January 10, 2011

South African nursing students present dissertation proposals

Nursing collaborations, sexual trauma and nursing education partnerships are the focus of dissertation proposals from three visiting doctoral students from North-West University in Mafikeng, South Africa, that were recently presented at the School of Nursing.

Mahlasela Annah Rakhudu, Gaboipolewe Margaret Masilo and Kathleen Khomotso Direko were invited to Johns Hopkins by Phyllis Sharps, professor and chair of the Department of Community Public Health, who served as North-West University faculty mentor to the students.

“These students have seen firsthand how American nursing compares to their native nursing program in South Africa and have applied that experience to their doctoral studies,” Sharps said. “This is the first time students have visited from NWU, and I hope we can invite more students in the future.”