In July 2023, Dr. Tiffanie Rampley, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Clinical Assistant Professor at WSU College of Nursing, attended the 34th Annual International Nursing Research Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Over 600 nurses from around the world attended the Congress with this year’s theme: Connect Nursing Globally Through Research and Evidence Dissemination. Dr. Rampley moderated four sessions at the Congress including research in palliative care in Finland, standardizing undergraduate nursing programs in Italy, and utilizing evidence-based checklists in vascular access teams.
In addition to the Congress attendance, Dr. Rampley visited four local hospitals (3 in Abu Dhabi and 1 in Dubai) and met with UAE nursing leaders to discuss professional development needs and support for nurse residency programs.
Networking with nurses at the Congress and discussing nursing challenges at hospitals in the UAE, we are all very similar in our current global nursing struggles with staff recruitment, retention and engagement. The hospital nursing shortage shows no borders and is a top issue for nursing leaders around the world. By working together on these issues, we can hopefully develop some solutions to the global nursing crisis.Dr. Tiffanie Rampley, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Clinical Assistant Professor at WSU College of Nursing
WSU College of Nursing is dedicated to linking students and staff worldwide, offering exceptional learning experiences. Through global collaborations, partnerships, and exchange programs, the College enriches education, promotes diverse perspectives, and prepares individuals for success in an interconnected healthcare arena.