The College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University has joined a group of five other nursing schools in the United States that will provide training and other assistance to nursing students and faculty in the African nation of Rwanda.
Over the next seven years, health professionals from the six universities will provide classroom and clinical training, mentoring, and research opportunities for students and faculty at Rwandan nursing schools. The majority of the people traveling to Rwanda to participate in the program will be high-level administrators or faculty. Each of the six U.S. nursing schools is committed to provide a particular number of professionals to take part in the effort. Howard’s partners in the program are the nursing schools at the University of Maryland, the University of Texas, New York University, Duke University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mary H. Hill, dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Howard, recently traveled to Rwanda to help plan the training program. Dr. Hill is a graduate of Tuskegee University. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Maryland and a doctor of science degree in nursing from the University of Alabama Birmingham.