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The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing is making an impact on future nurses outside the United States by partnering with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center at the University of West Indies–Mona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica, to improve how they train future nurses.

UAB instructors traveled to Jamaica to train nursing instructors at the University of West Indies–Mona in 2018 and focused on how to teach with simulations. They also provided training in specialized areas including palliative and end-of-life care.

Traci White, DNP, a UAB School of Nursing assistant professor who traveled to Kingston, tells UAB.edu, “Going to UWI, where there were fresh faces and you could see the changes in their teachings in a matter of days, was invigorating. The faculty were hungry to learn and receptive to what we brought to the table. It excited me to see their enthusiasm for learning.”

UAB Nursing will continue its training in Jamaica through online resources, including UAB’s “Clinical Pearls” professional development videos and virtual debriefings. Distance training will allow UAB to continue to build its support of nurse faculty at the University of West Indies, and help the School of Nursing reach its global health and sustainable development goals.

To learn more about how UAB Nursing is making an impact on future nurses outside the United States by training nurses at Jamaica’s University of West Indies–Mona Campus, visit here.

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