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The South Carolina School Nurse Conference Coming in January


The 34th Annual South Carolina School Nurse Conference will be January 30-31 at the Embassy Suites, Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston.  This year’s theme is “Waves of Change – Oceans of Opportunities” and over 400 school nurses are expected to attend from across the state of South Carolina to celebrate school nursing and improve the ability to protect and promote health, safety, and wellbeing of school children in the state. 

The conference is approved for eight total contact hours of nursing credit and includes presentations on smart snacks, autism spectrum disorders, appropriate iPad apps for the school setting, effective communication, grief counseling, and many more.

Awards recognizing outstanding school health efforts will be presented at the awards luncheon on January 31. 

For more information please visit http://lcahec.com/upcoming-classes/.


Upstate AHEC Offering End of Life Nursing Education Course


Upstate AHEC will be partnering with Hospice Care of South Carolina to offer the End of Life Nursing Education Course (ELNEC) Core Curriculum on January 13-14 at AnMed Health Medical Center Campus.  The ELNEC Project is a national end-of-life educational program administered by City of Hope National Medical Center and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) designed to enhance palliative care in nursing. The ELNEC Project was originally funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with additional support from funding organizations (the National Cancer Institute, Aetna Foundation, Archstone Foundation, California HealthCare Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs). Further information about the ELNEC Project can be found at www.aacn.nche.edu/ELNEC.

To register for this course or for more information go to www.UpstateAHEC.org


Lowcountry AHEC offering CPAN/CAPA Exam Prep Course


Lowcountry AHEC is offering a two-day Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse/Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CPAN/CAPA) Exam Prep and Review Course on February 7-8 designed to prepare perianesthesia nurses to take the CAPA/CPAN exam and to demonstrate clinical competence and knowledge of practice standards.  This course is based on the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Standards and has been approved for 16 hours of continuing education.  The course will be offered at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. 

For more information or to register, visit to www.lcahec.com.


Upstate AHEC Offering American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program


Upstate AHEC, in collaboration with the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Greenville Technical College, is offering the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program on February 20-21, 2015 at Greenville Technical College in Greenville.  This program is designed for clinical instructors, center coordinators of clinical education, and academic coordinators of clinical education interested in or involved with clinical education. The program is recognized by APTA as a Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program. Outcomes of the credentialing program are measured through an assessment center for physical therapy providers.  Participants apply information from the program in six simulated situations. Upon receiving a passing score in each station in the assessment center, candidates will receive a credentialed clinical instructor certificate from APTA.  The instructors, Barbara Wilson, PT, DPT, and Kristen Mason, PT, DPT, are both credentialed clinical trainers recognized by APTA.

To register for this course or for more information go to www.UpstateAHEC.org or call Upstate AHEC Continuing Education Coordinator Bennie Pettit at 864-349-1162.

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