Project

Advanced Nursing Practice Program in Lithuania

Location

Kaunas
Lithuania

PI/Director
Specialties Nursing education, Global, Nursing workforce, Community/population health, Primary care, Acute care
Project Period Present

Collaborative Partners: NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and LUHS Medical Academy, Faculty of Nursing

This project is to develop, implement, and evaluate a new program for Advanced Nursing Practice at LUHS, which will award a Master of Science degree to students with preparation as nurse practitioners. The program was started in Fall 2015 and is prepared to accept international students in an English taught curriculum. The program was approved by the Ministry of Health to meet the needs of the population for increased access to primary care services and the elevation of nursing roles through advanced education and training.

Collaboration started in Fall 2013. Dr. Newland was a visiting associate professor at LUHS in March 2015 with grant funding from the Lithuanian Research Council. Dr. Blazeviciene spent 3 months in spring 2016 at NYU Meyers as a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Newland will return to Lithuania in April/May 2018, funded through the Fulbright Specialist Program. The project continues through a renewable Memorandum of Understanding between NYU Meyers and LUHS.