6th Annual Harper College Nursing Alumni Symposium

The 6th Annual Nursing Alumni Symposium was held on April 20, 2016. The event was attended by 275 current nursing students, alumni from the nursing program, faculty members and other health care community partners. The symposium featured nationally renowned speakers, networking luncheon, evidence-based practice poster presentation by nursing students, transfer fair and tours of the simulation hospital.

The Nursing Alumni Symposium was generously sponsored by:

  • AMITA Health – Premier Sponsor
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital – Symposium Sponsor
  • University of Phoenix Chicago Campus – Breakfast Sponsor
  • - Keynote speaker, Kathleen Ferket, engages the audience during her presentation on “The Changing Healthcare Landscape.”

  • - Current nursing students visit with recruiters from Premier Sponsor, AMITA Health.

  • - Richard Chan, MD co-presents with Gabriel Guzman, Ph.D. on “Metacognition, Confidence and Your Path to Success.”

  • - The Conference Center lobby is buzzing with activity before the program begins

  • - Joseph Novak, Psy.D., gives an insightful presentation on the book, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck.

  • - Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during the presentations.

  • - Gabriel Guzman, Ph.D. co-presents with Richard Chan, MD on “Metacognition, Confidence and Your Path to Success.”

  • - Associate Professor Lisa Ayers (left) presents nursing student, Christine Wurster with the Kathleen Johnson Nursing Scholarship at the event.

  • - Nursing student Kristen Chellson, a recipient of the Nursing Alumni Fund for Student Success scholarship, speaks at the symposium.

  • - Current nursing students enjoy a moment of camaraderie.

  • - There is standing room only in the amphitheater during the morning presentations.

  • - Associate Professor Lisa Ayers (right) presents nursing student, Concetta Rodgers with the Kathy Fagan Nursing Scholarship at the event.

  • - The networking luncheon is a hit.

  • - Current nursing students talk about their evidence-based practice poster presentations with symposium attendees.

  • - Alumni enjoyed tours of the Harper College Simulations Hospital.

  • - : Students and alumni have the opportunity to visit with representatives of 4-year institutions during the transfer fair.