Dr. Mildred D. Fennal, Director of the International Nursing Education Consortium continues to advocate for student nurses and study abroad as a means of developing cultural competence.
Efforts to include other cultures include the Dominican Republic (Spanish) and Haiti (French).
At a recent conference in Haiti titled Seminaire Sur L' Impact global de la Genetique (Global Impact of Genetics), Dr. Fennal
presented information on Genetics and Globalization to two hundred and fifty nursing students and their faculty.
The Conference was a collaborative effort of Omicron Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated
, in support of the National Programs and Projects Committee of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated
and the L'Ecole Nationale D'Infirmieres De Port Au Prince (National School of Nurses of Port Au Prince).
is the Chair Emeritus of the above committee.
Mrs. Eleanor Peterson is the Chair and invited Dr. Fennal
to be a presenter.
A week later a workshop on Preparing Nurses as global citizens was held in Atlanta, GA., where Dr. Fennal
and presenters from California, Georgia, Florida and New York presented material to professors and students from colleges in Georgia and Florida on the necessity and urgency of preparing undergraduate nursing students to learn about the populations that they will care for during their career.