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Clara Barton Colloquium celebrates 20 years of health-care continuing education
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"Nurses: Trusted to Care" is the theme for the 20th annual Clara Barton Colloquium offered by Barton Community College. The event is set from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, 3017 W. 10th Street.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Catherine Strecker, education consultant and president of Dr. Catherine Strecker Educational Strategies. She will lead sessions on teamwork and dealing with stress. Strecker has co-authored the books, "The Baby Boomer’s Handbook for Women" and "Learning to Love Yourself: Self-Esteem for Women." Her doctoral dissertation topic is "Assessing Multiple Intelligences in Elementary School Students."

As part of celebrating the 20th year of this event, Donna Staab, founder of the Clara Barton Colloquium, will be an honored guest. Staab, who coordinated Barton’s nursing continuing education, worked for Barton Community College from 1980 to 2000. She worked with the Barton Foundation to establish the Nursing Scholarship, which is awarded to two full-time nursing students each year.

Barton offers the Clara Barton Colloquium as an annual event for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed mental health technicians, social workers, adult care home administrators and other health care professionals. The college is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.

Registration fee is $75. For more information or to register for the colloquium, contact the Nursing Department, (620) 792-9357 or 1-800-732-6842.