Congratulations to Aleatha Rossler and Shopha Tserotas (nursing) on their acceptance to the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation. The training is scheduled Feb. 24-27 at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
The prestigious 50-hour accredited “train the trainer” Nurse Faculty Program improves PD nursing care by training faculty leaders across the U.S. to educate nursing students. The rigorous course includes didactics, clinical time with patients, participation in a PD support group and the opportunity to develop an independent project and includes a $2,000 stipend offered for completing the program.
As two of nearly 40 accepted faculty in 2020, Rossler and Tserotas will join the elite group of more than 300 alumni, PF Nurse Scholars, who have completed the intensive training over the last 11 years. PF Nurse Scholars educate an estimated 24,000 nursing students on PD annually. With the number of people living with Parkinson’s globally expected to double by 2040 to nearly 13 million, teaching nursing students in the classroom is one of the best ways to prepare them for treating people with Parkinson’s when they graduate.