50th Anniversary Celebration

50 Years of Penn State Nursing

April 4 through April 6, 2014

Friday, April 4

5:30–10:00 p.m.

Anniversary Gala (business formal/semiformal attire)

Cost: $50 per person
The Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom

Bernadette M. Melnyk

Bernadette M. Melnyk

Saturday, April 5

10:00–11:30 a.m.

2014 Jean Vallance Lecture in Nursing Innovation

"Improving Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes with Evidence-based Practice and ARCC"

Speaker: Bernadette Melnyk, Ph.D., RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN
Dean of the College of Nursing, Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, and Chief Wellness Officer
The Ohio State University

Biobehavioral Health Building, Ruth Pike Auditorium

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

"Improving Lives: Critical Discussions" Luncheon
(Each table will have a facilitator to lead discussion on one of 14 relevant topics)

Cost: $5 per person
Health and Human Development East Building, various rooms

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Beta Sigma Research Day
(CE contact hours available)

Cost: $10 for RN continuing education credit
Biobehavioral Health Building, Ruth Pike Auditorium

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Sigma Theta Tau Beta Sigma 40th Anniversary Reception

Biobehavioral Health Building, Ruth Pike Auditorium Terrace

Sunday, April 6

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence Alumni and Friends Brunch

Cost: $25 per person
The Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Club (NOTE: this is a change from the previous location, The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.)

1:30 p.m.

Alumni-guided hike to the top of Mount Nittany

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn for the nights of April 4 and 5. Rate is $119 per night plus occupancy tax. Ask for code "CON."

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Alumni: Share Your Memories!

Do you have stories, anecdotes, or photos from your time as a Penn State nursing student? Please send them to Bev Molnar. We will compile them for materials to be displayed during the 50th Anniversary festivities.


Presenting Sponsor

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Silver Sponsors

Mount Nittany Health
UPMC Altoona

Bronze Sponsors

HealthSouth Nittany Valley
Centre Home Care


Prime Care Medical, Inc.