International Honor Nursing Society to hold conference at Louisiana College

February 26th, 2007

The Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Nu Tau Chapter presents “Mission Possible: Evidence-Based Nursing Practice” conference on Friday, March 16, 2007 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Granberry Conference Center located on the campus of Louisiana College.

The purpose of the conference is to explore the evidence-based nursing practice paradigm and identify strategies for applying it within a wide variety of practice settings. The goal is for participants to be able to: discuss the evolution of evidence-based nursing practice, identify current sources of evidence for nursing practice, list current resources and strategies to promote evidence-based nursing practices and describe the Central Louisiana Healthcare Ethics Coalition study addressing the impact of community-wide education on attitudes regarding advance directives are just a few of the many objectives.

The special guest speaker is: Suzanne S. Prevost, RN, Ph.D., COI, she is a professor at Middle Tennessee State University and a visiting professor at the University of Kentucky. Panelists include: Tracy Deville, BSN., RN., Nursing Supervisor at Rapides Regional Medical Center; Sandra L. Duck, BSN., RN., Nursing Education Program Manager at LSU-HCSD Huey P. Long Medical Center; Lisa Lauve, BSN., RN., is the Chief Nurse Executive at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital; Beverly Lowentritt, RNC., MSN., CS., FNP., Director of Nursing Practice at Rapides Regional Medical Center; Janet Reich, RN., CBS., is the Director of the OCDD/DHH Resource Center Nutritional, Physical, and Nursing Supports; and Renee Shamblin, BSN., RN., instructor of Nursing at Louisiana College.

The conference will give 5.9 CE Contact Hours. There is a minimal fee. For more information about the conference contact the Louisiana College Department of Nursing (318) 487-7127.