School of Nursing partners with Lund University
Jul 20, 2022
Left to right: Sandra Carroll (McMaster), Anneli Sundberg (Lund University, Nursing Faculty), Anneli Jonsson (Lund University, Nursing Faculty), Joanna Pierazzo (McMaster)
McMaster School of Nursing recently signed an agreement with Lund University in Sweden that will give students at both schools the chance to gain educational experiences abroad.
Dr. Joanna Pierazzo, the assistant dean, undergraduate nursing programs, took the lead on shaping this international agreement on behalf of McMaster School of Nursing. Her partners at Lund University are Anneli Sundberg and Anneli Jonsson.
“This partnership will benefit students who have an interest in learning about the nursing role and health care system in different countries,” says Pierazzo.
The agreement came about after Lund University contacted Pierazzo. “Lund has had a partnership with research at McMaster University, but this February, they reached out to me to say that they had a strong interest in the BScN program. It started with meetings between the two schools of nursing. Our approach to curriculum for the BScN program had such similarities with Lund. There was such synergy that we decided to share and start exchanges for our learners,” says Pierazzo.
Students will be taking a clinical practice course and a theory course. Lund University has already sent their first nursing student, who started two weeks ago and is on a placement at the Hamilton General Hospital. McMaster University will be sending a nursing student to Lund in January.