Network Education System
Northeast Region VA Nursing Alliance
Colloquia Series: “Care of the American Veteran: Homelessness”
Monday, March 29, 2010, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard
Campus Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
Boston, MA, 02125
Target Audience: Nursing students, Registered Nurses, Educators, Social Workers,
Psychologists and Physicians interested in the care of American Veterans
Purpose: To provide a forum for clinical and academic partners and guests to share insights about the care of veteran patients and generate ideas for advancing nursing and interdisciplinary practice, education and research for America’s heroes, their families and caregivers.
- Recognize the scope of homelessness among veterans and the VHA’s plan to end homelessness through the resources of government, business and the private sector.
- Describe the nursing care of homeless veterans in the primary care setting.
- Identify the challenges and opportunities for veterans entering or returning to college or university.
- Discuss opportunities within the NERVANA partnership for nursing practice, education and research related to the homeless veterans and veterans in academia.
5:00 – 5:30PM Registration, Light Refreshments and Information Tables
5:30 – 5:40PM Welcome and Introductions
Marion E. Winfrey, RN, EdD, Associate Dean, College of
Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts
Michael Charness, MD, Chief of Staff, VA Boston Healthcare
Cecilia McVey, RN, ADN/PCS, VABHS
5:40 – 5:45 PM Overview of CE Program: Mary V. Hanley, MA, RN, VABHS,
5:45 – 6:15PM Homeless Veterans: Scope, Needs, Interventions and Outreach
Karen Guthrie, LICSW, Director, Homeless Veterans
6:15- 6:45 PM Caring for the Mental Health Needs of Homeless Veterans
Mary Anne Brogan, RN, MS, CS, BOPC, VABHS
6:45 – 7:15PM Changing the Lives of Veterans through Education
Mary Beth O’Sullivan, MSN, RN, Upward Bound, UMB
7:15 – 7:45PM Panel Discussion: Opportunities for advancing Nursing and Interdisciplinary Practice, Research and Education related to Homeless Veterans and Veterans in Academia
7:45 – 8:00PM Closing Remarks and Evaluation
Registration is required. There is no fee for this program.
To register, please visit http://nervanahomelessness.eventbrite.com
Contact person: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 857-203-5118
For directions, visit http://www.umb.edu/parking_transport/directions.html