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Nursing symposium offers advanced learning opportunities - 2/19/2009

Harrison Medical Center and West Sound Advanced Practice Association (WSAPA) have teamed up to present a day-long nursing symposium at the Kitsap Conference Center that will offer 20 educational sessions led by 18 Pacific Northwest nurse and physician specialists.

What: Learning in the Olympics Nursing Symposium

When: March 7

Where: Kitsap Conference Center, 110 Washington Ave., Bremerton

Audience: Registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses

Registration: $90 (in advance) or $110 (at the door, space permitting)

Info: 360-616-0900

Credits: 7.5 contact hours (approved by the Washington State Nurses Association)

Nursing and its specialty areas continue to undergo rapid change in disease management. With continued and specific education, nurses are able to practice quality care across a spectrum of health and illness.

“It is imperative that nurses use independent and critical thinking skills to provide individualized patient care,” says Cindy May, RN, vice president of operations and chief nursing officer at Harrison Medical Center. “This symposium offers nurses an opportunity to gain professional skills that are vital to enhancing today’s practice.”

Symposium keynote speakers:

Gregory S. Henderson, MD, PhD, will give a compelling and thought-provoking account of his experience in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Henderson is the medical director of laboratory services at Harrison Medical Center.

Kimberly McNally, RN, MN, will discuss how clinical professionals can coach themselves to further personal and professional success. McNally’s Seattle-based firm works with clients across the country to enhance leadership, team, and personal effectiveness.

Harrison Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital and the region’s busiest medical center, offering medical, surgical, and emergency services on campuses in Bremerton, Silverdale, and Port Orchard to serve a five-county area on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. We employ more than 500 registered and advanced practice registered nurses. To learn more about Harrison’s many services, visit or call 866-844-WELL.