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“Nurses in War”: April 17-18 presented by Maria College and Saratoga Hospital


The authors of Nurses in War, Voices from Iraq and Afghanistan will present their research and stories of courage and resilience of combat nurses on April 17 and 18, as a joint sponsorship by Maria College and Saratoga Hospital. 

For two consecutive days, authors, Elizabeth Scannell-Desch, PhD, RN, and Mary Ellen Doherty, PhD, RN, CNM, will present their research in the following two sessions demonstrating the heroism, determination and dedication of nursing teams serving in the Middle East:

Thursday, April 17 | 5 – 7 pm | Foundation of New York State Nurses, Guilderland, NY | Refreshments and space is limited. Please RSVP to or (518) 861-2551.

This session will focus on the results of the research describing the emergent themes of nurses’ personal and professional growth as they learned to work in difficult conditions while missing family and caring for the soldiers and citizens of the country.

Friday, April 18 | 10 am – noon | Holiday Inn, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY | Breakfast and space is limited.  Please RSVP to or (518) 861-2551.

This session will address the reconstruction of the method of phenomenology research as an exciting and valuable contribution to the body of nursing knowledge.

Note: Each of the above programs has also been awarded 2.0 hours of Continuing Nursing Education by Albany Medical Center, who is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.