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School of Nursing offers continuing education opportunity on WMD awareness training

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s School of Nursing is offering a continuing education opportunity to its alumni and other area health care and emergency response professionals during the university’s Homecoming Week.

     The school is sponsoring “Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Awareness Level Training,” a course developed by the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Grants and Training. It will be held Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Southeastern University Center, room 139.

     Participants can earn 0.6 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) hours from the Office of Grants and Training, Center for Domestic Preparedness. The course will feature as speaker Southeastern School of Nursing instructor Kristin K. Whitty, who has been trained at the Center for Domestic Preparedness to offer courses ensuring nationwide consistency in WMD education at the awareness level.

     State and local emergency response personnel, healthcare managers and educators and others involved or interested in emergency response activities are invited to attend.

     Course enrollment is limited to 50 participants. For registration information, contact Marie Billings at or 985-549-5090. Registration deadline is Oct. 29.

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