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School of Nursing and Health Sciences Host Reception for Italian Peers


The School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Saint Xavier University (SXU) will be hosting a reception on September 24 for their colleagues visiting from the Health Sciences Department at the University of Florence and Meyer Children Hospital, Florence, Italy.

SXU has been in a collaboration with the University of Florence since 2010 as part of a cultural and scientific exchange. School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS) students at SXU have had the unique opportunity to travel to Italy as part of this partnership to compare issues surrounding health and cognitive needs for pediatric patients, while also comparing nursing education between the two countries.

"It is important for SXU nursing students to appreciate the rich religious, historical and architectural influences of Italian culture on today's arts, sciences, religion and architecture in the U.S." said Zepure Samawi, Ph.D., professor and associate dean of undergraduate nursing programs.

The Italian nurse faculty will be visiting SXU from September 24 to October 2, beginning their stay with a reception where they will be presented with two plaques of appreciation from SXU. These plaques will be a small token of gratitude from the University for the ongoing collaboration between the SONHS and their Italian peers.

For more information on study abroad opportunities at SXU, contact Kelly Reidy, Center for International Education director, at 773-298-3780 or reidyFREESXU.