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									The Illinois Coalition for Nursing Resources & SIU-Edwardsville School of Nursing present:

Nurses in War: Past, Present and Future
Friday, April 18/ 9:30AM to 1:00 PM
When: Friday, April 18 9:00AM Registration & Continental Breakfast 9:30 – 1:00 PM Program
Illinois Hospital Association 1151 East Warrenville Road Naperville Illinois Hospital Association 700 South Second Street Springfield (videoconference) Major Jodelle Schroeder will start this program with an account of her experiences as a nurse in Iraq. Her presentation, titled “Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Nurses Perspective” will include personal accounts regarding preparation and deployment, facilities and equipment and lessons learned. She will be followed by a panel presentation about nursing in past wars including World War II, Vietnam, and more recent conflicts in the Middle East. Panelists are nurses who served in each of those wars. Finally, Tammy Duckworth, Director for the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and an Iraqi War veteran, will talk about the effects of war on patients, nurses and healthcare in the past, present and future. Participants will be able to: Discuss how nursing care has changed in the military over the past seventy years and compare those changes to civilian practice of nursing. Relate examples of how caring for soldiers during war affects nurses personally and professionally. Discuss the impact of war-time nursing on nurse recruitment, retention, and practice. Discuss how the nursing care provided during wars affects nursing care provided by civilian nurses at “home” and the effect lessons learned will have on healthcare and nursing practice in the future.

Where: (Video from Naperville to Springfield.)


Learning Objectives

The Presenters:

Jodelle Schroeder, MAJ, ANC, BSN, CCRN Major Schroeder is an active duty Army Nurse and will be the keynote speaker. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Critical Care Nursing program at Loyola University, Chicago. Jody was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps in 1997. Her military career has included assignments in ICU at Madigan Army Medical Center and as Division Brigade Nurse with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley Kansas. She was deployed with this unit to Ar Ramadi, Iraq in September 2003 for a year- long tour. When she returned from Iraq she was assigned as the Nurse Counselor for the 9th Brigade ROTC in Chicago. She taught the Army Trauma-AIMS program at Ft. Riley and is a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combat Casualty Care Course and the Joint Operational Medical Managers Course. Jody will share her Iraqi experiences through pictures and stories and will discuss the lessons learned for nurses both military and civilian. Tammy Duckworth, BA, MA, Director , IL Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Duckworth will be the endnote speaker for this program. She will share her experiences as a combat Blackhawk pilot in Iraq, where she was severely wounded. She will provide a very unique perspective of health and nursing care in times of war as a soldier, a patient, a disabled veteran and now the Director for Veterans’ Affairs. She will lead our discussion about short and long term implications for healthcare and share her ideas about the effect of war on delivery of healthcare in the near and distant future. Vivian Koetz, RN Ms. Koetz is now retired after a long career in nursing which included roles as both researcher and educator. She served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II between 1941 and 1945 in Germany and Japan. She will share her remembrances of caring for soldiers wounded in a war that affected every country in the world and had a profound impact on nursing and medical care both during and long after the War. Nancy Krier, RN, MSN Nancy is currently the Executive Director for ICNR but started her nursing career in the Army Nurse Corps. She served as a Captain in Viet Nam in 1971 and ’72 at Third Field Hospital in Saigon in the Intensive Care Unit. She will describe her experiences and remembrances about the patient care delivered in a field hospital near the end of the war and compare it to civilian nursing practice at the time. Irene Benson, LTC, USAF, MS, APN-BC, CS, CEN, CCRN, TNS nd Lieutenant Colonel Benson is Chief Nurse at the 932 Medical Squadron, Scott Air Force Base and a Clinical Nurse Specialist- Med/Surg Adult at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. She has vast experience in a variety of positions, including her positions as clinical consultant, manager and leader, and direct patient care giver as a reservist in the US Air Force. Irene served in Iraq and will share her experiences as an Air Force nurse in a war zone comparing it to her current civilian nursing practice. Sandra Webb- Booker, PhD, RN Dr. Webb-Booker is a nurse educator/ administrator at Chicago State University. She has been a member of the U.S. Army Reserve for the past 23 years and is currently a Lt. Col. and Hospital Commander of the 801st Combat Support Hospital at Ft. Sheridan, IL. Sandra served in Bosnia in 1999, where she developed and implemented a healthcare service project, which was approved and funded by the World Bank. She will present her perspectives on the impact of the recent wars in the Middle East on the health of and healthcare needed by the citizens of neighboring countries.


LT Courtney Knoblauch, NC, USN, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN Lieutenant Knoblauch is currently stationed at the US Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan and will join the panel via conference call. She joined the Navy Nurse Corps right after 9/11 because she felt such a strong calling. Her first assignment as a new graduate was at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia where she worked first in pediatrics, then ICU. She followed her calling when she was deployed to Kuwait in August 2004. As a nurse at the US Military Hospital in Kuwait, to her surprise, she found her pediatric experience to be very valuable as she spent part of her duty time there caring for children. She will share her experience in Kuwait and will tell us what she anticipates as her role in her next assignment with the International Security Assistance Force in Balad, Afghanistan. Bonnie Beardsley, PhD, RN. ICNR President Dr. Beardsley is Professor and Chairwoman of the Department of Nursing at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL. She was recently appointed by the U.S. Secretary of the Army to serve on the Army's Educational Advisory Committee. Dr. Beardsley provides the Secretary, the Chief of Staff, and the Army's senior leadership with expert advice on their educational programs. Specifically, as AACN's representative, she assists in designing curriculum to bridge the gap between serving as a nurse in the military and as a civilian. She will present an overview of this role. 9:30 Welcome and Introductions 9:35 10:30 Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Nurses Perspective Major Jodelle Schroeder Panel Presentation and Discussion: Nurses in War: Past and Present. Vivian Koetz, World War II Nancy Krier, Viet Nam Sandra Webb- Booker, Bosnia Courtney Knoblauch, Kuwait Irene Benson, Iraq Break Panel continued Bridging the Gap between Military and Civilian Nursing Bonnie Beardsley Facing the Present and the Future Tammy Duckworth Summary and Participant Discussion, Evaluation Adjourn

11:15 11:30 12:00


12:45 1:00

Target Audience This program is for all nurses and/ or future nurses, both civilian and military, and

for anyone interested in how war-time nursing experiences affect nurses, the care they give, and patients.

Continuing Education

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Nursing will award 3.0 contact hours for this program. The SIUE School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Illinois Nurses Association which is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

GENERAL INFORMATION WE URGE YOU TO REGISTER EARLY. TRAVEL DIRECTIONS: Education/Sponsorship For directions please visit:, click on

CANCELLATIONS/SUBSTITUTIONS: If the cancellation is received less than 10 business days before the program, a 50% service charge will be incurred. Registrants who do not cancel and do not attend are liable for the entire fee. ICNR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a program due to an insufficient number of registrants or other unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will be notified of cancellation by phone or email prior to the program date. A full refund of fees will be issued automatically. Registrants unable to attend the program may send an alternate. FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Call Nancy Krier: 630-231-0474 or E-mail

IHA IS A SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT IHA wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services unless providing such auxiliary aids and services would fundamentally alter the program provided or result in an undue burden. If you need any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to attend this educational program, please call 630-231-0474 at least five working days before the program date if possible. ATTIRE: Temperatures are often difficult to control in meeting rooms; we suggest you dress accordingly.

The Illinois Coalition for Nursing Resources and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing present:

Nurses in War: Past, Present and Future
April 18, 2008 Registration: 9:00a.m. / Program: 9:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Registration Form
The registration deadline for this program is April 4, 2008 Please indicate at which site you will attend: Illinois Hospital Association, Naperville IHA, Springfield (videoconference) 1151 East Warrenville Rd. 700 South Second St. PROGRAM FEES: Program fee is per person & includes all program materials and continental breakfast. ICNR members (and students) …………………………$60 Note: ICNR organization members may send as many individuals as they wish at the ICNR member rate. Others (non-ICNR members)…………………………… $80 Name: ____________________________________________ Title: _______________________ E-mail: _____________

Hospital/School/Organization: _________________________ Address: __________________________________________ City: _____________________ Phone: _____________________ State: ___________Zip: ____ Fax: _________________ _

TO REGISTER: Complete Registration Form Above MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: ICNR or Illinois Coalition for Nursing Resources. Mail Form with payment to: Nancy Krier, Executive Director, ICNR 3N437 Norris Avenue West Chicago, IL 60185 Confirmation: Please remember to allow 5 mailing days. Confirmation will be emailed when check is received. Space is limited so please register and make payment as early as possible. Questions? Email to Nancy Krier:

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