News Release


Nursing Progam at MMC Welcomes Renowned Speaker

Published Date10\15\2012
The Mount Marty College nursing program will welcome Joanne Disch, Ph.D., RN, FAAN as the keynote speaker at the 2012 Endowed Chair Nursing Symposium. The symposium will be held at the Avera Professional Office Pavilion on the Sacred Heart Hospital Campus on Thursday, November 8th.

Dr. Disch is Clinical Professor and Director of the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership, and holds the Katherine R. and C. Walton Lillehei Chair in Nursing Leadership at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She has extensive experience as chief nurse executive, leader, researcher, policy-maker, spokesperson, and educator-teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She also has particular expertise in clinical teaching, lectures, ITV format and web-based coursework.

Dr. Disch has been a QSEN (Quality & Safety Education for Nurses) Core faculty member for Phases I, II, and III and is a member of the RWJ-AACN/QSEN Project.

Her clinical expertise, scholarship and teaching are focused on leadership and nurse/physician relationships. Dr. Disch is the content lead for teamwork and collaboration and patient/family centered care within the current AACN/QSEN project. She has worked with faculty in many schools of nursing helping them incorporate the QSEN competencies into the curriculum, and lead major organizational change in improving the learning environment for faculty, staff and students.

The symposium will feature two sessions - a morning session and an identical afternoon session. The purpose of the event is to educate and inform nurses and nursing students about strategies to improve healthcare and will benefit nurses, nurses in academia and nursing students in health care.

Registration deadline for the event is November 2, 2012. A registration fee of $50.00 per person is charged with free admittance to employees of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Human Services Center, Wagner Indian Health Services, Yankton Medical Clinic, MMC Nursing Faculty, MMC Nursing Students, Sacred Heart Monastery and All Other Preceptors for the MMC Nursing Program.

To register or for more information, contact Lisa Erickson at 605-668-1511 or lerickson@mtmc.edu.