In partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Department of Nursing hosted nursing leaders from the Republic of Korea’s legislature and health care system on Jan. 17 for tours and discussions about nursing care at the Brigham.
“The Korean nurses were interested in observing the quality of our programs, our nursing practice and how we ensure the safety of patients and staff,” said Lisa Preston, DNP, RN, nursing program director for the Center for Nursing Excellence.
The nurses visited the Emergency Department, Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women and Newborns, the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Neurology intermediate care units. They also met with staff from the Psychiatric Nurse Resource Service and Security to learn about the S.A.F.E. Response and engaged in a discussion with nursing leaders about specialty certifications.
The delegation’s visit to the Brigham was part of a longer trip to the United States to visit hospitals and health care organizations. They also spent time in Washington, D.C., to learn about advancing policy that impacts nurses.