Dept of Nursing marks International Nurses Day with international collaboration

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The O'Connell Bianconi Building, WIT Main Campus, home to the Department of Nursing

The O'Connell Bianconi Building, WIT Main Campus, home to the Department of Nursing

International Nurses' Day is celebrated every year on May 12th (the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale).

International Nurses' Day is celebrated every year on May 12th (the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale). This year's theme, set by the International Council of Nurses, is 'Closing the Gap: From Evidence to Action' (follow this link http://www.icn.ch/publications/2012-closing-the-gap-from-evidence-to-action/ for more information).

To mark International Nurses' Day this year, the Department of Nursing announced that it has just signed a memorandum of understanding with the School of Nursing at the University of Barcelona (the largest School of Nursing in Spain) and St John Fisher College in the USA to collaborate in the development of an international programme of study to be shared by nurses from all three countries focusing on the contribution nurses make to the development of effective clinical environments and good patient outcomes.

Professor John Wells, Head of the Department of Nursing, said 'This initiative between ourselves, St John Fisher College and the University of Barcelona, along with our close working partnership with the UK's NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement,through our joint fellowship programme,is a manifestation of the globalisation of health care, and nursing in particular,  and therefore the need to learn from other countries' experiences as to what improves nursing care and contributes to good patient outcomes.'

For further information about the Department's initiative with St John Fisher College and the University of Barcelona contact Ms Frances Finn, Post Graduate Programme coordinator at [email protected].

For further information about the NHS / WIT Fellowship contact Mr Michael Bergin, programme lead, patient safety and leadership at [email protected].

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