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School of Nursing Partners with U.S. Army

Posted on | October 30, 2009 | Comments Off

Signing of UH Nursing, PRMC research partnership agreement

Signing of UH Nursing, PRMC research partnership agreement

Mānoa’s School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene and Pacific Regional Medical Command, U.S. Army, signed a memorandum establishing a new partnership aimed at developing nursing research and evidence-based practices that will lead to improved health outcomes, quality of life and care for military beneficiaries.

The program will partner PRMC nurses with leading nursing faculty at Mānoa. The research teams plan to conduct research on health promotion, disease prevention and evidence-based practices that will build nursing knowledge and ultimately improve care for military individuals and their families. The program will also cultivate interest in nursing research careers and support a network for mentorship and professional development for nurses in both organizations.

“We are committed to continually seeking new ways to improve the care of our service men and women in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Region,” says Col. Theresa Sullivan, deputy commander for nursing, Tripler Army Medical Center. “This partnership will strengthen our relationship with the community to enhance the conduct of scientifically sound research and evidence-based practice so that we can provide the best care we can to our 436,000 beneficiaries.”

“At the SONDH, we serve the community through our efforts in nursing research, education and service,” says Dean Mary Boland. “We are honored to expand our longstanding relationship with PRMC to conduct joint research. Together, UH and PRMC are leading the way to improved health.”

Read the news release.