1-Day Workshop

The Nurse’s Guide to Person-Centered Care

Contact Info:

Marsha Poulsen




Currently there are no scheduled offerings


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Workshops start promptly at 8:30 AM

  and end at 3:30 PM.

Lunch/Snacks included.

Sleeping, waking, bathing --

we want to live according to our own

daily life rhythms.


This workshop is designed for nurses who believe that residents should be able to continue to direct their own lives while living in a nursing home.  You will learn how to successfully change nursing systems such as medication administration and bathing to a resident-directed model, and discover how these changes will benefit not only residents, but those providing care.



To prepare nurses to be effective leaders in a Culture Change community



At the conclusion of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the evolution of nursing homes from the early 1900”s to the present.

  2. List at least three competencies a nurse should have to be effective in a culture change community.

  3. Describe a model for developing resident care systems based on the resident’s usual routine.

  4. Identify three ways the bathing experience for residents could be improved.

  5. Provide examples of methods that care team members could use to promote the sleep of residents.

  6. List three ways that the nurse can promote a positive dining experience for residents.

  7. Write an example of a resident directed care plan


Each workshop session will be led by one of the following instructors:


* Marilyn Oelfke, one of the early nurse pioneers in Culture change, will share strategies and processes that she developed in her own practice. 

* Patricia Maben has over 50 years experience in a variety of long-term care settings and, since the mid ‘90’s Mrs. Maben has promoted culture change as a state regulator, DON and consultant. 

* Maricel Glova is an experienced DON who has prioritized creating a home atmosphere for residents in long-term care by educating staff.

This continuing nursing education activity, also known as Nursing and Home: Integrating Quality Care with Life, was approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Course approval number:  0347-003.  6 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion of class: attendance at entire session and completion of evaluation form


Cost: $120 per person or $99 each if two or more from the same facility.


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