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American Journal of Nursing editor to address the future of nursing

Eighth Annual Priscilla Payne Hurd Nursing Lectureship to be held April 2nd

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – The St. Luke’s School of Nursing at St. Luke’s Hospital and Moravian College will present the Eighth Annual Priscilla Payne Hurd Nursing Lectureship. Dr. Diana Mason will present "Ensuring Our Nursing Future," on Wednesday, April 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem Campus. Diana Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN, is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Nursing. This free program is open to all students and personnel of St. Luke’s Hospital and Moravian College.

The program will also include "Clinical Rounds" with Carol Kuplen, vice president of Clinical Nursing Leadership, followed by a roundtable discussion entitled, "Writing for Publication."

Mason earned her baccalaureate degree in nursing from West Virginia University, her master’s in adult health nursing from St. Louis University, and her doctorate in nursing theory and research from New York University. She also studied medical care and public health services at the University of Oslo in Norway.

As a professor at the Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing, Mason was a member of the School of Nursing Visiting Committee. She is an author and speaker on policy and politics in nursing and health care. She serves as a consultant in Community Health nursing and is co-producer/moderator of "Healthstyles," a weekly radio program on health, health care, and health policy. Dr. Mason is an American Academy of Nursing fellow. In 2001, she was inducted into the West Virginia University Alumni Association’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

Dr. Mason’s lecture is funded through the Art and Lecture Series of Moravian College, and St. Luke's Hospital. For further information, contact Janet A. Sipple, RN, EdD at 610-625 – 1607 or sipplej@moravian.edu.