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The Vietnamese Asian Cultural Immersion course led by Dr. Vi Ho and Ms. Liz Libby was offered on the Houston campus as one of the Summer I courses. There were a total of 29 students enrolled.  

The course focused on the Vietnamese culture and the healthcare needs of this population in the U.S. The students were introduced to the language structure, various religions, food and nutrition. Health beliefs, health care practices, herbal treatments, common diseases, mental and psycho-social issues were also discussed. Vietnamese refugees and their immigration journey along with the patterns of adaptation to new life in the U. S. were presented through a panel discussion.

In conjunction with lectures presented by the experts, the student gained an awareness of issues surrounding the Vietnamese Asian culture and their health needs through group activities, fields trips, community site visits, and daily journals. The students’ in-depth knowledge of this population’s health and culture issues was further defined by their paper addressing those issues and proposed interventions.

The class ended with a Vietnamese typical luncheon and traditional music with a surprise visit by the Houston Associate Dean, Dr. Ainsle Nibert. 

“I feel that I know more about the Vietnamese culture and their health issues now after taking this course. I also feel more culturally competent when taking care of a Vietnamese patient”, several students commented.

Dr. Patrick Palmieri and Dr. Joan Edwards, TWU Center of Global Nursing Scholarship Members Inducted as Fellows into the American Academy of Nurses

It is our pleasure to announce that on October 17, 2015, Dr. Patrick Palmieri and Dr. Joan Edwards were inducted as Fellows into the American Academy of Nurses.  The AAN Policy Conference and induction ceremonies were held in Washington, D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  Prior to the induction ceremonies, Patrick and Joan posed with two fellow inductees - Dr. Silvia Cassiani, Regional Advisor for Nursing and Allied Health Personnel at the PAHO/WHO offices in Washington, D.C., and Dr. David Benton, recently appointed CEO of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing located in Chicago, IL. 

Congratulations, Patrick and Joan!

The CGNS has worked with countries including:
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Japan 
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam
  • Peru 

The November publication of Texas Medical Center's "The Pulse" highlights Texas Medical Center global work, including the Center for Global Nursing Scholarship, the only nursing global work highlighted in the article.

The recent edition of the TWU Academic Digest had a comprehensive article about the Center for Global Nursing Scholarship.  Thank you, Dr. Neely and Staff! Academic_Digest_Volume_5_Issue_5_(1).pdf

TWU Student Nurses Present at Global Conference in Ireland

Nursing student and faculty member share about Education Abroad Peru Trip

Center for Global Nursing Scholarship member, Patrick Palmieri, highlighted in STTI Inspiring Member article

College of Global Nursing Scholarship member, Dr. Wynona Freysteinson, speaks at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Cofnerence in June 15 in Seoul, Korea. For complete information, click here.

Dr. McFarlane Receives $1.75 Million Grant

Judith McFarlane, Dr.P.H., a nursing professor at Texas Woman’s University’s Institute of Health Sciences in the Texas Medical Center, has received a $1.75 million grant from the Houston Endowment to continue her study on the effectiveness of Houston-area shelters and civil protection orders in helping abused women and children transition into safety.