Penn Nursing Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Peking University’s Nursing School

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Media Contact:Jennifer Baldino Bonett | jbaldino@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-746-3562April 26, 2011

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Peking University in Beijing have established a memorandum of understanding creating a formal research relationship between the schools. Peking University’s School of Nursing, with Guifang Guo as dean, is widely considered the premier nursing school in China.

Penn Nursing also has academic partnerships in Botswana and India.

“With our international partners, we are providing ways for our students and faculty to learn to think as world citizens,” says Penn Nursing Dean Afaf I. Meleis. “By providing opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate on research, by offering reciprocal faculty and leadership development with our international partners and by giving students the opportunity to see nursing in the context of world affairs, we are preparing our nurses to be the leaders in global health initiatives.”

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