First Posted: 7/15/2013
The Luzerne County Community College Nursing Department recently hosted the fourth annual Northeastern/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition (NECPA-IPEC) student care summit. The program was a collaborative care summit between LCCC, King’s College, University of Scranton, Marywood University, Penn College of Technology, Misericordia University and The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC). More than 700 students were in attendance at the various sites. LCCC hosted 77 students and 11 facilitators from various healthcare professions at the college’s Health Sciences Center. The goal of the program is to increase and improve communication between healthcare students. Participants, from left, first row: Judith Kristeller, Shavertown, associate professor, pharmacy, Wilkes University; Brenda Rehrig, Berwick, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC; Alexandria Hollock, Wapwallopen, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC; Lorraine Novinger, Mountain Top, assistant professor, physicians assistant program, King’s College; and Susan Koronkiewicz, Kingston, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC. Second row: Linda Szmal, registered nurse, Mountain Top, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC; Dr. Deborah Vilegi-Peters, Mountain Top, dean, nursing and health sciences, LCCC; Dr. Kathleen Hirthler, Wilkes-Barre, assistant professor, nurse practitioner program, Wilkes University; Nick Frusciante, Edwardsville, professor, nursing, LCCC; Mark Erconani, Laflin, program coordinator, EMS, LCCC; Dr. Virginia Clarke, Avoca, IPEC site coordinator and professor, nursing, LCCC; Marie Riemensnyder, registered nurse, Dallas; Karen Noss, Plains Township, associate professor, nursing, LCCC; and Peggy Sosnak, Wilkes-Barre, associate professor, nursing, LCCC.