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MapNursing collaboration gains UN approval

A project between the School of Nursing and the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, funded by the Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together Foundation, has been accepted and published in the Global Registry of the United Nations on Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals.

The collaboration, called Salud Nuevas Fronteras, is an educational initiative that complies with the guidelines of the Sustainable Development Goals promoted by the United Nations.

Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing, said the project was created to improve nursing education and health care on both sides of the border.

“We have learned that health problems experienced by patients in South Texas are similar to those in Mexico,” she said. “Looking at our curriculum from a different perspective helps us improve what we are teaching our students and helps our nursing colleagues in Mexico to develop a new curriculum for [their university].”

Aracely Garcia-Granado, the executive director of the Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together Foundation, said health and education “are the necessary pillars for closing the social and economic development gaps between Mexico and the United States. It is a great honor to have the recognition of the United Nations.”

Salud Nuevas Fronteras was created in 2012.

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