Medical community invited to sixth Nursing Symposium

2015 Nursing SymposiumNow in its 47th year, Harper College’s nursing program has graduated thousands of students who’ve gone on to provide quality care for clients in a variety of health care settings. Many are expected to return for the College’s sixth annual Nursing Alumni Symposium to continue their goal of lifelong learning and pass along some words of wisdom to current students.

The symposium, which is open to the entire medical community, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Wojcik Conference Center on Harper’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

“We’re striving to build a strong network of alumni who can come back to see how the program has evolved over the years,” said nursing program Director Julie D’Agostino, RN, MSN, APN-CS, CEN. “Our current students also benefit from networking and seeing where past graduates have gone.”

In addition to networking, a continuing education fair and tours of Harper’s Simulation Hospital, the innovative forum will focus on “Leading the Future of Nursing: The Changing Healthcare Landscape.” Keynote speakers Kathleen Ferket, vice president of Care Continuum at AMITA Health, will discuss strategies and opportunities for professional success while Joseph Novak, doctor of psychology, will explore life tools described in Carol Dweck’s book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.”

Nearly 300 nursing alumni, practitioners, health care partners and current students and faculty gathered last year for a full day of learning, nationally recognized speakers and networking opportunities.

The cost is $30 and includes a luncheon, refreshments and materials. To register, call 847.925.6300 or visit

Media contact:Kim Pohl, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159

Last Updated: 11/3/21