Lienhard Spring Scholarly Colloquium Part of Grassroots Movement to Make 2010 Year of the Nurse

Noted international nurse historian, Patricia D’Antonio, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will speak at Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing spring scholarly colloquium on Monday, March 8 in Pleasantville, NY. The colloquium is part of a grassroots international movement that has declared 2010 the Year of the Nurse to raise awareness of the critical role nurses play and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of famed nurse Florence Nightingale’s death.

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Sharon Lewis, Lienhard School of Nursing, (914) 773-3973, slewis2@pace.edu

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SCHOLARLY COLLOQUIUM RECOGNIZES FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE AS FOUNDER OF MODERN NURSING

Noted nurse historian Patricia D’Antonio to keynote

Part of grassroots movement to make 2010 the Year of the Nurse

PLEASANTVILLE, NY, March 5, 2010 – Noted international nurse historian, Patricia D’Antonio, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will speak at Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing spring scholarly colloquium on Monday, March 8 in Pleasantville, NY. The colloquium is part of a grassroots international movement that has declared 2010 the Year of the Nurse to raise awareness of the critical role nurses play and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of famed nurse Florence Nightingale’s death.

The event will take place from 11:30am – 2:30pm in the Butcher Suite in the Kessel Student Center, entrance 3, 861 Bedford Rd.

D’Antonio’s talk, “Florence Nightingale: Myth and Meaning” is based on her latest book titled, “American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority and the Meaning of Work.” According to Lienhard professor Sandra B. Lewenson, Ed.D., RN, FAAN, the event will “raise questions about nursing’s invisibility and nursing’s historical role in health care reform efforts. As the current debate over health care reform makes daily headlines, it is important to remember that Nightingale was a major reformer. There is this image of her, a myth really, of ‘the lady with the lamp’ — the reality is that Nightingale was a reformer who made major changes; she was the founder of the modern nursing movement.”

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Sharon Lewis slewis2@pace.edu or Cara Cea at ccea@pace.edu.

About Lienhard: The Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University increased its enrollment in 2009-2010 by about 70 students, the fourth year with such an increase. In recent years it has won over $5 million in federal and private grants. Lienhard’s Family Nurse Practitioner program is ranked ninth nationally in the U.S. News & World Report survey of America’s Best Graduate Schools; last year the school added a doctoral program. Harriet R. Feldman, Ph.D., the dean, is a nurse who has emerged as a national authority on three major trends that are changing the nursing profession – the shortage of nurses and nurse educators, the involvement of nurses in promoting health policy, and the promotion of evidence-based procedures in nursing education and practice. With a Ph.D. in nursing science from New York University, she has published more than 90 books, chapters and articles and testified before Congress. In the national discussion of health care reform, she is a strong advocate of using nurse practitioners to meet the increasing need for expanding primary care delivery to focus on health promotion and maintenance and the management of chronic illness.

About Pace University: For 104 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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