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American Nurses Association Speaker

January 25, 2010


Ursuline College presents The ANA and You, Healthcare Reform, an informative dialogue on the American Nurses Association(ANA) and the nurse’s role in healthcare reform with Ms. Rebecca Patton, President of ANA. The event will be held on January 25 at 2pm in the Ursuline College Pilla Center, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH. 

“The Breen School of Nursing and the Student Nurses of Ursuline College (SNUC) are invested in the principle of social justice,” said Assistant Nursing Professor, Patricia A. Sharpnack DNP, RN, CNE. “Rebecca Patton’s visit underscores the need to promote efforts to transform the health care system – and nurses are at the forefront of this change. We believe heightening awareness of the reform is necessary and the progress toward these changes is core to the mission of Ursuline College.”

Rebecca M. Patton MSN, RN, CNOR, of Cleveland, Ohio, was elected in June 2006, to serve a two-year term as president of the American Nurses Association and was re-elected to a second term in June 2008. ANA is the nation’s leading professional nursing organization representing the major health policy, practice and workplace issues of 2.9 million registered nurses (RNs) in the United States. Patton has a Bachelors of Science in nursing from Kent State University and a Masters of Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She has held numerous ANA positions including treasurer (1998-2002), Board of Directors member (1994-1998) and delegate to the ANA House of Delegates (2003-2005). Most recently, Patton has been named one of the most powerful women in healthcare in the United States.

For more information and to RSVP by January 15, 2010 call 440 646 8166 or email Gloria Bernstein at 
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