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Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners Education Series

The Clemson University School of Nursing and Center for Research on Health Disparities are pleased to announce the Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners Education Series. Nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students are invited to attend the free Inaugural Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners Virtual Education Series, “Challenges, Strategies, and Innovative Practice for Today’s Interculturally Sensitive Nurse Practitioner.” This education series theme speaks directly to challenges, strategies and innovations in practice to enhance nurse practitioners’ experiences and expertise when serving vulnerable populations and addressing health disparities in rural Appalachia.

This education series is free of charge due to the generosity of Kaye Herth, a former director of the Clemson University School of Nursing.

Registration is open for this free virtual education series that offers ten Nursing CEUs, four of which are pharmacology. This nursing continuing professional development activity has been approved by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Registration form below.

Education Series Schedule:

Sept. 25: 3 Pharmacology CEUS

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP, founder, president, and principal lecturer with Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, will present three lectures:
• 1 - 2 p.m.– "Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs,: Show Me the Evidence for CBD, English Ivy, Hawthorne, MG, Passion Flower, Tumeric"
• 2 - 3 p.m. – "Hot Topics in Drug Therapy: New Products, New Uses, New Warnings"
• 3 - 4 p.m. – "Pharmacogenomics: Exploring Genetic Variations in Drug Metabolism and Updates on COVID-19"

Oct. 2: 2 CEUs, which includes 1 Pharmacology CEU

1 - 2:30 p.m. - Mary Ellen Wright, Ph.D., APRN, CPNP-BC, Clemson University School of Nursing assistant professor, will present "Caring, Current Approaches to Persons with Substance Use Disorder." 

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Lucia Gonzales, Ph.D., MSN, MBA, NP-C, AGPCNP-BC, Clemson University School of Nursing Associate Research Director, will present "Adjusting Bowel Regimens When Opioids Are Prescribed in Older Adults in Appalachia, SC: A Compassionate Provider Education and Research Project."

Oct. 16: 2.5 CEUs

1 - 2:30 p.m. - Ora Strickland, Ph.D., DSc(Hon), RN, FAAN, Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences dean and professor at Florida International University, will present, "Addressing Appalachian Health Disparities/Serving Vulnerable Populations."

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Health Disparities Panel on Health Disparities Among Poor, Rural and/or Underserved Populations in the Upstate of SC and Appalachian Region led by:
Stephanie Davis, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC, Clemson University School of Nursing professor and director of graduate programs
Michelle Taylor Smith, MSN, BSN, RN, FACHE, operations officer for the Clemson University Center for Research on Health Disparities
Suzie Foley, executive director of the Greenville Free Medical Clinic

Oct. 23: 2.5 CEUs

1 - 2:30 p.m. Anne Floyd Koci, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, FAAN, Clemson University School of Nursing clinical professor, will present, "Marginalization, Abuse, Toxic Stress, and Health Outcomes."

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Education Series Synthesis and Information Session on the Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners

* Please note networking opportunities will be available before and after each webinar.

Register Today:

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