CONTACT: BONNIE MCINTOSH
101 Nursing Building
UI College of Nursing
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: April 2, 2002
UI nursing students to hold Progressive Nursing Day 2002 April 10
Today, the scope of nursing extends far beyond the role of the hospital
nurse. The 25th Annual Progressive Nursing Day, hosted by the University of
Iowa College of Nursing's Association of Nursing Students (UIANS), aims to
showcase the variety of distinct career opportunities that the field of nursing
The one-day conference, "Nursing Odyssey 2002: Creating Your Own Pathway,"
will be held on Wednesday, April 10, in the second floor ballroom at the Iowa
Memorial Union. In celebration of Progressive Nursing Day's 25th Anniversary,
nursing alumni critical to its history will be honored. Kathleen Buckwalter
Ph.D., UI professor of nursing and associate provost for health sciences,
will deliver the keynote address, "Orchestrating a Career in Nursing,
the Long and Winding Road." In addition, a panel of speakers will represent
various roles in nursing including forensic nursing, international nursing,
nursing entrepreneurship, and nursing in legislation and politics.
Students, educators and practicing professionals in the area of nursing
or related fields, and the general public are encouraged to attend. Continuing
education credits are available for full-time attendance. Pre-registration
is not required; attendees may register at the door. Admission prices are
$5 for UI students and visiting nursing students, $10 for non-CEU credit participants
and $30 for CEU credit participants. For more information, please contact
the UIANS office at (319) 335-7002.
The UI College of Nursing is part of the UI Health Sciences Center and provides
nursing education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Ranked
12th among 600 nursing education programs nationally, the college provides
clinical experience and research opportunities that enhance the educational
experience. Students graduate prepared to respond to the needs of the public
and the general health and wellbeing of the communities they serve.