Conference for Bedside Nurses


Local nurses get a boost in their careers and confidence with a day centered around their profession.

The Missouri Nurses Association hosts a conference at Freeman Health System for bedside nurses in the area.

Several speakers came to talk about caring for patients after they leave treatment, preventing patient illness, having compassion for patients, managing stress or bullying in the workplace, and more.

“This event is really important because we have been looking for ways to bring education to the southwest region of Missouri. So now-a-days we know it’s really hard for nurses to travel and get education,” says April Bennett, the VP of Freeman Health System’s Nursing Services.

“It just invigorates us and stimulates us and makes us very enthusiastic about what we do. Being able to have this right here where I work is just phenomenal,” says nurse of 25 years, Laurie Dossey.

Not only is the day beneficial to their careers, it also helps these nurses earn education credit hours if they need them.

Freeman even paid for several of the nurses’ tuition for today’s event.

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