Update on Network meeting
The meeting will take place from 15:00 to 16:20 hours in Cotoner Hall
Moderator: Virginia Adams (Network Chair)
Speakers: David Benton (ICN), Linda Burnes Bolton (USA)
This will be the first meeting of the network since its launch so it is important for the core steering group to be able to share information on the status of the network and its future plans and to get input re future directions form network members.
In addition, the network meeting will include a panel discussion on shaping the future of nursing education: two key reports. With the new international realities of migration dissolving borders between countries, advanced communication technology, global health care and a worldwide nursing shortage, preparing a diverse nursing workforce has become a critical priority. The report from the US based Institute of Medicine released in October 2010 "The Future of Nursing, Leading Change Advancing Health and the paper published in Lancet in November 2010 "Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Health Systems in an Interdependent World” both call for transformation of nursing education and make recommendations for change. Speakers on each of these papers will present briefly on the major findings and recommendations of the research that may be of interest to an international audience of nursing educators. This will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by the Chair of the Network, Virginia Adams.
We hope those with an interest in nursing education who are attending the Malta conference will be able to join us at this meeting.