Edison State College Professor Takes Southwest Florida to Russia

Oct 30, 2013

Dr. Suzanne Wells, DNP, MNSc, RN, Professor of Nursing at Edison State College, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach in Russia during the 2013-2014 academic year.  Dr. Wells is sharing her experiences with Edison State College students, faculty, and staff, as well as the Southwest Florida community she calls home.  Upon her arrival in the city of Ufa, she started by sharing photos with us that begin her journey, where people can see them here. https://www.edison.edu/faculty/wells

Ufa is the Capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan home of many Bashkirs, Tartars, and other ethnic people in the southern Ural Mountain region of Russia.  There are approximately 1.2 million people in the Bashkiria region.  Not one to waste time, she has given one lecture already to a group of post-graduate nurses at a local hospital on "Professional Nursing in the USA" and toured two university based simulation labs.  Additionally, she has already been meeting regularly with faculty leaders at Bashkir State Medical University and began her teaching schedule at the end of September.

Dr. Wells is teaching health prevention and the promotion of healthy lifestyles to students in the nursing field in Russia.  She is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who are traveling abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2013-2014. 

Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and ranked nationally as one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Serving more than 24,000 students per year regionally, nationally, and internationally, students are also active in a wide variety of clubs and programs that cater to their interests. Nationally, Edison State is ranked 45th among associate degree producers and 26th for its prestigious associate producing Nursing program.