University of Minnesota, Pal College commit to nursing partnership
November 9, 2021
The University of Minnesota School of Nursing and the Pal College of Nursing and Medical Sciences in India signed a 10 year agreement for academic and research association. Leaders from Pal College and the University of Minnesota participated in a virtual signing ceremony in September.
The agreement, based on friendship, equality, mutual assistance and community interests, will promote wellbeing of the people of both institutions, states and countries. Areas for potential collaboration include a teaching faculty competency enhancement program, post graduate research, joint research activities, public health ventures or joint conferences.
“The key areas of this partnership are vibrant professional development, advancing education in both of our environments and our commitment to fostering joint research,” said Dean Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP. “It’s also about relationship. The relationship and connection between head and heart are what define us here at the University of Minnesota. This is a very significant point in the history of this school to be able to enter into a partnership with you.”
Dean Ratna Prakash, PhD, said the signing comes at a critical moment. “We feel very fortunate to be connected with you in collaboration to improve the human situation,” said Prakash. “Health means the body, mind, spirit relationship. So it’s not only the physical, we also take care of mind, body, spirit. With this friendship, I hope we find a way enhance our health care situation mutually.”