Join the PSNA Book Club and earn contact hours by reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and participating in Zoom calls with nurse colleagues across the state.
“Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never die. They launched a medical revolution and a multi-million dollar industry. More than twenty years later, her children found out. Their lives would never be the same.”
Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences.
Earn contact hours
Each week, learners will be given assigned reading and reflection questions. In order to earn contact hours for the week, the learner must read the assigned chapters, review the reflections, and submit one question to ask the group. Participants will receive 2.0 contact hours each week. No weekly partial credit will be awarded. Certificates will be distributed after week 7 to all participants. Learners who participate/attend all weeks can earn a total of 14.0 Contact Hours for Nursing Continuing Professional Development. The Zoom link and reading assignments will be distributed to learners prior to the Book Club start date. Reflection questions will be emailed the Monday before each Zoom call (for answers to be submitted by Wednesday EOB).
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
In order to receive contact hours each week (2.0) the learner must read the assigned chapters, review the reflections, submit one question for the group and attend a one-hour discussion call.
No one involved in planning or presenting this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Book club runs from 10/5/23 to 11/16/2023*
Week 1: Zoom call on 10/5 at 7 PM
Week 2: Zoom call on 10/12 at 7 PM
Week 3: Zoom call on 10/19 at 7 PM
Week 4: Zoom call on 10/26 at 7 PM
Week 5: Zoom call on 11/2 at 7 PM
Week 6: Zoom call on 11/9 at 7 PM
Week 7: Zoom call on 11/16 at 7 PM
*Registration is only required for 10/5; all registrants will automatically be signed up for all dates of the book club. Registration closes Friday, 9/29.
Purchase The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Amazon, from your local bookstore, or check your local library.