More than 160 nursing professionals recently attended “Nursing Image: The Power of Perception,” hosted by the Staff Nurse Councils of Quincy Medical Center and Jordan Hospital.
The seminar, held in Quincy, Mass., featured inspiring and motivational presentations from some of the area’s leaders in nursing.Quincy Medical Center nurses Milie Neville (from left), Carole Gagnon, and Pam Baker were among those in attendance.
“Our goal in putting this seminar together was to provide a forum for nurses to take a good, long look at our profession and ourselves as nurses and provide some insight into where we are headed in the future,” says Quincy’s Carol Miller, RN, seminar chairwoman.
Presented at the seminar were results from a survey conducted at the Quincy and Jordan facilities. The survey shed light on nurses’ views through questions such as “Do you consider nursing a job or a profession?”
Sponsors were Kindred Healthcare, Old Colony Hospice, Nursing Spectrum, Norwell VNA, Weymouth Healthcare Center, Sanofi-Aventis, UMass Boston, QMC Nursing Leadership, Quincy Medical Services, Robert Dart, MD, QMC Emergency Services, Sizewise, Emmanuel College, Corflex Inc., Radius Specialty Hospitals, TEI Bioscience Inc., and Welch Healthcare Corp.Elizabeth Cadigan, CNO and Quincy Medical Center VP of patient care and Carol Miller, RN (back) with presenters Maureen Sroczynski and Judith Mitiguy.