The M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing welcomed distinguished visitors from Aomori University of Health and Welfare Sept. 25. The institutions established an Educational and Scholarly Exchange Agreement in 2005. Every other year, a Villanova Nursing student group, as part of an international field study in nursing elective, immerses in Japanese culture and learns about nursing and health care through the University which is in northern Japan.
Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean, explored new options with Kazuko Kamiizumi, MSN, RN, president and professor, Aomori University of Health and Welfare and Kie Kawauchi, PhD, associate professor and head of International Affairs. “International exchange and dialogue is critical for students to enhance their global perspective and opens potential opportunities for both groups. We were delighted to host our colleagues from Japan and look forward to our continued relationship which has already benefitted so many of our students,” notes Dean Havens.