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 tike to list (listing is free of charge), please send the information to Pam Ballinger, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, New Jersey 08086. Listings should be sent in eight weeks before publication date.
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, 101 A 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.
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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 Médecine, 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, Adelphi 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, KdI), 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, old« aduk, 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.
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 & Care; June 5-27 Cancer Nursing Core I ?': Concepts of Nursing Management "C"; June 5 & 6 Nursing Care of Families of Crisis.
Contact: Dept. CNC. Continuing Education in Nursi tig- N 431. University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143. 415 666-1817.
The Center for Studies in Aging, North Texas State University, Denton. Texas, announce» 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 ThenFamilies; 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 Principles for Staffs of Community programs.
The Center for Studies in Aging also will conduct Summer Institutes in Europe. The schedule oí 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 City, MO 64108.
A comprehensive outpatient program in Pulmonary Rehabilitation is being offered at Long Beach Community Hospital. 1720 Termino Ave., lx>ng Beach. California. The program, designed for people with lung disease emphysema, asthma, or chronic bronchitis), consists of 12 sessions beginning the first Monday of even month. Session» 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 9080 1.213 597-6635. ext. 2284.
The Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center announces the 15th annual Summer Institute for Study in Gerontology, to be held at The University of Southern California July 6-August 14, 1981.
The summer program will explore the multidisciplinary aspects of human development and aging. In addition to the extensive courses available, extracurricular activities are planned, including special lectures, media festivals, field trips, and an Adult Day Care Fair.
Each two week session is available either ior two units o£ University credit or thirty hours of Continuing Education Contact Hours.
Courses offered include:
Session I (July 6-17) Research Methods in Gerontology and the Social Sciences; Long-term Care for the Elderly: New Models and Interventions in the Spectrum; Counseling Older Adults and Their Families: The Dementias; Alzheimer's and Other Mental Disorders; Health Promotion Through the Later Years.
Session II (July 20-31) Psychosocial Care of the Aged: Assessment and Interventions; Depression: Theories, Measurement, and Intervention; Cultural Diversity and Aging: Implications for Service Delivery to Minorities; Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Rehabilitation of the Elderly; Preretirement Planning: Content Methods and Application.
Session III (August 3-14) Psychological Development Through Autobiography; Development and Administration of Programs for Older Adults; Teaching the Older Adult; Adult Day Care: Program Design and Implementation; Introduction to the Issues in Gerontology; The Dementias; Etiology, Diagnosis, and Clinical Management.
Contact: Irene Kleinberg, Coordinator, Summer Institute, Andrus Gerontology Center, P.O. Box 77912, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90007. 213 743-6765.