Dr. Cadena Makes Nursing Global Health Connections
Sandra Cadena, PhD, ARNP, (center) director of Global Health at the USF College of Nursing, with visiting nursing faculty members, from left to right, Lourdes Graciela de Alguero, Universidad de Panama in Panama City; Amanda Lucia Bonilla M., Universidad El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia; Yaira Pardo, Universidad El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia and Linnette Palacios de Castillo, Universidad de Panama in Chitre, Panama. Photo by Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications
Sandra Cadena, PhD, ARNP, assistant professor and director of Global Health at the USF College of Nursing and a past-president of the Delta Beta chapter, hosted nursing faculty from Colombia and Panama during their and stay in Tampa and visit to the USF College of Nursing on January 28, 2010. Nearly 50 USF undergraduate nursing students and faculty members attended their presentations to talk about the health care systems in their Latin American countries and how nursing is taught and practiced there.
Dr. Cadena was instrumental in establishing a USF College of Nursing exchange program with the University of Panama School of Nursing nearly five years ago. Since then, more than 65 USF nursing students, accompanied by faculty, have traveled to Panama during the summer for field experiences in variety of community health settings — from pediatric and maternity community clinics, mental health hospitals, and the mountain villages of Panama’s native Indian tribes, the Peninsula of Azuero, to more traditional settings within Panama’s university.
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