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Tressa Nese and Helen Diskevich
Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

CGNE Seminar Series

During fall and spring semesters annually, the Tressa Nese and Helen Diskevich Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence hosts the CGNE Seminar Series. While faculty and students from the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing and other associated Penn State departments and colleges attend the seminars with gerontological content, we invite our clinical partners, as well as interested community members, to join these educational opportunities!

Many of the seminars provide 1.0 contact hours (continuing nursing education credits) for Registered Nurses, as the Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing is a PSNA-approved provider. 

Registration is required. Seminars are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Seminars

Thursday, February 2

Compassionate Care for Persons With HIV/AIDS at the End of Life


Thursday, February 16

Exploring Skilled Nursing Facility Nursing Staff Perceptions of Social Context, Stress of Conscience, and Burnout Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic


Thursday, March 2

Socio-Contextual Factors Related to Health and Well-Being in Diverse Older Adult Communities


Thursday, March 16

Concepts & Considerations in Caring for the Hospitalized Geriatric Trauma Patient


Thursday, April 6

Long-Term Care Staff and Resident Risk Perceptions During COVID-19 Public Health Crisis


Thursday, April 27

Diabetes Management in Older Adults


For more information and/or to be added to our CGNE email list to receive the Collaborative Seminar Series flyer and announcements, please contact:

Jennifer Rank, CGNE Education Program Assistant at or 814-863-1048


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