The project NurSusTOOLKIT has pioneered the introduction of sustainability and climate change into the curriculum for nursing. So, it is a number of other subjects has been shortlisted in this year’s Guardian University Awards. This award recognises a leader who has brought out the best in the people they work with to achieve exceptional results. They champion innovation and collaboration, deliver real change for their institution and the sector, and inspire the higher education community. The NurSusTOOLKIT has been developed by academics in Plymouth University (United Kingdom), in Univeridad de Jaén (Spain), in Hochschule Esslingen (Germany) and in Universiteit Maastricht (the Netherlands). It is a multilingual and comprehensive set of teaching materials available free of charge to educators, and includes lectures and activities for nursing, midwifery, public health, and health planning and management.
Led by Professor Janet Richardson, the project (2014-1-UK01-KA203-001645 – funded by the EU) was formally launched last summer and has already been adopted by institutions across the continent and received the backing of senior leaders in the health sector in Europe. It has been shortlisted in the sustainability category and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on Tuesday 24 April.
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