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Nursing provides rare experience to Korean nursing students

South Korean nursing student Ju Hah Yeon was surprised when an emergency department nurse told her that teamwork is the most important aspect of nursing. Hah Yeon always felt individual ability was most important, especially in an emergency setting. But during a code blue simulation, Hah Yeon saw her team’s result improve significantly when she concentrated on teamwork as the simulation team leader.

CGN names research grant after Edwards

Members of the Center for Global Nursing (CGN) named a grant award after Joan Edwards, PhD, RNC, CNS, FAAN. It is called the Joan Edwards Global Nursing Research Grant.

Moore, Mbango to speak at Kenya conference

Brenda Moore, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, and Catherine Mbango, PhD, MBA, RN, NE-BC, OCN, are set to speak at the third Building Capacity for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership in Africa conference in Kenya.

Meeting results in MOU with Peruvian university

During a recent trip to Peru to hike the Inca Trail, Brenda Moore (Nursing, Houston), director of the Center for Global Nursing, met with Gladys Moran, chancellor of Universidad Maria Auxiliadora in Lima, to discuss capacity-building opportunities between their universities' Colleges of Nursing in the areas of community and mental health.

Kenya Research Advisory Panel progresses

Center for Global Nursing Director Emeritus Joan Edwards, PhD, participated in the Kenya Research Advisory Panel (RAP) retreat Feb. 13-16 to develop a blueprint document: A National Framework for Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities in Kenya 2022-2027. Leaders from Kenya as well as researchers from St. Paul's University, Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology, the University of Nairobi, and the University of Montana joined.

CGN participates in International Festival

The Center for Global Nursing (CGN) staffed a table at the Annual TWU International Festival in Houston. The CGN provided information about upcoming trips in 2022.

Fulbright Specialist teaches in Egypt

In September 2021, Brenda Moore, PhD, completed a Fulbright Specialist project at Badr University in New Cairo, Egypt. 

Mbango collaborates in Kenya

In July 2021, CGN member Catherine Mbango, PhD, made an initial visit to collaborate with nurse colleagues in Kenya. 

Center for Global Nursing collaboration studies HIV-related stigma

Patrick Palmieri, DHSc, DPhil(Hon.), EdS, PGDip(Oxon) teamed with Joan Edwards, PhD, RNC, CNS, FAAN and Juan Leyva-Moral, PhD, MSN, RN to publish research on HIV-related attitudes of nursing faculty in three continents from six countries: Canada, Colombia, England, Peru, Spain, and the United States.

TWU Center for Global Nursing Transitions Leadership

The TWU Center for Global Nursing (CGN) announces a new director: Brenda Moore, PhD, RN-BC, CNE.

Faculty initiating virtual exchange program

Dr. Brenda Moore and Dr. Angeles Nava, faculty at TWU Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing in Houston, are initiating a virtual exchange program through a grant organized by the Texas International Education Consortium and funded through The Stevens Initiative


TWU professor leads effort to collect medical equipment to fight pandemic

Sometimes, heroes really do wear masks.

That might be the best way to characterize Dr. Fuqin Liu during this coronavirus pandemic. Liu, an associate professor in TWU’s College of Nursing in Denton, assembled a large cadre of North Texans to collect badly needed personal protective equipment for health care professionals who are responding to the crisis.

Fredland to present in Sweden

Dr. Nina Fredland will be presenting a podium presentation at the Nursing Network for Violence Against Women International conference to be held June 30-July 2 at Malmö Live, Sweden.


Moore receives research funding

The Center for Regulatory Excellence has funded Brenda Moore, PhD, to conduct research titled “Exploratory Survey of Simulation Use in the Middle East and North African Nursing Programs.” 

Edwards to lead Kenyan research panel

Joan Edwards, PhD, by invitation of Mary Nandili, PhD, director of nursing for the Kenya Ministry of Health, is leading a Kenya Research Advisory Panel to assess, prioritize and develop a research plan for the nursing profession in the country of Kenya (2019-20).

Leyva studies HIV in Peru

Juan Leyva, CGN community member and 2016 TWU Visiting Scholar from Barcelona, Spain, is the principal investigator of a research study being conducted in Chiclayo, Peru to understand the experience of living with HIV and the beliefs attributed to antiretroviral therapy.

Liu, McFarlane visiting scholars in China

In 2018 and 2019, Fuqin Liu, PhD, and Judith McFarlane, PhD, served as visiting scholars in Jinan, China, at Shandong University School of Nursing and WHO Collaborative Center.

McFarlane involved in Gates Foundation-funded research in Pakistan

Since 2017, Judith McFarlane, PhD, has been the technical advisor on a five-year, three-arm, cluster randomized controlled trial in Pakistan, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, titled “Preventing Family Violence and Empowering Poor Women with Couples Life Skills Building and Cash Transfer.”

Dr. Fuquin Liu named among top 100 Nurse Influencers

Fuqin Liu, Ph.D., RN was honored at the University of Washington School of Nursing’s Centennial Brunch as one of the 100 most influential nurses who have shaped UW.

Dr. Shani receives $534,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health

Pinky Shani, Ph.D., RN received a $534,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for her proposed research on “Caring for Caregivers with Mind-Body Exercise,” the first-ever study related to the practice of Qigong for caregivers, in November 2018.

Dr. Mellott presents at STTI Leadership Conference

Photo of Susan Mellott giving presentation at STTI

Susan Mellott, Ph.D., RN was accepted for a podium presentation at the Fall 2018 STTI Leadership Connection Conference on the topic “Evidence-Based Practice, Use, Attitudes, Knowledge and Skills: Curriculum Design and the Perceptions of Nursing Students.” Susan represented her research team consisting of Dr. Joan Edwards, Dr. Sandra Cesario, Dr. Vi Ho, Dr. Allison Huffman, Dr. Peggy Landrum, Dr. Juan Leyva-Moral and Dr. Patrick Palmieri. 

Dr. Edwards presents at American Academy of Nursing conference

Dr. Joan Edwards shown with presentation slide for

Joan Edwards recently represented her research team with a poster presentation, “Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy Among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Peru: A Cross-Sectional Observational Study” at the American Academy of Nursing Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference in Washington DC (November, 2018).   The research team included Dr. Juan Leyva-Moral, Ms. Blanca Loayza-Enriquez, Dr. Franco Leon-Jimenez, Ms. Ursela Elias-Bravo, and Dr. Patrick Palmieri. 

Elizabeth Iro appointed Chief Nursing Officer at WHO

The newly appointed Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced on October 12, 2017, that Ms. Elizabeth Iro has been appointed the Chief Nursing Officer at the World Health Organization (WHO).  Ms. Iro is a registered nurse, nurse midwife and also the Cook Islands’ current Secretary of Health.  Ms. Iro will join the senior leadership team of WHO.
Congratulations to Ms. Iro! 

CGN Announces International Nursing Education Journal Club

The Center for Global Nursing at Texas Woman's University, in partnership with Fulbright Egypt, has developed an International Nursing Education Journal Club.

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