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LSUHSC SCHOOL OF NURSING NAMED ART OF CARING FEATURED PARTNER

New Orleans, LA – LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Nursing will be featured as a community partner in conjunction with the Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) on July 25, 2009. LSUHSC nursing faculty and students will be at the museum from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The LSUHSC nursing school is one of the community partners invited by NOMA to assist in the presentation of a special series of awareness days related to the themes of the exhibition. Featured partners share information about the contributions they make to our community and raise awareness about important issues that shape our lives.

The exhibit features more than 200 photographs, organized into seven themes–Children and Family, Love, Wellness, Disaster, Caregiving and Healing, Aging, and Remembering. The exhibit, representing such photographers as Annie Leibovitz, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and W. Eugene Smith, captures poignant moments as well as everyday events.

The theme being celebrated on July 25th is "Caregiving and Healing" and LSUHSC faculty and students will be taking adult blood pressures, distributing new toothbrushes to children, offering coloring books about car seat safety, and distributing literature about the nursing education programs offered at the LSUHSC School of Nursing.

"LSUHSC nursing faculty also plan to use the exhibit to teach students the affective art of caring in nursing," notes Marjorie Kraus, LSUHSC Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing. "We believe in the power of the visual arts to confront difficult life issues and to promote the art of healing through nursing."

Admission is free to NOMA members and Louisiana residents courtesy of the Helis Foundation. The exhibit will be on display at NOMA through October 11, 2009.

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LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans educates the majority of Louisiana's health care professionals.  The state's academic health leader, LSUHSC comprises a School of Medicine, the state's only School of Dentistry, Louisiana's only public School of Public Health, Schools of Allied Health Professions and Graduate Studies, as well as the only School of Nursing in Louisiana within an academic health center. LSUHSC faculty take care of patients in public and private hospitals and clinics throughout Louisiana. In the vanguard of biosciences research in a number of areas worldwide, LSUHSC faculty have made lifesaving discoveries and continue to work to prevent, treat, or cure disease. LSUHSC outreach programs span the state.

The School of Nursing is one of the six professional health schools of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. It is the only nursing school within an academic health center in the State of Louisiana. Offering degree programs from bachelors through doctoral, the LSUHSC School of Nursing prepares nurse leaders at all levels.

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