In September 2008, the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies was designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Nursing Human Resources Development and Patient Safety. In September of 2012 this prestigious designation was renewed by the WHO for another 4 years. The School is proud to continue to hold this elite recognition. Our WHO Centre initiatives promote dialogue and the mutual exchange of healthcare knowledge with our neighbors in the PAHO region and throughout the world, with a special emphasis on patient safety education, curriculum and workforce development and multi-Center research projects in critical regions of Latin America and the Caribbean. Our goals for the 2012-2016 re-designation cycle are to collaborate with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to:

  • Develop and strengthen nursing education in the regions of the Americas, with a focus on curriculum development in nursing care and patient safety.
  • Disseminate critical information and share knowledge regarding patient safety to enhance nursing workforce development and technical expertise in the regions of the Americas and Africa
  • Develop and strengthen multi-center research projects in the regions of the Americas, with a focus on nursing workforce development, patient safety, and health disparities

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