Current Visiting Scholars

There are currently no visiting scholars. 

Past Scholars

Shaimaa Nagi Abdelkader Elsaeed Yousef

Mansoura University, Egypt

Dates of visit: April 1 – July 13, 2023

Purpose of visit: Gain knowledge and assist with creating experiential learning activities in a critical care nursing course and health assessment course; assist with a publication on using electronic health records in a health assessment course; perform a literature review on the usage of electronic health records in nursing education; grant writing and developing a research proposal.

Faculty sponsor/host: Theresa Bechtel and Syeda Thomas

Raisa Camilo Ferreira

Raisa Camilo Ferreira

University of Campinas, Brazil

Dates of visit: Jan. 17 – June 16, 2023

Purpose of visit: Raisa is a PhD student at the whose research focuses on using nursing processes and the use of standardized nursing terminologies in electronic health records to expand nursing knowledge about patients with multiple traumas. 

Faculty sponsor/host: Karen Dunn Lopez and Sue Moorehead

Flávia de Oliveira Motta Maia

University of Campinas, Brazil

Dates of visit: April 17 – 21, 2023

Purpose of visit: To learn about the Iowa Model of Evidence Based Practice, attend the 30th National Evidence-Based Practice Conference, discuss research proposals in the field of evidence-based practice including evidence implementation projects, and discuss strategies to promote exchange of graduate students involved in collaborative research projects.

Faculty sponsor/host: Barb Rakel

Camila Bezerra

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dates of visit: Jan. 17 – Feb. 16, 2023

Purpose of visit: Discuss findings about cognitive decline in the indigenous population, writing papers, visiting the NCEC, and watching graduate and undergraduate classes as an observer to learn about active learning strategies and student-center approaches.

Faculty sponsor/host: Juliana Souza Talarico

Mohamed Eid El

Mansoura University, Egypt

Dates of visit: June 6 – Sept. 12, 2022

Purpose of visit: To gain exposure to: quantitative data entry, cleaning, and screening; using SPSS to conduct advanced statistical analysis; evaluating the psychometric properties of data collection surveys; and developing a research proposal (general idea through attending the grant writing workshop).

Faculty sponsor/host: Amany Farag

Biljana Kurtovic

Dr. Biljana Kurtovic

University of Applied Sciences - Zagreb, Croatia

Dates of visit: Sept., 2022

Purpose of visit: Dr. Kurtovic presented on "The Effectiveness of Intermittent vs. Patient-Controlled Analgesia for Postoperative Pain Management".

Faculty sponsor/host: Cormac O'Sullivan