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Acclaimed Nurse Educator Ignatius Perkins Will Speak at U of M April 26

For release: April 19, 2012
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

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Bro. Ignatius Perkins

Internationally recognized ethicist and nurse educator Bro. Ignatius Perkins will discuss “Fulfilling Nursing’s Promise – The Ethics of Healing and Hope at the End of Life” at the University of Memphis next week. He will give the Loewenberg School of Nursing Distinguished Lecture on April 26 at 4 p.m. in the University Center Theatre. A reception will follow. The events are free and open to the public.

Perkins is a professor and dean of nursing at Aquinas College in Nashville, where he oversees all activities of the nursing programs and directs the RN-BSN program. His international reputation as a leader in nursing, health care ethics, and higher education is helping the college realize its new vision for nursing education, “Human Dignity, Flourishing and Health Care of the Person.”

Before his appointment at Aquinas, Perkins was project director and coordinator of health care ethics programs for the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York. He has served as professor and chair of the School of Nursing and dean of the College of Health and Natural Sciences at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky., and president and staff ethicist of the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Boston.  Perkins is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

Parking for the lecture is available in the Zach Curlin garage adjacent to the University Center.

For more information, call 901-678-2020.

The Loewenberg School of Nursing provides accessible and innovative higher education, preparing leaders who promote the health of the global community through excellent teaching, rigorous research, and collaborative practice/service. This commitment is reflected in high quality programs built on the core values of caring, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, LSON’s educational programs are designed to meet the health care needs of Memphis and beyond by preparing graduates for professional practice, leadership roles in health care, and scholars/educators in nursing.

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