According to the WHO Global Strategic Directions, a nursing workforce that is adequate in number and competence is crucial for the health of populations worldwide. Evidence showed how nursing care strongly impacts health outcomes and quality of life. Further development of nursing education and research is crucial to reach this goal internationally and collaborations are key to promote high quality nursing care in all countries. In our Department, we acknowledge an important tradition in nursing education both at undergraduate and post-graduate levels since the University of Milano-Bicocca was established in 1998 and, more recently, our nursing research results were internationally recognized for the contribution to knowledge and practice in the field of health promotion, therapeutic education and chronic illness care.
Led by Prof. Stefania Di Mauro, our efforts have been to promote student internship and improve nursing clinical practice in low-middle income countries, supporting also research collaborations.