The University of Stirling’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health has signed a formal partnership agreement with the University of South Florida’s College of Nursing, based in Tampa.
The move will open up opportunities for staff and student exchanges, as well as sharing best practice and research. Exchanging students will also get a chance to work with the respective health services in the United States and Scotland.
Stirling’s Professor William Lauder said: "The University of Stirling and the University of South Florida are both successful research and teaching schools who aim to transform education for nurses and the quality of healthcare for patients and their relatives. This partnership will provide opportunities for students and staff exchange and preparation of joint educational programmes including those for military veterans. It has already seen two joint research studies developed in the areas of psychological intervention with military veterans experienced PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and in the empowerment of disadvantaged women."