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35 Years and Counting: CNE holds Annual Pacific Northwest Conference on Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care


Date: October 12, 2012
Media Contact: Ashley Wiggin,, 206-221-2456

Advanced Practice Nursing conferenceAdvanced Practice Nursing conferenceSoN Continuing Nursing Education’s largest continuing education offering of the year, the Annual Pacific Northwest National Conference on Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care celebrated its 35th birthday on Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 2012 at the Washington State Convention Center.  The conference had over 700 participants from 22 states and Canada, including over 200 SoN alumni.

WSNA Executive Director and 2008 SoN Distinguished Alumna, Judy Huntington, MN gave the welcome. Interim Dean, Pamela Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN presented the UW Preceptor-of-the-Year Award to Tom Stone, MN (’91), ARNP.  Marie-Annette Brown, PhD, ARNP and Madeline Wiley, MSN, ARNP, co-chaired the planning committee composed of over 30 faculty, clinical faculty and community colleagues many of whom have participated in the conference for decades. Mary Ann Draye, MPH, ARNP and Pamela Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN were honored for serving on the first planning committee in 1978 and still having active roles in the 2012 conference.

Special thanks to the many individuals -- faculty, clinical faculty, students, and staff -- who participated in planning, speaking at, attending and supporting this year’s conference, especially the incredible staff of Continuing Nursing Education who went above and beyond in coordinating this premier conference. To view pictures of this event, please visit the University of Washington Continuing Nursing Education Facebook page or click the link below:

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