long-term care, and rehabilitative settings. The first students will be admitted in August 1981. Contact: H. Terri Brower, RN, EdD, F.A.A.N., Professor, 1540 Corniche Ave., Miami, FL 33124.
Adelphi University School of Nursing is accepting applications from nurses with bachelor's degrees in nursing for admission to the newly revised master's program. Opportunities for subspecialization in such areas as gerontological nursing will be available. Study may be full-time or part-time. Contact: Gail B. Malloy, PhD, Director of the Graduate Program, Adelph University School of Nursing, Garden City, NY 11530. 516/663-1000.
The American Medical Record Association (AMRA) announces the availability of a new independent study course-Health Record Management in Nursing Homes. This 12-month Course is designed for nursing home personnel who are responsible for health record services. The content of the course is job-related theory and practice.
Contact: American Medical Record Association, Independent Study Division, Department J, 875 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1850, Chicago, IL 60611.
The Institute of Gerontology at The University of Michigan is once again offering its summer program beginning the first week of June. Some courses available are: New Directions in Programming for the Elderly: An Advanced Workshop; Senior Housing Management; Educational Gerontology; Strengthening Family Supports and Relationships: A Group Training Model for Education and Treatment; Organizing Nursing Home Councils; Biology of Aging; Monitoring Drug Therapy in the Elderly; Alcohol and Older People; Religion and Aging; Legal Rights of the Elderly; and Issues and Methods in Aging Research. CEUs are available without payment of additional fees.
Contact: Institute of Gerontology, The University of Michigan, 520 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
The Center for Decubitus Ulcer Research announces their 1981 schedule of continuing education workshops in tissue therapy. The workshops are one-day, advanced level, accredited programs through which health care providers may earn continuing education units. Information on the center's ongoing extensive, independent research will be provided at each workshop. In addition, the causes of skin destruction and the how-to's of effective therapy will be discussed.
To obtain the name of the hostsponsor, date, location, and the agenda of the workshop nearest you, contact: The Center-Tissue Therapy Workshop, 408 N.E. Alice Ave., Jensen Beach, FL 33457, and enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelop with your inquiry. Invitations from host-sponsors to conduct workshops elsewhere are still being accepted.
The University of Arizona College of Nursing received a three year grant of $280,000 from the Division of Nursing, the Department of Health and Human Services to expand the Nursing Specialist Degree Program through addition of a new offering in Oncology nursing.
The Program will provide education and experience in oncology nursing beyond the level normally attained in the master's program. Emphasis is on the preparation of the clinical nurse specialist. The program is intensive and requires full time attention to courses, seminars, and clinical practice.
Two programs are available to the Nursing Specialist candidate. Option A, a combined program, is available to applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing who may enroll in the Master of Science program and Nursing Specialist program. Option B is available to applicants with master's degrees with a major in nursing.
Contact: Alice J. Longman, RN, EdD, Program Director and Associate Professor, Building 203, The University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ 85721.
The Missouri League for Nursing is offering workshops entitled "What Do You Say After You Say Hello?-Quality Communication with the Older Adult." The objectives are to establish lines of communication; keep lines of communication open between caregivers, older adult, and family; maintain awareness of the older person's point of view; instruct participants in quality communication skills; and teach the use of proper resources.
The workshops will be held at seven sites in Missouri from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
April 1 Rolla, MO
April 2 Springfield, MO
April 7 Sikeston, MO
April 8 St. Louis, MO
April 14 Jefferson City, MO
April 15 Kirksville, MO
April 16 Kansas City, MO
Contact: Missouri League for Nursing, 909 Winston, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
Spring 1981 courses sponsored by the University of California at San Francisco, Continuing Education in Nursing:
Mar 28-May 19 Cancer Nursing Core III: Concepts of Nursing Management "B"; April 25 Pressure Ulcer; May 9 Wound Healing: Current Concepts of Wound Health 8c Care; June 5-27 Cancer Nursing Core IV: Concepts of Nursing Management "C"; June 5 8c 6 Nursing Care of Families of Crisis.
Contact: Dept. CNC, Continuing Education in Nursing-N431, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143. 415/666-1817.
The Center for Studies in Aging, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, announces its annual Summer Institute on Aging to be held June 8 through July 31. Students may register for graduate credit or continuing education units. The schedule is as follows:
June 8-19: Advanced Seminar in Counseling the Elderly and Their Families; Health Problems of Older Adults; Communication Problems of the Aging. June 8-26: Economics of Aging. June 22-July 3: Administrative and Organizational Structure of Long-term Care Facilities; Social Gerontology; Administration of Programs in Aging: Funding. July 6-17: Federal, State, and Local Programs in Aging; Home Health Agencies: Service Delivery in the 80s; Psychological Aspects of Aging. July 20-31: Dynamic Recreation Programming for Older Adults; Library Services to the Aging; Management Principle for Staffs of Community Programs;
The Center for Studies in Aging also will conduct Summer Institutes in Europe. The schedule of tours is as follows:
July 3-12: Cultural Variations on Growing Old. Sweden Denmark. July 18-26: Cultural Variations on Growing Old. England Ireland.
Contact: Eleanor Adams. Center for Studies in Aging, North Texas State University, P.O. Box 13438, NT Station, Denton, TX 76203. 817/788-2763.
The American Nurses' Association. Inc.. announces the administration dates for the certification examinations in 13 clinical and two nursing administration areas on Sept. 26. 1981 at 21 designated test sites throughout the country. The application deadline is June 30, 1981.
Contact: Certification Registrar, American Nurses' Association, 2420 Pershing Rd., Kansas Citv, MO 64108.
A comprehensive outpatient program in Pulmonary Rehabilitation is being offered at Long Beach Community Hospital, 1720 Termino Ave., Long Beach, California. The program, designed for people with lung disease (emphysema, asthma, or chronic bronchitis), consists of 12 sessions beginning the first Monday of every month. Sessions will be held three times a week for four weeks.
Contact: Dorothy St reif f. RN, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, Long Beach Community Hospital, 1720 Termino Ave., Long Beach. CA 90801. 213 597-6655. ext. 2284