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TWU’s Houston Center presents 15th Annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship March 5


Geraldine "Polly" Bednash


HOUSTON — The realities and influence of politics in nursing is the focus as Texas Woman’s University presents the Parry Distinguished Lectureship Friday, March 5 at TWU’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center.

The presentation, titled “Political Realities and Professional Change: Creating a Mandate for Transformation” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in the Houston Endowment Auditorium located at TWU’s Houston Center, 6700 Fannin St. in the Texas Medical Center. Registration and continuing education units are complimentary. For more information or to register, call (713) 794-2100 or email by Feb. 26.

The 15th annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship is a collaborative endeavor of the Parry Endowment, TWU Houston’s Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston.

TWU has applied for CNE Type 1 contact hours from the Texas Nursing Association (TNA) for the event. The TNA is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The featured speaker for the event is TWU distinguished alumna Dr. Geraldine “Polly” Bednash, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. Dr. Bednash is the executive director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), which represents more than 500 member schools of nursing at public and private institutions nationwide. Dr. Bednash oversees the educational, research, governmental affairs, databank, publications and other programs of AACN.

She will present an overview of the national discussions regarding health care in the United States.

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