The leadership role played by nurses in patient education will be the focus of an address at Hope College on Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maas Center conference room.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Dorothy Bouwman, president of Ludann Education Services, a patient education company, will present "Nurses: Saving the world one person at a time." The talk is sponsored by the Hope College Student Nurses Association.

Bouwman has presented material at numerous conventions and has numerous publications. She is a member of the American Association of Neurosurgical Nurses (AANN), the American Nurses Association, the Michigan Nurses Association and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

She holds an MBA from Davenport College, a master of science in advanced medical/surgical nursing from Wayne State University, a bachelor of science in psychology from Aquinas College and her RN from Blodgett School of Nursing.

The Maas Center is located on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street.