The practice of nursing can vary from country to country, and different cultures have unique ways of looking at that profession.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
To that end, Yale University’s School of Nursing in the U.S.A. recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana “to enhance collaborations in research, clinical education and cross-cultural development.”
That collaboration will take place “through scholarly interactions and initiatives between students, faculty and staff,” according to KNUST.
JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Prof. Daniel Duah, dean of KNUST’s International Programs Office, says his institution was “super excited to have had Yale University Nursing to sign with Nursing right here in KNUST to collaborate to work in terms of student and staff mobility and joint research projects.”
“We see that this is gonna be the start of really great things to happen to cement the relationship between Yale University and KNUST, two top universities in the world,” he adds.
Duah notes that KNUST’s Department of Nursing will be turning into the School of Nursing this coming October, “and we have learned from our friends from Yale a couple of very interesting graduate degree programs that we would like to have them help us set up here. That’s the nature of the kind of relationship that we have and also there are a few things that they are able to learn from us.”
We see that this is gonna be the start of really great things to happen to cement the relationship between Yale University and KNUST, two top universities in the world.
BETTER HEALTH FOR ALL
Holly Powell Kennedy, dean of the Yale School of Nursing, says the MOU has been in the works for two years “to work collaboratively to do research, education and just to partner on taking the best of both of our universities into where we can create better health for all people across the globe.”