Irish Students On Cultural Exchange To Visit Johnson Mental Health Facility

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Caylor School of Nursing (CSON) will welcome a delegation from the University College of Dublin (UCD) in Ireland, June 10-21.

The UCD group will include two faculty members and a student from its School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. CSON faculty members Dr. Kaye Bultemeier, Dr. Phyllis DuMont and Dr. Lisa Pullen will serve as primary hosts for the group, immersing them in the American model of advance practice nursing education. Additionally, the Irish delegation will give a presentation to LMU faculty, staff and visitors on the Irish model on Tuesday, June 11 at LMU-Cedar Bluff in Knoxville.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and faculty to learn more about advance practice nursing in Europe and share our experiences here in the United States with our visitors,” Dr. Bultemeier said. “It is our hope that this visit is the beginning of a professional interchange between LMU and University College of Dublin. It would be great if next year at this time we are talking about our students and faculty making a similar trip to Ireland.”

Besides observing LMU nursing classes and meeting with administration, the delegation will travel to Chattanooga, for a clinical visit to the Johnson Mental Health Center on Wednesday, June 12.  CSON Assistant Professor of Nursing Allyson Neal will host the visit as she serves as a nurse practitioner at the facility where she also supervises LMU clinical experiences. The Johnson Mental Health Center is part of Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System. The not-for-profit corporation includes 12 individual mental health facilities with a mission to serve individuals, families and communities through prevention, treatment and recovery services. Following the clinical visit, the delegation will also spend a day at LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tenn., touring the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Math and Science Building and learning about LMU’s health sciences programs.

The visit was funded as a special initiative to enhance the CSON by the LMU Office of Research, Grants and Sponsored Programs. Dr. Bultemeier submitted a grant, “Exploration of Advance Practice Nursing in Dublin, Ireland,” to the University’s mini-grants programs and while it did not qualify for the program, University officials recognized the importance of cultural exchange and elected to fund it out right.

University College of Dublin is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities. It is Ireland's largest and most diverse university with over 30,000 students, drawn from approximately 124 countries. UCD is Ireland’s leader in graduate education with approximately 7,000 graduate students, and almost 2,000 PhD students. Over 50% of UCD undergraduates progress to graduate studies. UCD is home to over 5,000 international students and delivers degrees to over 5,000 students on overseas campuses. In addition, the University places great emphasis on the internationalization of the Irish student experience – preparing all UCD students for future employment and life that crosses borders, boundaries and cultures.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423 869-6280 or e-mail at admissions@lmunet.edu.


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