As of next year, nursing students from Australian Catholic University (ACU) will have the opportunity to study at the prestigious Georgetown University in Washington D.C.ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven met with School of Nursing & Health Studies Dean Martin Iguchi to sign the agreement this week.
He said the student exchange agreement was a coup for students at both universities, which share a similar Mission and ethos.
Georgetown School of Nursing & Health Studies Dean Martin Iguchi and ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven sign the student exchange agreement.“Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, and the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the United States,” Professor Craven said.
“One of the most obvious similarities between our universities is the correlation between things like social justice and the dignity of the human person.”
“We have common assumptions. If you have common assumptions and different applications, that seems to provide the most fruitful possibilities for collaboration.”
Nursing students from ACU’s North Sydney Campus will have the opportunity to undertake the student exchange semester at Georgetown. The University is also looking at options for other ACU campuses.
Professor Michelle Campbell, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, said she looked forward to welcoming the Georgetown students to Australia.
“ACU has a long tradition in health sciences and is one of the largest providers of graduate nurses in Australia,” she said.