HCC to host nursing conference

May 23, 2012|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

Hagerstown Community College will hold its third annual Quest for Excellence Nursing Simulation Conference Tuesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 6, in the Elliott Center at HCC.

This year’s conference will focus on the simulation needs of community colleges and new advancements in the nursing simulation field.

Sessions will be geared toward both novices and advanced simulation users, and live pediatric and psychiatric scenarios will be demonstrated.

The conference costs $300. The first 110 Maryland community college faculty/staff attendees to register will receive a $200 registration scholarship supported by the Nurse Support Program II Grant Program under the auspices of the state Health Services Cost Review Commission.

Professional continuing education credits are available to Maryland nurses and nurse practitioners through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Attendees will receive 11 contact hours if they attend 100 percent of the conference sessions and submit a course evaluation upon program completion.

Sponsored by the Maryland Community Colleges Simulation Users Network, the Quest for Excellence conference is intended for community college faculty, lab coordinators, lab technicians and other staff working in nursing and allied health programs who are interested in incorporating simulation into their course curricula.

For more information, or to register, go to

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar: 

• Today — Crafts and word search, 10 a.m.

• Friday — Birthday luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

• Monday — Closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Strawberry festival

The Ringgold Club will hold its annual strawberry festival Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ringgold Ruritan Building.  

The festival will feature local strawberries, including strawberry shortcake, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry topping on ice cream, strawberry pie and strawberries by the pint. 

Homemade soups, hot dogs, chili dogs, steamers, cold sodas, lemonade and ice tea will also be served.

The club is at 14247 Windy Haven Road in Ringgold.

For more information, call 301-331-7327.

Ballroom dance

Clare Domer’s ballroom dance will be held Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown. Admission costs $5 per person.

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