New Nursing Course Targets Disease, Bio-Terrorism

Western Carolina University’s department of nursing will be offering a new course this summer, focusing on the rise of bacteria and viruses that are resistant to treatment.

“Nursing 393: Infection Control and Emerging Pathogens” will be taught at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The 10-week course begins June 5, and will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 8:50pm.

Registered nurse Alta Wells, who holds a masters degree in public health and certification in infection control, will teach the course.

Other topics covered in the course will include bio-terrorism, development of outbreak protocols, and state-of-the-art interventions for preventing and controlling the spread of infectious disease.

For more information or registration information, call the Division of Continuing Education and Summer School at (828) 227-7397.