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Winona State University will host “Whole Person Caring: An Inter-professional Retreat for Healing and Wellness,” a non-credit continuing education program for nurses and other healthcare professionals and students, Thursday, Sept. 17, and Friday, Sept. 18, at the Tau Center on West Campus. Advance registration is due Friday, Sept. 11.

The workshop is designed to help participants explore key concepts and theories integral to the Model of Whole Person Caring, and understand the meaning, importance and effects of “being present” and “heart-centered” with patients and co-workers. Participants will also learn how to incorporate self-care practices and activities to create healthier patterns in the physical, emotional, mental, relational and/or spiritual aspects of life and work.

Registered participants may earn up to 1.35 CEU/13.5 Clock Hours.

The $199 registration fee includes the program, continental breakfast, and lunch on Sept. 17 and 18, and lodging for two nights at the WSU Tau Center on Sept. 16 and 17. Please note, the registration fee is the same for participants lodging at the Tau Center, or making alternate lodging arrangements.

The instructor, Dr. Lucia Thornton ThD, RN, MSN, AHN-BC, is a former president of the American Holistic Nursing Association and has been involved in nursing, holistic healing, and healthcare for more than 35 years. Her work in transforming hospitals and organizations into healing and healthy environments has received national, state and local recognition.

This professional development program is offered by WSU Adult & Continuing Education in collaboration with the Southeast Minnesota Chapter of the American Holistic Nursing Society and the Kappa Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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Nicole Cullinan