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GHC to host regional Nursing Science Symposium in April

Georgia Highlands College (GHC) will host the 2023 Nursing Science Symposium at the Floyd Campus on April 22, bringing together nurse leaders, clinicians, and educators from around the region, as well as nursing students who will present evidence-based project posters.

Director of Nursing Paula Stover said the purpose of this event is to promote the science of nursing and to bridge the gap between research and practice.

“Increasingly hospitals and schools of nursing are seeking ways to enhance the quality of patient care and graduates’ readiness for clinical practice,” Stover said. “Two national speakers, the CEO of Georgia Nurses Association, and nurses from the region will address best practices for preparing future nurses.”

The symposium is geared toward nurse educators, nurse leaders, bedside nurses, clinical adjunct faculty and full-time faculty who develop and oversee curriculum.

“All of us are in the business of preparing future nurses,” Stover said. “We are gathering to share with each other the challenges we each face and the solutions we have discovered to better prepare our future colleagues.”

The event seeks to foster evidence-based dialogue among regional nurse educators and clinicians and to enhance nurse educator and clinician partnerships. Additionally, the event allows for discussion of methods and strategies for teaching evidence-based practice across the curriculum that improve clinical judgement at the bedside and develop clinical preceptors who recruit, mentor and retain nurses.

The cost of the event is $30 and will last from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Breakfast and lunch are included. All students may register and attend for free, and nurses in attendance will be awarded six continuing education units.

The symposium is a collaborative event with the Georgia Association for Nursing Education and the Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center.

For more information and to register, click here