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ICoNS - International Collaboration of Nurse Scholars

Since 2004, academics from three continents have been working together to offer nurses the opportunity to be educated on global health and nursing issues from a research perspective.

The ICoNS (previous The INPhD-International Nursing PhD Collaboration and IIANR International Institute Advanced Nursing Research) – was created by nursing doctoral programs from the University of Toronto (Canada), University of Balearic Islands (Spain), University of Melbourne (Australia) and University of Nuevo Leon (Mexico). In 2007, the University of Sydney (Australia) joined the program followed by the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and the University of Turku (Finland) in 2008 and   the University of Lleida (Spain) and the Rovira I Virgili University (Spain) in 2009. The Fudan University (China) also joined the network in 2015. These faculties are working together to create the next generation of global nursing researchers.

The collaboration continues by organising summer schools biannually. The next summer school will be at the University of Lleida 2017.

Photos:  Summer School 2015, University of Turku
(© Anna Mäkinen & Christina Athanasopoulou)


Coordinating board

 The chair: 
  • Sanna Salanterä, University of Turku
  • Montserrat Gea, University of Lleida
  • Eva Barallat, University of Lleida
  • Janice Gullick, University of Sydney
  • Helena Leino-Kilpi, University of Turku
The board is for the time until an official meeting with all participating Universities is organised.