Dr. Naegle Will Consult on Mental Health/Substance Abuse Curriculum in Brazilian Nursing School

NYU College of Nursing faculty member Madeline Naegle, APRN-BC, PhD, FAAN, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. The grants made through this program are awarded for projects that must be completed in 14 to 42 days.

Dr. Naegle was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to the Sao Paolo University School of Nursing in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, to work on a mental health/substance abuse curriculum, participate in seminars and workshops, and conduct faculty-development and research-skills training. She will undertake the project from May 27 to July 10, 2006. Doctor Naegle visited and met with faculty at the school in the fall of 2004.

Dr. Naegle will help nurse researchers to update their research skills in the areas of substance abuse and to develop curricula and policies around mental health and substance-related disorders.

“Sao Paolo University is seeking to develop consensus on mental health nursing and how it is taught,” says Dr. Naegle. “We will be working on consensus-building and making curricular changes. Together with Margarita Luis, professor and associate dean of the nursing school, I will assist in designing research on the effects of alcohol and the health of people treated in regional emergency rooms.”

Dr. Naegle is part of a roster of academic experts selected for their substantial professional accomplishments by the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. One of the program’s missions is to promote connections between United States and non-U.S. post-secondary academic institutions. Her assistance was requested directly by the university to the Fulbright Foundation.

Dr. Naegle’s work in Brazil augments the contribution of the College of Nursing as a designated Pan American Nurse and Midwifery Collaborating Center (PANMCC). There are 17 PANMCCs in the World Health Organization PAHO region. Sao Paolo School of Nursing is another of these centers. Under Dr. Naegle’s direction, the NYU Nursing Collaborating Center, which contributes expertise in geriatric nursing education, is the chair of this group of centers for 2006 and 2007.

The College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry is located on New York University’s historic Greenwich Village campus in New York City. The College of Nursing is one of the leading nursing programs in the United States. The College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Arts and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/nursing.

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