Professional Development Programs


Appalachian Research in Business Symposium
Hosted by Western Carolina Univeristy
March 20, 2015 | WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville

Rural Health Symposium
March 27, 2015 | 7:30am-4:30pm | Holiday Inn, Asheville, NC
Attend this 1st annual symposium to learn more about community health needs and healthcare priorities in Western North Carolina. 

North Carolina in Dialogue: Our Past, Present, and Future
April 10, 2015 | 8am-8pm | Western Carolina University
This interdisciplinary symposium will focus on North Carolina’s politics, history, and culture, and will include panels on public education, foodways and farming, social change, and politics.

Legal and Ethical Implications for Nurses
April 16, 2015 | 8:00am-12:35pm | WCU Programs at Biltmore Park
Presented by Dr. Alex Sargsyan, RN, DNP, ANP-BC- This course provides an overview of current legal implications related to nursing practice. The course includes information about nursing practice regulations, licensure standards, and the disciplinary process.

LEAD: Tourism Conference
April 21, 2015 | 9 am-4 pm | Ramsey Regional Activity Center
The focus for this 2nd annual conference will be "Planning Successful Festivals and Events." This conference will examine how tourism plays a major role in the economy of all 26 counties in Western North Carolina.

LEAD: Innovation- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit
April 22, 2015 | 11am-5pm | Health & Human Sciences Building
This conference is for entrepreneurs, prospective entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone interested in the economic development of Western North Carolina. Hear from CEO's and regional leaders and  even present your own business proposal or bright idea at this conference. 

Nurses Diversity Conference: Supporting Academic Success for Diverse and Minority Students
April 24, 2015 | 9:00am-3:30pm | WCU at Biltmore Park
Join us for the second of three annual diversity conferences for nursing educators, healthcare professionals, secondary educators, and community leaders who are dealing with the issues of increasing underrepresented ethnic minority and disadvantaged background students into nursing.

Critical Care Symposium: Comprehensive Electrocardiography
May 2, 2015 | 7:50am-4:30pm | WCU at Biltmore Park
The purpose of this program is to assist advanced nurse practitioners in critical care, emergency department, PACU, and anesthesia settings, as well as physicians and other health care providers to interpret the EKGs and manage evidence of myocardial ischemia and/or infarction.

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program
March 24-May 12 | 6:00-9:30 pm | Cordelia Camp Building
This program will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the Cullowhee campus. 50 hours are required for this program.

Freeman Governmental Accounting, Reporting & Auditing CPE Seminars - June-September, 2015
These seminars are directed to state and local government finance officers, controllers, auditors, and related personnel and to Independent Public Accountants with state and local government auditing or consulting practices, as well as those who are interested in developing a government practice.


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