AINEC Latin America Meeting and Nursing Congress

AINEC-LA participants representing Adventist nursing programs in Latin America.

Montemorelos University | Mexico--Hundreds of nursing professionals, educators and students gathered in Montemorelos, Mexico, for the 3rd International Nursing Congress and the 3rdAdventist International Nursing Education Consortium for Latin America (AINEC-LA) on October 13-18. Coordinated by the AINEC-LA board and the Montemorelos University Nursing Department, the Congress aimed at inspiring attendees to reaffirm their faith, renew their Christian values and to model a healthy life as they fulfill their calling. Drs Patricia Jones and Edelweiss Ramal, from Loma Linda Nursing School, shared the Adventist Nursing Education model and worldview, among other topics, and Dr Katia Reinert, GC HM associate director, brought the inspirational messages for both events. At the congress, nursing researchers and educators shared their research and clinical knowledge. Participants left inspired and committed to minister healing following Jesus’ example. At the AINEC-LA closed meeting, the Deans for the Nursing programs in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, Bolivia, and Argentina shared their goals and experiences, voted on new leadership and made plans that will strengthen Adventist nursing education in Latin America. The next Nursing Congress and AINEC-LA meeting will take place in Brazil, in 2019.