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Oct. 3: Annual Nursing Forum

Topic of this year’s forum is incivility. Faculty member Kristie Campana will deliver keynote address.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-1-2014

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty member Kristie Campana will deliver a keynote address titled “Bedside Manners: Incivility in the Nursing Profession” at an annual professional Nursing Forum held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at Minnesota State Mankato.

The topic of this year’s forum is “The New Normal: Relationships and Respect in an Era of Incivility.”

The annual Nursing Forum offers nurses an opportunity to present research, learn from prominent healthcare leaders about timely topics and gain continuing education credits. Cost to attend the conference for a full day is $79, and full-day participants can earn five continuing education contact hours.

Campana will give her keynote address from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., and will also give a talk from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. that is titled, “Where do we go from here? Practical Steps Toward Ending the Incivility Cycle.”

A complete Nursing Forum schedule of events, speakers and more information is available online at For specific room locations of the conference or other information, please contact Lynn Kuechle, coordinate for the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society, by phone at 507-389-1165 or by email at

Campana is an assistant professor in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Psychology, which is part of the University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her current research focuses on incivility, emotions and leadership in the workplace. She earned a doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2009. Her dissertation explored the relationship between leader incivility, team dynamics and team performance.

The Annual Nursing Forum is presented by Mu Lambda Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Minnesota State Mankato’s School of Nursing and the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions. 

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