Professor Julee Waldrop Publishes Paper on Nursing Professional Development in Galápagos Islands
September 13, 2019
School of Nursing
Professor Julee Waldrop co-authored an article titled “Partnering for Professional Development in the Galápagos Islands,” which was recently published in the The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
Nurses living in the Galápagos Islands face barriers to accessing continuing professional development (CPD), particularly in their native language and appropriate for their unique island culture due to their remote location, 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador.
This article reviews the evidence on providing professional development from high-resource countries to low-resource countries; describes a case example of the process of developing, implementing, and evaluating the first professional development program targeting nurses in the Galápagos; and presents recommendations to sustain a culturally relevant international professional nursing development partnership that can be a model for nurses in other remote locations with limited educational access.
Citation: Leah Blaney, MSN, FNP-C; Julee Waldrop, DNP, PNP, FAANP, FAAN; Angelica Ortiz, MSN, MPH, NP-C; Laura Gregory, BSN, RN; Melissa Cordova Rosado, RN; Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF. Partnering for Professional Development in the Galápagos Islands. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019;50(9):417-422