A 15 The International Nurse Faculty Partnership Initiative: The Regis College Haiti Project

Saturday, 16 November 2013: 3:15 PM-4:30 PM
Description/Overview: Regis College School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions has implemented an advanced education program for nursing faculty in Haiti in conjunction with national and international partners. The program addresses the acute nursing faculty shortage in Haiti and aims to improve the overall quality of nursing education and care in Haiti. Research confirms that nurses prepared at the baccalaureate or higher degree level have significantly better patient care outcomes (Aiken, L., JAMA September 26, 2003). This program is designed to enhance the education and credentials of Haitian nursing faculty who will lead in the advancement of nursing education for all nurses in Haiti. During this symposium Regis College faculty will present steps involved in the development and implementation of the masterís program in nursing education in Haiti. Our lead course faculty will describe their work in designing and teaching two hybrid courses, Community Health Nursing and Instructional Methods & Curriculum Design in Nursing Education. Nursing faculty will share first hand experiences working across nations in collaboration with international nursing colleagues to enhance the nursing profession in Haiti through the advancement of education and the creation of leaders. Successes, lessons learned and challenges of this work will be highlighted.
Learner Objective #1: The learner will be able to understand the complexities involved in developing an international nursing education initiative, including the establishment of memorandums of understanding.
Learner Objective #2: The learner will be able to learn of the core course competencies requested by international nurse faculty for their professional advancement as leaders.
Moderators:  Rhonda L Goodman, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Symposium Organizers:  Nancy W. Street, ScD, PNP, BC, School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, Regis College, Weston, MA
The International Nurse Faculty Partnership Initiative:The Regis College Haiti Project

Nancy W. Street, ScD, PNP, BC
Cherlie Magny Normilus, MSN, APRN-BC, FNP
School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, Regis College, Weston, MA



Developing Haitian Nursing Faculty in Community Health: The Regis College Haiti Project

Susan Sawyer, PhD, RN, CPNP1
Cynthia Bashaw, MS, APRN, BC, FNP2
Kellie LaPierre, MS, APRN, BC, FNP1
(1)School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, Regis College, Weston, MA
(2)School of Nursing,Science and Health Professions, Regis College, Weston, MA



Effective Strategies to Teach Nursing in a Developing Nation: The Regis College Haiti Project

Janis Tuxbury, DNP, FNP
School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions, Regis College, Weston, MA
Patricia M McCauley, MSN, RN
School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Regis College, Weston, MA, Weston,, MA