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English nursing students visit Loyola

Advanced practice nursing students share unique perspectives through exchange program

MAYWOOD, Ill. (April 16, 2015) – Advanced practice nursing students and a faculty member from University of Coventry in England toured Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing recently.

Students visited Loyola’s three Chicago campuses, the medical center and the Proviso East school-based health center. During their visit, students also attended classes and traveled to Springfield, Ill., to participate in a nursing student lobby day. Here, they met State Senator Dan Kotowski, D-Park Ridge, who provided a tour of the state Senate.

"English universities have been encouraged by their government to initiate international programs and contacts,” said Karen Egenes, EdD, RN, associate professor and chair of the Health Promotion Department, MNSON. “We were thrilled to visit with these students and expose them to our various experiences in advanced practice nursing education."

Undergraduate nursing students enrolled in Loyola’s community health nursing study abroad program in Guildford, England, visited the University of Coventry this past February after Dean Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN, made the acquaintance of a faculty member at the school.

Loyola plans to continue this exchange program with the University of Coventry next year.