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Posted: 9/4/2008

A continuing education program that focuses on key issues in nursing will kickoff this years Homecoming activities, on Friday, September 26.  Homecoming weekend at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will continue through Saturday, September 27, with two full days of events that include the alumni annual meeting. Visit the alumni web-page for a full schedule of Homecoming events and details.

The educational component of Homecoming, sponsored by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing  (IJHN), features  a number of current, evidence-based topics of significance to nurses in all settings:

The Heart of It: A Cardiac Update

Christina Cafeo, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Cardiac SICU, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Pharmacogenetics: What is it and Why does it Matter?

Rowena Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP, Director, Oncology Pharmacy, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Meaning of Moral Distress in Nursing

Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Engaging Nurses and Patients in Patient Safety

Jo Walrath, PhD, MS, RN, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Headaches and other Brain Matters

Filissa Caserta, MSN, CRNP-AC, CNRN, Nurse Practitioner, Neurosciences, Johns Hopkins Hospital

This program has been approved for 4.2 contact hours of continuing education (which includes [pending] hours of Nursing pharmacology).

To register, or for more information, call 443-287-4745, send an e-mail to IJHN@son.jhmi.edu, or visit the IJHN website.   Costs: $25 for dues-paying alumni and students, and $40 for other guests.  (Class of 1958, complimentary admission.)