School of Nursing Lecturers, Audrey Cund, Louise Johnston and Celia Quinlivan have just returned from Athens, Greece where they presented at the 2nd International Conference on Nursing 2nd-5th May 2016
Audrey and Louise presented their qualitative research on student’s experience of transition from FE to HEI and Celia presented her MSc findings questioning if skills simulation prepare year 1’s for clinical practice. Audrey also chaired a symposium on care and compassion.
The conference attracted nurses and nurse educators from around the world to debate and discuss contemporary approaches to research and showcase local developments. Our lecturers met with colleagues from Rwanda exploring leadership and management issues, colleagues from Canada and the USA exploring the concept of global health; bioscience knowledge and application in nursing; approaches to dementia care using technology and South African colleagues talking about cultural issues around HIV breastfeeding mothers.
This was a great opportunity to meet nurses and nurse educators from across the world and discuss contemporary issues.
Audrey said afterwards,
“This conference highlighted to me that we are dealing with the many of the same nurse education issues around the world in terms of recruitment and retention of students; rising up standards; and many of the clinical issues around care, compassion, leadership and management. I was delighted to be part of this event and feel I have a greater appreciation of the cultural and clinical issues in areas around the world”