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21st Annual Progressive Nursing Day to address technology in nursing

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Approximately 700 nursing students and practicing nurses are expected to attend this year's annual Progressive Nursing Day on Friday, Feb. 27 to address the applications of technology to nursing.

"Technology in Nursing: Partnership in Caring" will be held on the University of Iowa campus in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. The goal of this year's conference is to acknowledge the continuous development of technology, especially how it relates to health care, and the benefits and consequences it can have to nurses.

Progressive Nursing Day is a one-day experience committed to preparing student nurses and professional nurses for a future in a nursing career. It is designed to provide continuing education for undergraduate and graduate UI nursing students and faculty, as well as practicing nurses in and around the state of Iowa.

This event is sponsored by the UI Association of Nursing Students (UIANS), the Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society, and the UI Office of Continuing Nursing Education. It is open to the public and there is a $5 entrance fee, which includes a program, event materials and refreshments. Continuing education credit is available for $50, which includes the entry fee. UI nursing students get in for free with their student ID.

2/18 /98