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Nurses association tours state to discuss medical marijuana

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, representing more than 215,000 registered nurses, will host a continuing education series titled “Medical Marijuana: Myths & Medicine.” This half-day event will be offered at four Pennsylvania locations — DeSales University, Center Valley; Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre; Millersville University in Millersville; and a Pittsburgh location to be determined — between September and April.

The first of two fall offerings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 18 at DeSales University. The second will be held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Wilkes University. The Millersville and Pittsburgh events will be in the spring. Agenda topics include the history of marijuana, the effects of marijuana on the central nervous system, Pennsylvania legislation related to medical cannabis and the healthcare provider’s role in delivery of care.

“Medical cannabis is a defining patient issue of our time,” PSNA CEO Betsy M. Snook, BSN, MEd, RN, said in a news release. “As medical cannabis changes our legislative landscape, it is the responsibility of healthcare professionals to be informed. This presentation provides an opportunity to explore the myths and realities at the center of this historical debate.”

Online registration for both sessions is open. The price is $35 for PSNA members, $49 for nonPSNA members, and $20, nonlicensed students. To register, visit www.psna.org/medicalmarijuana. The activity has been submitted for approval to award continuing nursing education credits.

By | 2014-08-27T00:00:00-04:00 August 27th, 2014|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State, Regional|0 Comments

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