2nd Annual Orthodox Jewish Nurses Conference
Alumni of Touro College's Nursing Program Attend
The 2nd Annual Orthodox Jewish Nurses Conference, entitled At the Crossroads of Jewish Law (Halacha), Nursing, and Patient Care, was hosted by Touro College on June 12, 2014. The conference, sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Phi Chapter, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, and The Graduate Center Doctoral Nursing Alumni Association of theCity University of New York, had a number of objectives. Key among them was to help Jewish and non-Jewish personnel in the healthcare field "to understand the influence of Orthodox Jewish law (halacha) on infertility, organ donation and end of life decision making."
Over 85 nurses attended; each earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and enjoying the chance to network and share experiences over lunch. They heard from a variety of speakers including Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, founder of Hineni, an international outreach organization.
Alumni from Touro's nursing program were in attendance, including members of the first graduating class. They were joined by Nursing Department Chairperson Sandra Russo as well as other Touro faculty members and staff.
“The Touro College Nursing Program was extremely honored to host this conference,” said Russo. “It was a great educational and social event, not only for our students, but for all who were able to attend.”