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Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing hosts first Symposium on Ambulatory Care Online on June 5

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Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) will host the first Symposium on Ambulatory Care online on Friday, June 5, 2020. Under the flag of MCN’s CAUSE (Change Agents for the Underserved: Service Education) initiative, the symposium aims to provide attendees with a deepened understanding of primary care nursing—specifically for the medically underserved and under or uninsured patient populations.

Angela Moss, PhD, APRN-BC, RN, Assistant Dean at Rush University College of Nursing, will present the opening keynote, Strengthening the Role of Community-Based Nursing Through Academic-Practice Partnerships. Other topics include motivational interviewing, innovations in telehealth, and breakout sessions on chronic pain management, and inter-professional education. The symposium will close with Rachel Start, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Director of Ambulatory Nursing & Nursing Practice at Rush Oak Park Hospital, titled The Emergence of Ambulatory Nursing: The Future Is Now.

The Symposium on Ambulatory Care is open to healthcare professionals, educators, students, and anyone interested in learning more about the complexities associated with primary care. Registration is $30 per attendee.

Attendees can register here.

Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing strives to improve health locally and globally, through exceptionally well-prepared nurses. Through the CAUSE initiative, MCN is working to tackle America’s primary care shortage. In partnership with the McLean County Health Department, the Community Health Care Clinic and Chestnut Family Health Center, CAUSE focuses on increasing the number of nurses working in the primary care setting, while emphasizing prevention in order to keep people healthy and out of the hospital. Through partnership, CAUSE strives to coordinate patient care and the management of chronic illness, mental health, substance abuse, and a variety of other challenges faced by vulnerable populations with stereotypically limited access to health care.

For more information or to keep up-to-date with Mennonite College of Nursing, visit our website. Questions about the Symposium for Ambulatory Care should be directed to Michelle Woodburn by email at or by telephone at (309) 438-2173.

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