University of Houston Nursing delegation visits The College of Human and Health Sciences

Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences has welcomed a group of visiting academics and students from the University of Houston’s School of Nursing.

University of Houston School of NursingThe visit was led by Dr Kathryn Tart, Dean of the University of Houston’s School of Nursing along with Dr Kathleen Reeve, Associate Dean and Dr Terry Kirk, Clinical Professor. They were joined by family nurse practitioner and management students from the School.

As part of their visit they received lectures from: Dr Jayne Cutter, Head of the College’s Department of Nursing; Lesley Bevan, Assistant Director of Nursing in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and Dr Stephanie Best, Programme Manager for the MSc Health Care Management

In addition to a series of lectures, the students also visited Singleton and Morriston Hospital to meet with specialists in Oncology, Neonatal ITY and Cardiac as well as Health Service Managers.  The Family Nurse Practitioners also spent a day in Port Talbot Resource Centre. 

The group also had the opportunity to meet with Professor Joy Merrell, Emeritus Professor, Dame June Clark, and members of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing,

A spokesperson for the group said: “We immediately felt welcome and were taken care of throughout the entire Swansea experience. Swansea University was incredibly gracious to not only provide fantastic exposure to the NHS care delivery but also give tours and the history of Swansea.”

Gareth Davey, Internationalisation Officer with the College of Human and Health Sciences said: “It was a sincere pleasure to welcome both faculty and students from the University of Houston.  This was an exciting opportunity to continue to develop our relationship, and strengthen the link between their school of Nursing and our Nursing Department.  We hope that this will be the first of many visits we host, and look forward to our students and staff having the opportunity to participate in similar visits to Texas in the future.”