LCCC NURSING DEPARTMENT

LCCC NURSING DEPARTMENT HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL STUDENT CARE SUMMIT-The Luzerne County Community College Nursing Department recently served as a host of the fourth annual Northeastern/ Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition (NECPA-IPEC) student care summit. The program was a collaborative care summit between LCCC, King’s College, University of Scranton, Marywood University, Penn College of Technology, Misericordia University, and The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC). Close to 800 students were in attendance at the various sites. LCCC hosted 77 students and 11 facilitators from various healthcare professions at the College’s Health Sciences Center. The goal of the program is to increase and improve communication between healthcare students. Shown are, front from left: Judith Kristeller, associate professor, pharmacy, Wilkes University; Brenda Rehrig, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC; Alexandria Hollock, Wapwallopen, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC; Lorraine Novinger, Mountain Top, assistant professor, physicians assistant program, King’s College; and Susan Koronkiewicz, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC. Back: Linda Szmal, RN, Mountain Top, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC; Dr. Deborah Vilegi-Peters, Mountain Top, dean, nursing and health sciences, LCCC; Dr. Kathleen Hirthler, CRNP, assistant professor, nurse practitioner program, Wilkes University; Nick Frusciante, professor, nursing, LCCC; Mark Erconani, program coordinator, EMS, LCCC; Dr. Virginia Clarke, Avoca, IPEC site coordinator and professor, nursing, LCCC; Marie Riemensnyder, RN; Karen Noss, associate professor, nursing, LCCC; and Peggy Sosnak, associate professor, nursing, LCCC.