Breaking New Ground at the College of Nursing

The College of Nursing will hold a Partners in Caring Recognition Ceremony on March 31 and The Reframing the Chronic Illness Conference on April 1

What: The College of Nursing will hold a Partners in Caring Recognition Ceremony on March 31 and The Reframing the Chronic Illness Conference on April 1 

Partners in Caring, March 31 -The College of Nursing will honor regional nurse nominees and celebrate their innovations in caring for those with chronic illness with a Partners in Caring Recognition Ceremony. March 31 at 5 p.m. at the Advanced Manufacturing Center in Fall River. 

Reframing the Chronic Illness Experience, April 1 -This conference is the third in a series offered by the UMass Dartmouth Chronic Illness Consortium. The consortium provides a connection between nursing faculty and regional nurse clinicians that share an interest in the care of people living with chronic illness. This third year marks a distinct new direction for the consortium. In unity with this year’s university theme of Breaking New Ground, the conference will strengthen and expand partnerships with scholars across New England who share interests in the broadest interpretation of chronic illness. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. at the Hawthorne Country Club 

Who: The conference will features two outstanding international scholars of chronic illness care; Dr. Sally Thorne, Professor and Director, University of British Columbia School of Nursing and Dr. Sarah H. Kagan, Associate Professor of Gerontological Nursing, University of Pennsylvania. 

Why: As part of the theme, Breaking New Ground – A Tradition of Innovation, the conference will provide an opportunity to invite faculty, graduate students and clinical leaders from the New England region to build linkages that serve to advance the science of nursing for the care of those who live with chronic illness. 


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