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America’s Promise to host 5th annual School Nurse Summer Institute

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Register today for the 5th annual School Nurse Summer Institute.

The America’s Promise School Project at Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing will hold its 5th annual School Nurse Summer Institute on Thursday, June 2, from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Bone Student Center, Prairie Room. The theme for this event is Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Communication.

Topics range from Keys to Success in High Stakes Conversations to a State of Practice update on The Obesity Epidemic in Children. Presenters include:

  • Janet Krejci, professor and provost at Illinois State
  • Jackie Lanier, assistant professor, Department of Health Sciences at Illinois State
  • Jim Peterson, director of technology, District 87 school district
  • Dana DeShon, pediatric nurse practitioner, OSF Medical Group in Peoria

The purpose of this event is to provide learners with knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with multiple stakeholders interested in the health and wellness of school aged children and adolescents. They will also learn the needs of nurses working with children and families in school settings, as well as clinical nursing faculty utilizing the school setting for learning purposes.

Participants will earn six contact hours. Advocate Health Care (OH-368, 10/1/2014) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-0001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The cost to attend this event is $50. Parking will be available at the Bone Student Center, and participants will receive parking passes to waive the parking fee.

The registration deadline is Friday, May 27. Registration is required for this event, and online registration and printed forms will be accepted.

For more information about this event, please contact Heather Winfrey-Richman at (309) 438-2176 or