April 20–May 23

By Christine Tarlecki
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May is Oncology Nursing Month!
As an oncology nurse, you're there for your patients through one of the most challenging times of their lives. You help them and their loved ones by caring, teaching, listening and simply being present. Take some time this spring to recognize the hard work you do each and every day. Celebrate you and your colleagues during Oncology Nursing Month. You deserve it!

National Nurses Week
May 6-12
National Nurses Week is one of the nation's largest health care events, recognizing the contributions and commitments nurses make and educating the public about the significant work they perform. The American Nurses Association supports and encourages National Nurses Week through state and district nurses associations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.

National Student Nurses Day
May 8

At the request of the National Student Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association board of directors created the holiday in 1998. As of 2003, the ANA declared that National Student Nurses Day would be celebrated on every Wednesday within National Nurses Week.

National School Nurse Day
May 12

Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses and foster a better understanding of their role in the educational setting. Celebrate what these nurses do to improve the health and success of students everywhere!


April 28-29
Maternal Newborn Nursing Exam Review

California Pacific Medical Center – California Campus
San Francisco, CA
Ph: (800) 763-3332
Web: www.mededseminars.net

Presented in lecture format, this course reviews topics for the National Certification Corporation examination. Elements of the exam are discussed, followed by a review of the content. The major components include disease and processes during pregnancy, maternal and fetal complications, postpartum and neonatal assessments. Practice questions are integrated throughout the presentation.

April 30-May 1
Integrative and Holistic Nursing Conference:
Bringing Healing to You and Your Patients

Paradise Point Resort
San Diego, CA
Ph: (858) 652-5400
Web: www.scripps.org/events

This course is a unique experience that includes an evidenced-based overview of holistic and integrative nursing. The latest research on nutrition, nutriceuticals and mind-body-spirit medicine will be presented by experts in the field of integrative holistic health. The course format includes lectures followed by afternoon interactive workshops.

May 5-6
SoCRA FDA Clinical Trial Requirements, Regulations, Compliance & GCP

Hyatt Regency
Newport Beach, CA
Ph: (215) 822-8644
Web: www.socra.org

This two-day conference is intended to share information among FDA representatives and the regulated community; to facilitate the understanding of regulations, guidelines and practices; and to suggest methods and opportunities to enhance the research professional’s product development experience. The program will focus on the relationships among the FDA and clinical trial staff, investigators and IRBs. The workshop will highlight three areas that present challenges to sponsors and investigational sites: FDA Clinical Research Requirements, Enhancing Success through Communication and Financial Incentives, and Assuring Confidence in Clinical Research.

May 6

Web: www.nursingworld.org

National Nurses Day, also known as National RN Recognition Day, is celebrated on May 6 and opens National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birth date of Florence Nightingale. There is no better time of year to show nurses how much you appreciate their contributions to patients and your institution.

May 13-16
Women’s Health Care Clinic Education Program
Basic Colposcopy Program – Advanced Practice Clinicians

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Campus
Torrance, CA
Ph: (310) 222-3729
Email: lshort@labiomed.org
Web: www.womenshealthnp.org

Upon completion of this program, the experienced Women’s Health Care Provider will be able to: correctly identify abnormal genital lesions using a colposcope; safely triage, diagnose and treat women with abnormal cytology and lesions of the lower genital tract; and discuss current management strategies related to preinvasive and invasive cervical, vaginal and vulvar lesions. Open to advanced practice clinicians with two years’ experience in women’s health care. Complete information and registration form available at the website listed above.

May 19-21
SoCRA Device Research and GCP
Regulations and Guidelines for DEVICE Clinical Research

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
San Francisco, CA
Ph: (215) 822-8644
Web: www.socra.org

This conference for clinical research professionals will introduce, explain and discuss fundamental concepts and current issues relating to compliance, research development and clinical investigation in the current regulatory environment. Speakers from academia, government (FDA), consultants and industry will share their knowledge and expertise. You may also elect to participate in the half-day DEVICE BASICS workshop, which will be held the day prior to the main program.

Know of an event other nurses wouldn’t want to miss? Let us know! Email beth@workingnurse.com.

This article is from workingnurse.com.

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