The Department of Continuing Education (Dept. of CE) is part of a multi-focused organization supported by the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis through the Hospital Sisters Healthcare System (HSHS).  The Dept. of CE was developed with a mission to support lifelong learning and professional development for nurses and interdisciplinary healthcare professionals throughout life continuum.

Upcoming Events:

Human Trafficking
Date: March 19, 2018
Registration: 8 - 8:30 am
Conference: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Dove Conference Center - 619 E. Mason St. Springfield, IL.
Cost: $99 early bird on or before February 8, 2018 | $115 after February 28, 2018
Human trafficking is a growing concern across the country. Often healthcare professionals in the rural Midwestern regions are not aware of the severity of the problem that may exist within small communities. This educational program will increase awareness of the reportable signs of someone that may be a victim of human trafficking, as well as increase awareness of resources available. 
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Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course
Dates: Monday, April 9, 8:00am - 4:30pm (in-seat class*)
Wednesday, April 11, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Skype)
Wednesday, April 18, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Skype)
Wednesday, April 25, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Skype)
Wednesday, May 2, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Skype)
Friday, May 4, 8:00am - 5:00pm (in-seat class*)
Location: St. John's College of Nursing
Cost: $300 (includes meals, materials and pin)
$200 for HSHS colleagues and SCJ alumni.
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Critical Thinking: Skills for the New Millennium
Presentation by Faith Roberts
Date: April 19, 2018
Social hour from 4 - 5 pm with appetizers and vendor exhibits
Program from 5 - 7 pm
Location: Dove Conference Center inside Prairie Heat Institute - 619 E. Mason St. Springfield, IL.
Cost: Open to the public | Donations appreciated*
Faith Roberts, executive director of magnet, professional practice and parish nursing for Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Physician Group in Urbana, IL will present on critical thinking for the new millennium. A question and answer session will follow.

These are the expected outcomes from attending this educational activity:
• Identify strategies that can be implemented to promote critical thinking.
• Increase skill with successful use of questioning and case studies as learning tools.
• Identify best practices used to integrate critical thinking into preceptor/orientation programs.

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*In lieu of registration fees, donations can be made out to St. John's College and will benefit the
St. John's College alumni scholarship.

Conflict as Catalyst for Understanding:
2018 Spirituality in Health Care Conference
Date: April 24, 2018
Location: Chiara Center - 4875 Laverna Rd. Springfield, IL.
Cost: $95 - Includes breakfast, materials, lunch & CME, Nursing, HSEC or NHA CE
Healthcare providers and students of all disciplines and faith traditions are invited to attend in order to learn to recognize that conflict serves as an opportunity to gain insight and understanding. Identify potential causes, manifestations and negative impacts that can result from conflict. Describe skills that can be used to resolve conflict effectively. Apply skills to resolve conflicts while displaying respect for others and preserving relationships.
Guest speaker: Dr. Ann M. Garrido, DMin is an associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.
Please contact Carol Coleman or Angela Hall for more information.