Rutland, VT: The Nursing Excellence Department at Rutland Regional Medical Center has partnered with the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, Genesis Mountain View Center, Rutland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Bayada Home Health Care, The Pines at Rutland and the Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region to host the First Annual Rutland Community Nursing Symposium, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Killington Grand Hotel, as part of this year’s Nurses Week Celebration.
The idea of the Symposium was born out of last year’s Nurses Week event at the Paramount Theater where Rutland Regional Medical Center played the documentary, The American Nurse by Carolyn Jones. Nurses from the community that attended the event shared that they enjoyed the opportunity to get together and celebrate nursing. This year the Nursing Excellence wanted to expand on the celebration of nursing and focus on the nurses in our community and the idea for the Community Nursing Symposium was brought to fruition.
“It is an opportunity for all our nurses to come together to showcase the incredible work that they are doing and the impact it has had on our community. We look forward to spending the day together to learn about each other, share innovations, and celebrate the nursing profession,” said Amy A. Martone, RN, MBA, CPHRM, event organizer and Magnet Program Specialist at Rutland Regional.
The full-day event will provide educational, professional development, and networking opportunities to nurses throughout our community. There will be live sessions from subject matter experts on topics including Stop the Bleed, Safety Tips for Nurses, Wound Care, Care of the Patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and a Transitional Care Panel. The event will also feature poster presentations to highlight and share the incredible work that nurses do every day in Rutland and throughout the state.
All nurses in the Rutland area and beyond are invited to attend. Attendees that participate in the event will receive 6 Nursing Continuing Education Credits. Registration is $20 and includes breakfast, lunch, and the chance to win great raffle prizes. Online registration is now available at www.eventbrite.com. For questions, you may contact the RRMC Nursing Excellence Department at 802.776.2712.