Distinguished alum to address nursing conference

Distinguished alum to address nursing conference

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 17:43
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SUNYIT will present “Primary Health Care Across the Life Span,” a program for nurses, nurse practitioners, nursing students, and interested health care professionals, Friday, March 28, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Kunsela Hall.

pat-sterling.jpg The keynote speaker will be critical care nursing pioneer and SUNYIT alumna Patricia Sterling, MS, RN, who assisted in developing and then taught the Mohawk Valley Critical Care Course for Nurses. Sterling has 45 years of nursing experience and is responsible for educating thousands of nurses in critical care. In addition to graduating from SUNYIT, she also received a graduate degree in education from SUNY Cortland.

Organizers say the goal of this event is to provide current, low-cost continuing education to health care providers in the community and to foster collegiality for health care providers of all levels in Central New York. The cost is $25 for students, $40 for SUNYIT alumni and preceptors and $50 for the general public if paid before March 21. The cost is $60 if payment is received after March 21 or at the door. For more information, please call 315-792-7819 or email castelc@sunypoly.edu.

SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, is New York’s public polytechnic, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology and professional studies. Its academic offerings in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies, and its programs in professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing, are complemented by athletics, recreational, cultural and campus life programs, events and activities. Founded in 1966, SUNYIT is a unique high-tech learning environment on hundreds of acres, offering degree programs online as well as on campus. The SUNYIT family of alumni now numbers 25,000.