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Nursing wins first place at INACSL conference for veteran care poster

Nursing faculty and students with award-winning poster.

Seminole State College of Florida’s nursing program won first place at the International Nursing Simulation Learning Resource Centers Conference at Walt Disney World on June 19 for a collaborative poster.

The poster, which was developed by Professor Marguerite Abel with assistance from nursing students and faculty, highlights “Joining Forces,” a veterans care project that is being funded through a grant from the Florida Blue Foundation.

Seminole State was well represented at the conference, a leading forum for nurse educators, researchers, nurse managers, staff development professionals, and simulation technologists.

On June 18, nursing faculty gave a some of the conference participants -- about 40 nurses from across the world -- a tour of the state-of-the-art nursing labs at the Altamonte Springs Campus. During the conference, Professor Abel presented a session on Seminole State's Joining Forces pilot, focusing on how the National League of Nursing Initiative that is using simulation scenarios will help healthcare workers better understand the treatment for veterans.

Seminole State College’s Ann Wiggins Moore Center for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals, based at the College’s Altamonte Springs Campus, offers programs for nursing, health information management, medical transcription, physical therapist assistant, respiratory therapist and pharmacy technology and management. For more information, visit the healthcare website, or call 407.404.6004.

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