Boston College and Xavier-Ateneo nursing schools link up
Boston College’s Connell School of Nursing and Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan College of Nursing in the Philippines formalized an academic and research collaboration between the nursing schools of two prominent international Jesuit universities.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the close of the last academic year by Barry Family/Goldman Sachs Endowed Professor in Nursing and Associate Dean for Research Christopher Lee and Xavier University–Ateneo de Cagayan President Mars P. Tan, S.J.
Founded in 1933, Xavier Ateneo in Cagayan de Oro has more than 13,000 students. “We hope to learn from Boston College and share our best features and practices as well,” Fr. Tan told BC News.
CSON faculty involved in the discussions say their Xavier Ateneo counterparts are interested in online teaching, expanding the use of nursing simulation and developing a foundation for research, among other topics.
Student and faculty exchanges have also been discussed. Connell School Associate Professor Corrine Jurgens will work on developing a research capacity series for Xavier Ateneo faculty that will include forming programs of research, ethical review of projects, and collaboration/guidance on publishing and dissemination.