Fisher’s Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing to Announce International Partnership
Officials from the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher College and the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), in Waterford, Ireland, will announce a formal partnership to advance the Institute’s mission of transforming the way nurses treat the unique needs of individuals with developmental disabilities (DD).
WHAT: The partnership will allow the Institute to draw on the expertise of faculty members at WIT, which has offered a specialized degree in developmental disability nursing since 2002. There, the curriculum addresses challenges in effective communication, applied behavioral analysis and positive behavioral change techniques, and early intervention strategies, among other training.
Fisher will host faculty members from Ireland on campus to offer guidance in curriculum development and implementation, and share best practices in creating models of inclusive nursing care.
WHO: Dr. Dianne Cooney Miner, dean of the Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College and founding director of the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing, will be joined by Dr. John Wells, head of WIT’s School of Health Sciences; Ann Costello, executive director of the Golisano Foundation; and Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, president of the College.
WHEN: Noon on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
WHERE: St. John Fisher College
Wegmans School of Nursing, Room 100
3690 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
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