PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Scholars

Faculty members and community partners who contribute to the work of the Collaborating Center can apply for recognition as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Scholars. The guidelines for the Scholar appointments are on the School of Nursing Intranet Site under “School-Wide Documents”.  The following faculty have received this recognition:

Penni Watts, RN, MSN

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Penni Watts has been a WHOCC Scholar since 2011.  She first became involved with global health nursing when she hosted a group of Zambian scholars to facilitate learning experiences in clinical simulations as well as facilitating building a skills lab center. 

 She has hosted two such groups, one from Brazil and one from Zambia, by facilitating their clinical simulation activities in their respective facilites.  Ms. Watts has also given presentations to several international groups on the use of simulation and best practices in clinical simulation.  She is currently on a committee for teh INACSL (International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning) that has been asked to develop programs for developing international nursing faculty in clinical simulation.  Her goal in working with the WHOCC is to help many international groups in developing their efforts towards integrating simulation into their own nursing and health profession programs and possibly formalize it into an International Faculty Simulation Development Program.