During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, scholars from Semmelweis University visited Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden to renew a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two universities last September 2015 at Semmelweis— Hungary’s oldest medical school and one of Europe’s leading centers of health sciences —and to continue building a framework for collaboration.
“We are delighted to welcome Semmelweis University to our school and excited about the extraordinary opportunity our partnership offers nursing students to better understand the global nature of health care by studying policies and clinical practices in another country," said Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Dean Joanne Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN.
Zoltan Nagy, dean of Semmelweis' Faculty of Health Sciences toured the school's faculty-practice partner Project H.O.P.E., a Federally-Qualified Health Center devoted to providing access to primary care for homeless people in Camden, N.J., and the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. The Semmelweis team met with School of Nursing–Camden faculty and Rutgers University—Camden leadership including Provost Dr. Michael Palis, and Elizabeth Atkins, assistant dean of International Students. The first step in this collaboration between the institutions focused on the introduction of the Erasmus+ mobility program, a faculty and student exchange which began during the Spring 2017 semester. As the partnership evolves, it will pursue the establishment of joint research and scholarship primarily exploring emergency care, infection control, and health care policies in the European Union and the United States.