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VNA of Care New England to Host Nursing in the Community Seminar Series

The VNA of Care New England invites the community to explore the future of health care and exciting nursing opportunities at its upcoming Nursing in the Community Seminar Series. The series will focus on the future of community-based health care and will be led by three well-known and respected nursing leaders in Rhode Island. The seminar will offer opportunities for attendees to meet with representatives from the VNA and learn firsthand about fulfilling careers and some of the benefits of loan forgiveness, day-time hours and a sign-on bonus.

The Nursing in the Community Seminar Series will take place at the Kent Hospital Doctors’ Auditorium, 455 Toll Gate Road, Warwick, on April 27, Noon – 2:30 p.m.; May 18, 4 – 7 p.m.; and June 14, 9 a.m. – Noon. Each seminar is eligible for one contact hour.

Guest speaker, Lynn P. Blanchette, PhD, RN, Program Director, BSN Program at Rhode Island College School of Nursing will lead the Continuing Education program on April 27 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker, Diane Cocozza Martins, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, will lead the Continuing Education program on May 18 from 5 – 6 p.m. Guest speaker, Joanne F. Costello, PhD, MPH, RN, Professor, Rhode Island College of Nursing, will lead the Continuing Education program on June 14 from 10 – 11 a.m.

“This promises to be an exciting seminar series for the many nurses in our area looking to learn more about community-based health care and the exciting career opportunities available to them,” said Kathleen Peirce, vice president of clinical operations, executive director, chief nursing officer, VNA of Care New England. “The opportunity to hear from nursing leaders on the future of community nursing, while exploring firsthand exciting new community-based nursing opportunities presents attendees with tremendous opportunity and access to those helping shape the future of this time-honored profession.”

The VNA of Care New England plays an important role in the community. More and more patients will be receiving care in their homes instead of the hospital. The role of visiting nurse is an exciting career offering the flexibility to travel the state, care for patients in a one-on-one, home-based environment, while offering the personal touch that defines the nursing profession.

Please be sure to RSVP to Lyndsey Keener at (401) 921-7590 or by emailing seminar@vnacarenewengland.org with the seminar date of your choice along with your first and last name. For more information, please visit www.vnacarenewengland.org/nursing.

Kent Hospital is a joint provider of this series.
Kent Hospital is an Approved Provider Unit of Continuing Nursing Education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an Accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is free of bias and conflict of interest.

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