Ermira Tartari Bonnici – UM – SEA EU Talent – Human Health




The department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science is conducting a research study entitled, “Cultural competence’s assessment at the Nursing Degree within European Higher Education Area (CCA-EUnurse)” in collaboration with Centro Universitario San Rafael-Nebrija, Fundación San Juan de Dios, Madrid, Spain. Cultural competences (CC), also named intercultural or transcultural, are the collection of knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors consistent with the cultural diversity that come together at a single person and enables to effectively and responsively function in culturally diverse contexts. Acquiring and developing CC is key to provide quality healthcare. Undergraduate training programs constitute perfect places for students to gain CC. The aim of this study is to evaluate the evolution of cultural competence in nursing students from different European universities during their undergraduate education, considering own and acquired factors, as well as to evaluate the influence on this competence ́s development that participating in the Erasmus+ program or other international activities may have versus not having participated at internationalization activities. Teacher’s cultural competence will also be assessed.

Ermira Tartari Bonnici – Short CV

Dr. Ermira Tartari Bonnici is a Lecturer at the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta. She graduated with a B.Sc. in Nursing (Hons.) an M.Sc. in Health Services Management from the University of Malta, and PhD in Global Health from University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Tartari Bonnici teaches in the area of infection prevention and control, healthcare-associated infections and patient safety to undergraduate nursing students, to qualified healthcare professionals in an online bachelor’s degree programme, and to students on the Masters programmes within the Faculty of Health Sciences. She supervises dissertations at undergraduate and post-graduate level.

She has been involved in international projects on prevention and control of healthcare associated infections. She was appointed international coordinator within the Department of Nursing in 2021.

Dr. Tartari Bonnici is an editorial board member for the Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control Journal and a peer reviewer for various academic journals in her field of work.