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Albertus Magnus Series presents Kristen Bayer

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Dominican University’s Albertus Magnus Society Series presents Kristen Bayer, MSN, APN, FNP-C in its second lecture under this year’s theme of “Healing Lives-The Spirituality of Health Care.” Bayer will deliver a lecture titled, “The Vocation of Health Care-A Journey of Accompaniment” on Wednesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. in the Priory Auditorium, 7200 West Division Street.    

Bayer is the interim director of DU’s nursing program. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Spring Hill College, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama, and a master’s degree in nursing with a nurse practitioner concentration specializing in family practice and women's health from the University of South Florida. Bayer taught both graduate and undergraduate students at Resurrection University after relocating to Chicago four years ago. Her research interests include the role of faculty in nursing student retention and success. 

The health care profession is a vocation of journeying with patients through some of the most fragile moments of life. From the joyous first gasps of breath at birth to the sacred final minutes at the end of life, health care providers embrace the full spectrum of the human life cycle. They embrace their work as a vocation through the compassionate cultivation of their relationship with their patients. 

This lecture will explore the challenges of creating a compassionate environment for our patients in a world that often lacks compassion, especially during life's most vulnerable experiences. 

Admission is free but registration is encouraged. Register at events.dom.edu/siena-center or call 708-714-9105.