The Columbia University School of Nursing has been designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Advanced Practice Nursing from January 2011 to January 2015.
The School of Nursing of Columbia University has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Advanced Practice Nursing from January 2011 to January 2015.
WHO Collaborating Center Personnel: Center Director: Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC
Key result areas of the WHO Collaborating Center for Advanced Practice Nursing are as follows:
- To strengthen the human resources research with a primary focus on nursing, and assist in developing research capacity among leading nursing institutions in several countries.
- To strengthen the systems to train, precept, & supervise nursing personnel who are HIV primary care providers in several heavily affected countries.
- To assist in strengthening the training of nurses in the leading schools in the countries affected by conflict or disasters by integrating emergency preparedness into curricula & national plans.