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Nursing Research and Practice Symposium: Family Centered Care

Date Thursday, April 28, 2016
5 - 9 p.m.
Location View maps and directions to Bethel University
Instructions for GuestsParking: Guests can park in the West lot when they arrive on campus and enter into the Lundquist Community Life Center (CLC) where the Benson Great Hall is located. CEUs: Three (3) continuing education units (CEUs) are available for no cost for RN attendees if they attend the keynote, concurrent, and interactive poster presentation sessions.
RegistrationRegister online to attend, vendor registration is now closed. Register
SponsorsNursing Department

Event Description

Keynote Speaker | 5-6 p.m. | Benson Great Hall

You're Anne's Dad! Family Centered Care
Sue Steen
, RN, MS; Assistant Professor of Nursing, Adjunct Perinatal Nurse Navigator, Maple Grove Hospital; Nurse Educator, Ashfield Healthcare
For almost 30 years, Family Centered Care has been a concept that has been well received by families and practitioners alike. Originally developed around the needs of children and their families, many have recognized that the partnership of families and their providers benefits adults as well as children, hence the desire of many for universal FCC. We will discuss the impact of illness on families and helpful interventions that allow for partnering with families while being culturally sensitive. Stories and examples of successful and challenging scenarios will allow for personalization of FCC and its application to a variety of settings.

Interactive Poster Session | 6-7:30 p.m. | RC Gym

Healthcare agency and organization vendors. Beverages will be available.

Breakout Sessions | 7:40-8:30 p.m. | Concurrent – Attend One Session

Supporting the Somali Family in the Perinatal Period
Connie L. Clark, PhD, RN, CNE
Bernita Missal, PhD, RN, FCN

The Process Used by Family Surrogate Decision Makers to Withdraw Life-Sustaining Treatments in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Population
Bethany Gerdin, PhD, RN

Family Centered Care at the Time of Perinatal Loss: A Chaplain and Nurse Team Approach
Rev. Joel A. Jueckstock, MDiv (PhD Expected February 2016)
Sue Steen, RN, MS

One size does NOT fit all: Advancing understanding of what works for families with children at risk for mental health problems using sequential multiple assignment randomized trials (SMART)
Carolyn Porta, PhD, MPH, RN

The Role of the Nurse in Caring for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver: Challenges, Opportunities, and Interventions
Linda M. Shell, DNP, MA, RN

A Multi-Media Reproductive Health Intervention in a Family Planning Clinic
Jane Wrede, PhD, APRN, CNM

St. Paul Ramsey County Public Health Family Health; Nurse Family Partnership: Meeting families where they are
Kate Bredow, MA, RN, PHN


This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your organization and connect directly with Bethel nursing students, both undergraduate and graduate. If you have not participated as a vendor please consider doing so this year! Vendor organizations register for booth space during the evening event. Because of incentives for Bethel nursing students to interact with all vendors, you can expect a high volume of participants visiting your booth.

We appreciate our ongoing partnership with many of you and are excited for new partners to join us as well! Our nursing students look forward to their required participation in the symposium and hearing more about your organization for potential employment.

Vendor unload and parking: You can unload at the side entrance of the RC gym, and park in the East parking lot nearest to the RC building.


Rita Haglund r-haglund@bethel.edu or 651.638.6110.


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