Best-Selling Author on the Nursing Profession to Speak at School of Nursing November 16

In honor of National Nurse Practitioner Week Nov. 13-16

November 10, 2011

Lynda B. Carpenito-Moyet, RN, MSN, CRNP, author of the 2007 book “Understanding the Nursing Process” and other best-selling texts on nursing diagnosis and care plans, is the keynote speaker for the sixth annual Margaret D. Sovie Center of Advanced Practice Colloquium Lecture taking place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 in the Loretta Ford Auditorium of the University of Rochester School of Nursing, 255 Crittenden Blvd.

 Held in honor of National Nurse Practitioner Week Nov. 13-16, the lecture, titled “Advanced Practice Nursing: Nirvana or Torment,” is free and open to advanced practice nurses and nursing students from throughout the community. There will be a networking reception immediately following the lecture.

Patricia Witzel, RN, MS, chief nursing officer for Strong Memorial Hospital, and Kathy H. Rideout, EdD, PNP-BC, FNAP, interim dean of the School of Nursing, will give opening remarks.

For reservations or more information, contact Susan VanDongen, (585) 275-9601 or

About Nurse Practitioners

University of Rochester School of Nursing founding dean Dr. Loretta C. Ford co-developed the first nurse practitioner model at the University of Colorado in 1965. NPs have graduate, advanced education and clinical training beyond their registered nurse preparation, and are able to diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems. Today there are 140,000 nurse practitioners in the U.S.  The University of Rochester Medical Center currently employs more than 400. Close to 9,000 new NPs are prepared each year at more than 325 colleges and universities. Besides clinical care, NPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. NPs are currently licensed in all states and the District of Columbia, and practice under the rules and regulations in the state in which they are licensed.

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