The 5 years Transatlantic Double Degree in Nursing (TADD) in project began in October 2009 and ended September 2014. The overall objective was to award undergraduate nursing students a double degree in nursing from one EU and one US institution. The primary aim was to prepare student nurses to understand the current and future trends to globalize nursing care: – for more universal practice in the EU and US. Participating institutions were Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Savonlinna, Finland (EU-leader institution), University of Szeged (USZ), Szeged, Hungary, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), Northern Ireland and Washburn University (WU), Topeka, Kansas, USA (US-leader institution).
The joint study program consisted of a minimum of 60 ECTS of Common TADD studies and Partner-Specific studies to include distinct nursing courses and one language and culture course, has been offered by partner institutions. The Common TADD Studies courses included: Community Health Nursing, Evidence Based Research and Practice, Leadership & Management, and Ethical & Legal Issues in Nursing.
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