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Cooney Miner, Kiss Present on Nursing Education

December 9, 2019

Dr. Dianne Cooney Miner, dean of the Wegmans School of Nursing, and Dr. Beth Kiss, assistant professor, recently traveled to the Medical University of Lublin in Poland for a weeklong visiting professorship. The professorship was funded by a grant from Erasmus.

Dr. Dianne Cooney Miner, dean of the Wegmans School of Nursing, and Dr. Beth Kiss, assistant professor.

While in Poland, Cooney Miner and Kiss had the opportunity to work with faculty at Lublin, meet health care leaders in the area, and deliver presentations at an international nursing conference. The trip was a continuation of ongoing efforts to increase the international footprint of the School of Nursing.

Cooney Miner’s talk focused on graduate and advanced practice education and creating standardized education models with professional partnerships.

“The American experience is a recognized center for excellence in nursing education and this model is where these countries want to go,” Cooney Miner said. “What I see when I have the honor to travel and meet nurses from all around the world is their love of the profession and advancement of the profession. What we all share is that common commitment to patient care.”

During the conference, Kiss delivered a presentation on the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing, its mission and vision, and projects the Institute is currently pursuing. She said these types of experiences have several benefits for the College.

“First, it gets our school name and the work of the Golisano Institute out there,” she explained. “Second, it creates many international collaboration opportunities. This broadens the opportunities for funding and resources, increases our knowledge base, and allows us to think differently about future opportunities.”