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 (listing is free of charge), please send the information to Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare. New Jersey 08086. Listings should be sent in eight weeks before publication date.
June 1 -October 7
Life Safety Code-Revisions workshops, two day programs. Various cities throughout the country. Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, Division for Continuing Education. Contact: Seminar Registrar, National Fire Protection Association, 470 Atlantic Ave. Boston, MA 02210. 617/4828755.
Boston University Gerontology Center will offer a three- week summer institute June 8-12, June 15-19, and June 22-26. Courses include: Women and Aging; Social Policy and Programs on Aging; Trends in Care Delivery to the Older Adult; Older Adults: Family Roles and Relationships; and Perspectives on Leisure and Gerontology. Contact: Gretchen Batra, Director, Boston University Summer Institute in Gerontology, 730 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215. 617/7381004.
June 8-July 31
The Center for Studies in Aging, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, announces its annual Summer Institute on Aging. Students may register for graduate credit or continuing education units. The schedule is as follows:
June 8-19: Advanced Seminar in Counseling for 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 Principles 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.
Forum on Health Care for the Elderly: The Hospitals Role. Chicago, Illinois. Sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging. Contact: AHA/Trust Office on Aging and Long-Term Care, the Hospital Research and Educational Trust, 840 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611. 312/280-6620.
Courses in Death Education and Death-Related Counseling. Miami Beach, Florida. Contact: School of Continuing Studies, Office of Conference Services, University of Miami, 1320 Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146. 305 284-3562.
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: Irene 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.
Seminar on Death, Grief and Bereavement: Helping the Dying/ Helping the Helpers. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Ingrid Norrish, Conference and Seminar Services, Humber College, Box 1900, Rexdale, Ontario, M9W,5L7. 416/675-7420.
July 6-August 14
The Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center fifteenth annual Summer Institute for Study in Gerontology. Los Angeles, California. The summer program will explore the multidisciplinary aspects of human development and aging. In addition to the extensive courses available, extracurricular activities that are planned include special lectures, media festivals, field trips, and an Adult Day Care Fair. Each two week session is available either for two units of University credit or thirty hours of Continuing Education Contact Hours. Contact: Irene Kleinberg, Coordinator, Summer Institute, Andrus Gerontology Center, P.O. Box 77912, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90007. 213 743-6765.
Courses in Death Education and Death-Related Counseling. San Diego, California. Contact: School of Continuing Studies, Office of Conference Services, University of Miami, 1320 Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146. 305/284-3562.
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.
Courses in Death Education and Death-Related Counseling. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Contact: School of Continuing Studies, Office of Conference Services, University of Miami, 1320 Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146. 305/2843562.
Third Annual Gerontology Forum: Encountering the Eighties. Mansfield, Massachusetts. Sponsored by the New England Consortium for Gerontology. Contact: N.E.C.G., 15 Garrison Ave., Durham, NH 03824. 603/862-1903.
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.
American Nurses' Association, Inc., certification examinations in 13 clinical and two nursing administration areas. Application deadline is June 30, 1981. Contact: Certification Registrar, American Nurses' Association, 2420 Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108.
Third National Symposium on Gerontological Nursing. Washington, D. C. Sponsored by Georgetown University and Charles B. Slack, Inc. Contact: Registration Department 609/848-1000.
Evaluation: How to Determine the Long Range Effectiveness and Impact of Programs on an Organization. Marriottsville, Maryland. Sponsored by: Maryland Chapter American Society for Health Manpower Education and Training. Contact: Elaine Holman, RN, BS, Assistant Manager, Educational Services, Baltimore County General Hospital, 5401 Old Court Rd., Randallstown, MD 21133. 301/5212200, ext. 5568.
Fourth Annual Conference of the Forum for Death Education and Counseling. Cambridge, Massachusetts. The theme of the conference is, "Death Education and Counseling: Priorities Today and Tomorrow." Abstracts should be 300-500 words in length. Proposals should be submitted on or before June 1, 1981 to Professor Charles A. Corr, Review Committee Chairperson, Box 43, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL 62026.
Joint Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America and the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Toronto, Ontario. Contact: Lee Anne Howard, The Gerontological Society of America, 1835 K Street, NW, Suite 305, Washington, D.C. 20006. 202/466-6750.
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 Theta 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 School of Nursing, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center is accepting applications for its program in gerontological nursing at the master's level. The program will include clinical research and practice with elderly clients and families, institutions and community agencies serving the elderly. Contact: Patricia Archbold, RN, DNSc, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland, OR 97201. 503/225-8839.
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 on 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 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, I L 60611.
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 Strieff, RN, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, Long Beach Community Hospital, 1720 Termino Ave., Long Beach, CA 90801. 213/597-6655, ext. 2284.
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 envelope with your inquiry. Invitations from host-sponsors to conduct workshops elsewhere are still being accepted.