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Upcoming Programs at the Center for Lifelong Learning

The UNC SON Center for Lifelong Learning has many edifying programs for the end of 2012 and the spring of 2013. For more information, you can read the program descriptions below or click here for the online schedule and information on how to enroll.

Pharmacology Update – December 7, 2012

Our annual Pharmacology Update program is designed to help you keep up with these medication changes, featuring treatment and pharmacology experts speaking on a variety of topics each year. This year’s program will include updates in:

  • Contraception and family planning,
  • Medication usage in the elderly (including updates to Beers’ criteria, antipsychotic usage, polypharmacy, and dose adjustment),
  • Common gastroenterology complaints and treatments,
  • New medications being directly advertised to consumers—including new weight loss drugs, sleep medications, and other commonly requested medications.

Registration Fee $189

RN Scholarship Fee $119 – If available, open to all RNs so register early

Writing for Publication – January 11, 2013

The workshop on Writing for Publication is designed to help both new and experienced writers develop articles that excite and inspire readers. We will begin the morning by discussing writing as a process–with all its pangs and pleasures; then we’ll look at the organization of several different types of articles; and the morning will conclude with a description of the real work of writing—revision. In the afternoon we will discuss the fine points of writing—grammar and style, and look at the process of getting into print. Throughout the day, you will benefit from tips on choosing a topic, getting started, finding the time to continue, editing and polishing, and navigating the channels for publication.

Registration Fee $169

RN Scholarship Fee $109 – If available, open to all RNs so register early

2nd Annual Cardiovascular Update 2013 – January 25, 2013

This fast-paced program will provide nurses, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians with a full day of the latest and most critical updates in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease. Emphasis will be placed on primary and secondary prevention of stroke and heart attack, with discussion of:

  • Atrial fibrillation,
  • Hypertension,
  • Dyslipidemia,
  • Peripheral arterial disease, and
  • New guidelines for sexual activity in cardiac patients.

Hear about the Million Hearts Initiative, the latest screening tools, and how nurses and NPs can make a difference in their own practices and communities by taking steps to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Our lineup of speakers include nurse practitioners and nurse educators who bring a wealth of hands-on experience caring for patients with cardiovascular disease, as well as exceptional teaching skills.

Register early! This conference will likely sell out!

Registration Fee $189

RN Scholarship Fee $129 – If available, open to all RNs so register early

Excellence in Nursing Leadership – February 1, 2013

This full-day seminar is designed to give practical and inspirational support for nurse leaders confronting common management and leadership challenges, including managing an age-diverse workforce, coping with compassion fatigue, working with your budget, and applying the theory of caring to the role of the nurse leader.

Our speakers include a dynamic line-up of nationally known nurse leaders and scholars, experts in human resources and development, as well as nurse executives who are “in the trenches” themselves. Join us to learn from the experience of experts in the field and stay to share your own strategies and knowledge with your colleagues.

Registration Fee $189

RN Scholarship Fee $129 – If available, open to all RNs so register early

Maternity Care – March 1, 2013

Join your colleagues in Chapel Hill to refresh and update your knowledge about the latest research and practices in maternity care. This year’s conference will feature a range of presentations on diverse topics across the spectrum of maternity nursing — including care and exercise during pregnancy, the role of prenatal anxiety and sleep deprivation in gestational weight gain, caring for obese women during labor and birth, managing obstetric emergencies, and helping families get off to a great start breastfeeding. Plan to arrive early at 8 am for breakfast and to browse our poster presentations!

Registration Fee $189

RN Scholarship Fee $119 – If available, open to all RNs so register early

Other upcoming programs – Spring 2012

24th Annual PACU & Ambulatory Surgery Conference – March 16, 2013

Psychiatric Mental Health for Nurses Institute 2013 – April 26, 2013

Nurse Bullying in the Workplace – April 12, 2013

Joint and Soft Tissue Injection Workshop – Date TBD

For more information call: (919) 966-3638 or visit our website at: http://nursing.unc.edu/lifelong