The use of women troops by the United States in the Persian Gulf War has prompted the local chapter of the Kansas State Nursing Assn. to present a program on "Women in Combat: A History."
The program, open to the nursing community and the public, will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. A social period will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The workshop will present a historical perspective of nurses at war from the Crimean War through Operation Desert Storm. Nurses from the Lawrence and Topeka communities who have served or are currently in the armed services will talk with civilian nurses on the impact of personal and professional wartime experiences.
Particiapants will include Lois Rimmer, R.N., professor of nursing and assistant dean of the Washburn University School of Nursing.
Moderator for the discussion will be Cynthia Hornberger, an instructor at Washburn and president of the local chapter of the KSNA.
The program qualifies as a free three-hour continuing education workshop for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who pre-register by Saturday. For more information, contact Shirley Yowell or Jeri Safarik at 843-3738 or 842-8424.