USF Crown Point offering nursing conference through NWINRC

Oct. 2, 2013 CROWN POINT, Ind.—The 21st annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Conference will be offered by the Northwest Indiana Nursing Research Consortium (NWINRC), of which the University of Saint Francis Crown Point is a member, on Nov. 8 from 7:45 a.m.-noon at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. Highway 30, Merrillville, Ind.

The session, entitled “Healthy Work Environments in Nursing,” will feature keynote speaker Cynthia Clark, RN, PhD, ANEF, FAAN, a professor in the School of Nursing at Boise State University in Iowa. Clark will address “Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing: Strategies to Address Incivility and Bullying in the Workplace.”

This program has been submitted for 3.0 nursing contact hours. Valparaiso University College of Nursing (ONA-436, 12/1/2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Sponsors are Community Healthcare Systems, Franciscan Alliance, LaPorte Regional Health Services, The Methodist Hospitals Inc., Porter Regional Hospital, Purdue University Calumet, Purdue University North Central, Sigma Theta Tau International Zeta Epsilon, Sigma Theta Tau Inc Mu Omega, USF Crown Point and Valparaiso University. Along with USF Crown Point, consortium members are Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University, Indiana University Northwest and Purdue University North Central.

For more information, contact Marcia King at USF Crown Point at or visit to register.

University of Saint Francis Crown Point is a regional campus of the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., a private Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition. USFCP makes academic excellence and a values-based education available to Crown Point-area students through entry-level, bridging and graduate-level programs. Among these are six healthcare-related majors, including nursing, healthcare administration, medical laboratory technician and paramedic science. The associate of liberal studies degree includes student-designed concentrations.

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