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Release: March 30, 2001

UIANS holds Progressive Nursing Day 2001

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A one-day conference organized by the University of Iowa Association of Nursing Students (UIANS) aims to raise awareness of the value of complementary or alternative therapies. Featured guest speakers will cover various topics including therapeutic use of marijuana, shiatsu and music therapy.

Other highlights of the 24th Annual Progressive Nursing Day, on Tuesday, April 10, at the Iowa Memorial Union, include describing complementary therapies, identifying the benefits of using these therapies, examining factors that influence acceptance of these therapies and discussing how complementary therapies can be integrated into healthcare.

"With this interdisciplinary conference we hope to raise awareness of the value and importance of complementary therapies," said Samantha Ament, senior in the UI College of Nursing. "We invite all those interested to join us for this day of educational enhancement and fun."

Students, educators and practicing professionals in the areas of nursing, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, social work and education, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is not required to attend the conference, and attendees can register at the door. Admission prices are $5 for UI students and visiting nursing students, $10 for non-CEU credit participants and $50 for CEU credit participants. For more information or to register, contact Samantha Ament at 688-9555.