Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Coming Events

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The gerontological workshops, seminars, and graduate programs in this sec tion 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 seul in 12 -weeks before publication date.

August 11-13

Southern Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference: Meeting the Challenge for Excellence in Nursing Practice. Nashville. Tennessee. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt University Hospital, Department of Nursing and Clinical Nurse Specialists. Gontact: Southern Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Department of Nursing, Station 17, Nashville, TN 37232. 615/322-0735.

August 12-18

Continuing Education Symposium. Vail, Colorado. Sponsored by the Colorado Nurses' Association. Credit available. Contact: Lola Fehr, Executive Director, Colorado Nurses' Association, P.O. Box 22138, Denver. CO 80222.

September 19

A Look into the Future: The Updating of Research i n Key Areas of the Problems Related to Aging and Future Directions lor New and Innovative Investigators in This Field. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the American Federation for Aging Research. Contact: E. Richard Heldeman, Executive Director, American Federation for Aging Research {AFAR), 555 Madison Avenue, Second Floor, New York, NY 10022.

September 28-29

The Chronically 111: Dilemmas and New Approaches. Princeton, New Jersey. Sponsored by the Carrier Foundation. Contact: Carolyn Shamy. Program Development Specialist, Carrier Foundation, Belle Meade, NJ 08502. 201/874-4000, x461.

October 29-31

American Pain Society - Third General Meeting. Miami, Florida. Sponsored by the American Pain Society. Contact: APS Secretariat, 340 Kingsland Street, Nutley, NJ 07110. 201/235-0587.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Master's Program

Hampton Institute School of Nursing has been awarded a three-year grant to prepare gerontological nursing practitioners in a three-semester master's program. Applications for summer and fall, 1982 semesters are now being accepted for full-time or part-time students. Early application is advised for a limited number of graduate assistantships available to full-time applicants. Financial aid applications may be completed simultaneously with application for admission to the program.

Graduates.will be master's-prepared nurse clinicians (practitioners) proficient in evaluating community health needs of individuals, groups, and communities. A systems approach enables these nurses to plan care for aggregate group needs within a community context while providing primary care in housing projects, acute care settings, community agencies, long-term care, rehabilitative and effective interaction with nurses and other health professions and disciplines in effective changes in nursing practice and the delivery of health care. Research preparation is an essential component.

For additional information contact: Dr. Norma H. Pinkelton, RN, EdD, Project Director, School of Nursing, Hampton Institute, Hampton, VA 23668. 804/727-5674.

VA Scholarship Program

The Veterans Administration has launched a $4 million scholarship program to help in its efforts to ensure sufficient nursing staff in the nation's largest health care system. VA Administrator Robert P. Nimmo said the scholarships wiJJ go to about 300 qualified nursing students. The scholarships will provide educational benefits on a paybacks in-ser vi ce basis.

In return for each year of the scholarship - which provides tuition, educational expenses and a monthly stipend - participants will agree to serve a minimum of two years as a full-time nurse in facilities of the VA's health care system. The VA operates 172 hospitals and 226 outpatient clinics around the country and employs 30,000 nurses.

The initial scholarship will be for one year, with an option to renew or for two years depending on the availability of future appropriations for the program. Applications are now being sought for the school term to begin in the fall of 1982. Approximately 90% will go…

The gerontological workshops, seminars, and graduate programs in this sec tion 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 seul in 12 -weeks before publication date.

August 11-13

Southern Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference: Meeting the Challenge for Excellence in Nursing Practice. Nashville. Tennessee. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt University Hospital, Department of Nursing and Clinical Nurse Specialists. Gontact: Southern Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Department of Nursing, Station 17, Nashville, TN 37232. 615/322-0735.

August 12-18

Continuing Education Symposium. Vail, Colorado. Sponsored by the Colorado Nurses' Association. Credit available. Contact: Lola Fehr, Executive Director, Colorado Nurses' Association, P.O. Box 22138, Denver. CO 80222.

September 19

A Look into the Future: The Updating of Research i n Key Areas of the Problems Related to Aging and Future Directions lor New and Innovative Investigators in This Field. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the American Federation for Aging Research. Contact: E. Richard Heldeman, Executive Director, American Federation for Aging Research {AFAR), 555 Madison Avenue, Second Floor, New York, NY 10022.

September 28-29

The Chronically 111: Dilemmas and New Approaches. Princeton, New Jersey. Sponsored by the Carrier Foundation. Contact: Carolyn Shamy. Program Development Specialist, Carrier Foundation, Belle Meade, NJ 08502. 201/874-4000, x461.

October 29-31

American Pain Society - Third General Meeting. Miami, Florida. Sponsored by the American Pain Society. Contact: APS Secretariat, 340 Kingsland Street, Nutley, NJ 07110. 201/235-0587.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Master's Program

Hampton Institute School of Nursing has been awarded a three-year grant to prepare gerontological nursing practitioners in a three-semester master's program. Applications for summer and fall, 1982 semesters are now being accepted for full-time or part-time students. Early application is advised for a limited number of graduate assistantships available to full-time applicants. Financial aid applications may be completed simultaneously with application for admission to the program.

Graduates.will be master's-prepared nurse clinicians (practitioners) proficient in evaluating community health needs of individuals, groups, and communities. A systems approach enables these nurses to plan care for aggregate group needs within a community context while providing primary care in housing projects, acute care settings, community agencies, long-term care, rehabilitative and effective interaction with nurses and other health professions and disciplines in effective changes in nursing practice and the delivery of health care. Research preparation is an essential component.

For additional information contact: Dr. Norma H. Pinkelton, RN, EdD, Project Director, School of Nursing, Hampton Institute, Hampton, VA 23668. 804/727-5674.

VA Scholarship Program

The Veterans Administration has launched a $4 million scholarship program to help in its efforts to ensure sufficient nursing staff in the nation's largest health care system. VA Administrator Robert P. Nimmo said the scholarships wiJJ go to about 300 qualified nursing students. The scholarships will provide educational benefits on a paybacks in-ser vi ce basis.

In return for each year of the scholarship - which provides tuition, educational expenses and a monthly stipend - participants will agree to serve a minimum of two years as a full-time nurse in facilities of the VA's health care system. The VA operates 172 hospitals and 226 outpatient clinics around the country and employs 30,000 nurses.

The initial scholarship will be for one year, with an option to renew or for two years depending on the availability of future appropriations for the program. Applications are now being sought for the school term to begin in the fall of 1982. Approximately 90% will go to undergraduate students and the balance to masters candidates who already are registered nurses. Primary consideration will be given to third and fourth year baccalaureate nursing students and masters degree candidates in clinical nursing specialties needed by the VA - gerontology, medical/surgical, adult psychiatric/mental health, and rehabilitation.

Applications for the scholarships and information about the program are available from VA Health Professional Scholarship Program, Office of Academic Affairs, DM&S (14N), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420.

NME Scholarship Program

National Medical Enterprises, Inc. (NME) has established a $200,000 nursing loan/scholarship program awarded through NME-owned hospitals nationwide. Students will be selected from schools located in communities where the health care company operates acute care hospitals. Both the recipients and the size of the grants awarded will be determined by each local hospital. Awards will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, recommendation by the school's director of nursing, and agreement to work for a local NME hospital after graduation. Senior nursing students may apply for financial assistance up to $4,000 and loans will be waived for those who complete a maximum two-year employment contract. The employment commitment will vary depending upon the amount of the loan. Salaries, assignments, and hours will be compatible with those of other new graduates

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