Quality Nursing Education: A Global NeedName : Dr. Nita Jane Carrington
Affliation : Professor
University : Hawaii Pacific University
Country : Hawaii
The global inter-connectedness of our modern times must meet the demands of health care delivery. Nurses are at the forefront of health care delivery. To respond to these demands require high standards of professional nursing education and practice to deliver quality nursing care to our peoples. Nations are faced with the critical need for nurses. The interchange of nurses between countries in our present times has made an international standard of nursing education an issue of great importance. Questions are: is this a feasible proposition? How will international standards of nursing education be carried out? Who takes the leadership role? What set of criteria is required that meet standards of best practices when countries differ in language, culture, technological availability, government regulatory mechanisms, the country’s embedded and accepted standards of health care delivery, and other aspects? The concept of a high quality global standard of nursing education is at its infancy but I hope this presentation will trigger thoughtful processes and discussion.
Dr. Carrington is a full Professor of Hawaii Pacific University, Nursing Dept and was recently awarded the status if Professor Emeritus. She taught critical care nursing to senior students. She recently retired after 20 years with HPU and now teaches Gerontology as an Adjunct Faculty.
Dr. Carrington graduated from Philippine Women’s University, Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, received her Master of Science in Nursing degree with dual umbrellas: in Education and Adult Health Specialization from the University of Portland, Oregon then licensed as a Nurse Practitioner. Her master’s in business administration and master’s in public administration were awarded from City University, Washington state. She completed her Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.
In 2013, she was the inaugural Editor-in-Chief till present of the Journal of Nursing & Health Care, Global Science & Technology Forum headquartered in Singapore. She authored and published with Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Publishers. She has been a Keynote Speaker in other Conferences and has done numerous Nursing Conference podium presentations of her research study on Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in the 4 Intensive Care Units of Queens Medical Center. She has written grant proposals for volunteer community projects.
She is a member of numerous organizations notable of which is the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. For many years, she has been and still is a volunteer reviewer of the Nurses National Examination to Filipino Registered Nurses who desire to become licensed in the United States.