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Mount to Host Conference Celebrating Pioneering Nursing Model

May 31, 2006 -- Mount Saint Mary’s University will host a conference June 16 spotlighting the Roy Adaptation Nursing Model – a model that was fine-tuned at the College and has become internationally recognized.

MSMU’s nursing curriculum is based on the Roy Adaptation Model developed by Sister Callista Roy, CSJ, past chair of MSMU’s Nursing Department and a 1963 alumna of the College. The Roy Model prepares students to understand their patients as total beings, to recognize and respect human values, and the complexities of cultural understandings, and to use a scientific process in decisions about patient care. In practice, nurses use tenets of the model to make critical decisions regarding patient care.

The model is widely used in the United States, Canada, and Japan, among other countries.

A full-day pre-conference workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 on the Doheny Campus, 10 Chester Place in Los Angeles 90007. Participants will discuss partnering between education and practice, and the use of human patient simulators in student testing and classroom instruction, among other topics. Most sessions will be held in the Fritz B. Burns Health Education Building. A reception follows the June 15 workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Donahue Center with a presentation by Sister Callista Roy.

The June 16 conference, “The Roy Adaptation Model: Relevance to Theory-Based Education, Practice, and Research” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the College’s Chalon Campus, 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles 90049, in the Campus Center.

For more information and registration forms, visit the association online at

Completed registration forms may be returned to Kate Meyers, Office of the Nurse Theorist, Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Cushing Hall – 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467, or emailed to Meyers at Conference fees range from $50 for students to attend one day only to $190 for non-association members attending both days.

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