WHAT IS THE EDMOND J. SAFRA VISITING NURSE FACULTY PROGRAM?
The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program is an educational program
for nursing faculty in schools of nursing. The program
seeks to educate and update nursing faculty on various aspects of Parkinsonís disease: the
disease, the treatments and the role of nursing across the continuum of the
The educational model, based on ďtrain the trainerĒ, seeks to teach nursing faculty so they can,
in turn, provide superior training to nursing students on this common, neurodegenerative disease.
The 40 hour CEU approved program is offered at multiple locations in the United States. See
Program Locations for specifics.
In 2007 the Edmond J. Safra Foundation funded an investigation of the current status of
undergraduate nursing education on Parkinsonís disease in the United States.
Nursing faculty responding to the investigation indicated a need for enhanced education.
Thus, the Visiting Nurse Faculty program was developed.
The goals of the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program are to:
- Enhance the knowledge and confidence of nursing faculty in developing course content, delivering lectures, and providing clinical mentorship on Parkinsonís disease in undergraduate schools of nursing.
- Develop a long term relationship between participating guest nursing faculty scholars and
Parkinsonís disease experts at large Movement Disorder Centers.
- Prepare baccalaureate nursing graduates to care for people living with Parkinsonís disease and PD patients and their
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:
Nursing faculty in schools of nursing who
train nursing students. Additionally, if space allows, the program is opened to
nurse educators such as hospital
in-service staff, geriatric/adult nurse practitioners who have teaching roles, and institutional research nurses. These non-faculty participants are called
Parkinson's Disease Nursing - Movement Disorder Nursing