School of Nursing

Martha Skoner Lecture Series Featuring Theresa Brown, RN

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Hannaford Hall, USM Portland

Please join us for the Martha Skoner Lecture Series featuring Theresa Brown, R.N., clinical nurse, author,and New York Times opinion columnist presenting the talk, "Bedside Nursing in the Age of Affordable Care".

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow the talk.

Theresa Brown, RN, lives and works as a clinical nurse in Pennsylvania. She received her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh, and during what she calls her past life, a PhD in English from the University of Chicago. Her column Bedside appears on the New York Times op-ed page as well as on the Times blog “Opinionator.” Previously she wrote for theNew York Times blog “Well.” Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between (HarperOne, 2011, paperback edition) is her first book.

Theresa is a panelist for TEDMED’s Great Challenges of Health and Medicine initiative, and is a Board Member of the Center for Health Media and Policy at the Bellevue School of Nursing at Hunter College. She is also an Advisory Board Member for Scrubs Magazine, which won the 2010 Maggie Award for Best New Publication from the Western Publishing Association. Theresa lectures nationally on issues related to nursing, health care, and end of life.  Her clinical focus is medical oncology.

For more information, contact Marcia Goldenberg, MS, RN, USM Lecturer of Nursing at (207) 780-4136 or mgoldenberg@usm.maine.edu.

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For calendar year 2013, the USM School of Nursing NCLEX-RN pass rate was 91.89%. The national rate for baccalaureate programs for the same time period was 85.18%.

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