Fourth Annual Scholarship Day to be held April 17
Posted: 03/22/2004
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The Pi Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing will host the fourth annual Scholarship Day Saturday, April 17 at The University of Texas-Pan American Ballroom.

The event titled "Transcultural Nursing: Imperatives for Today and the Future" will feature Dr. Madeleine Leininger, professor Emeritus of Nursing at Wayne State University and the University of Nebraska Omaha and founder and Leader of Transcultural Nursing and Human Care Theory and Research.

"Dr. Leininger is world known for her theory and research involving transcultural nursing and this will be a huge treat for healthcare providers across the Valley," said Shannon M. Dowdall, assistant professor in the nursing department.

Leinenger is a fellow and distinguished Living Legend of the American Academy of Nursing and an emeritus member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

She is also the founding member of the worldwide Transcultural Nursing Society. Currenlty, she is semi-retired but remains active as a transcultural nurse speaker, consultant and researcher.

The registration deadline to participate in Scholarship Day 2004 is April 9. Space is limited. Fees for members (Sigma Theta Tau, VAPNA, TNA), $100; non-members, $125; and students, $25.

For more information on Scholarship Day , contact Dowdall at 956/381-3491or Sylvia Ybarra, nursing department, at 956/381-3495.