Jan 24, 2013

Pathways to Nursing

Central Lakes College and the College of St. Scholastica will co-host a free, public program about nursing education for current and prospective nurses from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11. “Pathways to Nursing Careers,” a discussion about the future of nursing profession and how education can open pathways to new careers in the nursing field, will be held in Room E354 at the Brainerd campus of CLC, 501 W. College Drive. Featured speaker is Marty Witrak (shown), dean of the School of Nursing at CSS, presenting the implications for current and future nurses from the 2010 Institute of Medicine report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” which prompted widespread change for the healthcare industry. A panel of five professionals will be included. Scheduled panelists are Connie Frisch, CLC dean of nursing; Pat DeLong, chief nursing officer for Essentia Health; Laurie Bach, vice president of hospital services at Lakewood Health System; Elena McNutt, interim nursing director at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center; and Susan Hyndman, program director with the RN to BS online nursing track at CSS. Those attending are asked to RSVP at go.css.edu/NursingPathways or by calling (218) 625-4816 or (877) 287-8752. Refreshments will be provided.