After three days of presentations, discussions and sharing experiences, the Best Practice Meetings in Nursing and Medicine, hosted by Universidade Potiguar (UnP), came to an end. The event brought together leaders of the two health sciences programs from institutions of higher education from various parts of the world, in order to share experiences, discuss new methods of teaching and to improve the education its students are receiving.
Universidade Potiguar hosted the program, which included visits to the School of Health Sciences, participation in activities at the university’s simulated hospital, findings regarding practical and theoretical courses in Medicine and Nursing, as well as presentations on various technical tools available to promote learning.
"We are bringing together the world's leading authorities in the Teaching of Nursing and Medicine and UnP was chosen to host this meeting as the university is a reference in these two areas within the network and the world. This recognition is a cause of great pride for all the work done by the staff of the School of Health Sciences," said the Director of UnP’s School of Health Sciences, Giselle Gasparino. Best Practice meetings happen for different courses of study once every two years and exist for all the different programs in health sciences.
"This is a center that has all the characteristics of a high quality program and that allows professionals from other institutions and countries to develop the best facilities and laboratories and learn to improve the experience of students and teachers," said Francisco Gutierrez, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences of the Laureate International Universities network.
During the meeting, they also handed out the "Best Practices Award", established to encourage the growth of projects by students and faculty of Medicine and Nursing courses, either within the UnP or the external community. This year the project "Planting Solidarity: Caring for caregivers of individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease" was the winner, which was one of three finalists submitted by academic leaders participating in the meeting.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.