CONTACT: DEREK MAURER
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8037; fax (319) 335-8034
ICN to carry College of Nursing's largest-ever educational outreach
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Nursing will offer
a series of educational programs for nurses and other health care professionals
over the fiber optic Iowa Communications Network (ICN) this fall. Nurses
from more than 400 long-term care facilities, as well as hospitals and
community agencies, may sign up now for the series of programs to be offered
at ICN classrooms in more than 40 Iowa communities.
The educational series, consisting of eight two-hour programs to be
held beginning Oct. 5, will focus on issues relating to care of residents
in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. It is intended primarily
for nurses and other caregivers, but anyone who is interested can participate.
Use of the ICN allows the college to "spread the expertise of our
faculty out across the state," according to William Donahue, a program
associate in the college's biobehavioral area of study who organized the
ICN link. Donahue noted that nursing professor Rita A. Frantz, who will
conduct three programs on wound care, and associate professor Joann Eland,
who will present three programs on pain management, both are nationally
renowned in their respective fields of clinical specialization.
Todd Ingram, a lecturer in the college, will present two programs on
behavior management issues related to residents in long-term care. Ingram
has 15 years of clinical experience in psychiatric mental health nursing
and currently serves as a clinical nursing specialist for the Psychiatric
Nursing Consultation Service at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.
The series will originate in the Nursing Building on the UI campus in
Iowa City and be transmitted simultaneously to other locations around the
state. The ICN allows participants at each site to ask questions and interact
with the instructor at the origination point.
Participants may register for any or all of the programs, which cost
$20 each. Each program qualifies for 0.2 CEUs-that is, two contact hours
of continuing education credit-which nurses in Iowa must obtain in order
to maintain their nursing licenses. Interested individuals can obtain a
schedule of programs and registration materials by calling William Donahue
at (319) 353-5520.
EDITORS NOTE: Communities where the series will be available
at ICN facilities follows, including a community in your area.
Albert City: Truesdale High School, 300 Orchard St.
Algona: National Guard Armory, 1511 N. POW Road
Ames: ICN Classroom 4, Veterinary Medicine Building, Iowa State
Ankeny: Ankeny High School, 1302 NW Ankeny Blvd.
Bettendorf: Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St.
Burlington: Burlington High School, 421 Terrace Dr.
Carroll: National Guard Armory, 1712 Leclark Rd.
Cedar Falls: Cedar Falls High School, 1015 Division St.
Cedar Rapids: Mount Mercy College, 1330 Elmhurst Dr.
Chariton: National Guard Armory, 1415 Lucas
Charles City: Charles City High School, One Comet Dr.
Clinton: Clinton High School, 817 8th Ave. S
Council Bluffs: National Guard Armory, 2415 Kanesville Blvd.
Davenport: West High School, 3505 W. Locust
Decorah: Prues Library, Luther College
Des Moines: Hoover High School, 4800 Aurora Ave.; Saydel High
School, 5601 NE 7th St.
Dubuque: Archdiocese of Dubuque, 1229 Mt. Loretta
Eagle Grove: National Guard Armory, 216 S. Park St.
Fort Dodge: Fort Dodge High School, 819 N. 25th St.
Greenfield: Greenfield High School, 410 NW 2nd St.
Guthrie Center: Guthrie Center High School, 906 School St.
Independence: Independence Community High School, 514 5th Ave.
Iowa City: College of Nursing, University of Iowa
Iowa Falls: Reg Johnson Hall, Ellsworth Community College
Jefferson: National Guard Armory, 1577 235th St.
Johnston: Building S29, Camp Dodge
Keokuk: Gardener Hall, South Campus, Southeastern Iowa Community
Lamoni: Lamoni Community High School, 202 N. Walnut St.
Mapleton: National Guard Armory, 4 W. Sioux Ave.
Marshalltown: Sheeler Building, Iowa Veterans Home, 1301 Summit;
National Guard Armory, 9th and Summit
Mason City: National Guard Armory, 1160 19th St. SW
Mount Pleasant: National Guard Armory, 1000 S. Walnut
Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon High School, 525 Palisades Road
Muscatine: National Guard Armory, 1421 Park Ave.
Oelwein: Oelwein Armory, 201 10th St. SE
Ottumwa: Ottumwa High School, 501 E. Second
Red Oak: National Guard Armory, Park West Road
Sioux Center: National Guard Armory, 102 S. Main St.
Sioux City: West High School, 2001 Casselman
Washington: National Guard Armory, 501 Highway 1 S
Waterloo: West High School, Baltimore and Ridgeway