From December 20 to 24, 2021, a 5-day online program of student exchange was successfully held by West China School of Nursing, Sichuan University (WCSN,SCU) and the School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).18 students from SCU and 10 students from PolyU participated in the program. More than 40 teachers from WCSN participated in teaching in the program.
The opening ceremony was held on December 20, 2021. Prof. LI Ka, the Executive Dean, and Prof. ZHANG Fengying, the Vice Dean of WCSN, SCU, and Mr. Feng Xianji, the Director of the Activities Liaison Office of PolyU attended the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony was co-hosted by Dr. QIU Chen, the Program Manager of International Affairs and Ms. LIU Chunjuan, the Director of Undergraduate Teaching Program from WCSN, SCU.
The program started with a video showing, the Nursing discipline development of SCU. On behalf of WCSN, Prof. Li Ka expressed a warm welcome to the teachers and students participating in the program, and then introduced the gratifying achievements of WCSN in discipline construction and international exchanges, sorted out the long-term friendly cooperative relationships between the two nursing schools of SCU and PolyU. She expected that the two schools could actively strengthen the cooperation, and wished that the program would be held successfully. Mr. FENG Xianji delivered a speech, expressing gratitude to the Ministry of Education, P.R.C, for sponsoring the activity, to WCSN, SCU for strong support and thoughtful arrangement. He hoped that the students who participated in the activity could get the most from program, and wished the activity will be held successfully.
Ms. CUI Jinbo, the Section Chief of the Academic Affairs Department of WCSN, Ms. LIU Chunjuan, and Dr. Qiu Chen gave lectures on nursing talent training, overview of community health care, and overview of international cooperation and exchange respectively. In order to break through the limitations of online communication, students from WCSN, SCU produced a series wonderful videos to lead the teachers and students from PolyU to enjoy the beautiful scenery of three campuses of SCU.
In the afternoon, experts from WCSN,SCU delivered a series lectures from different perspectives, including healthcare innovation, laboratory construction, community nursing, journal article writing, elderly sleep and cognition, maternal and child care, nursing product development, as well as nursing + management, nursing + materials etc.
In the next three days, students were involved in remote practical learning at the Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Cardiology and Surgery at West China Hospital, SCU. Through various types of activities such as special lectures, video learning and online and offline discussions, students learned nursing knowledge and skills from different specialties.
The closing ceremony was held on December 24, 2021. Prof. Zhang Fengying delivered the closing speech, reviewing the wonderful moments of this online + offline program, and congratulating the success of this program. She highly praised the comprehensive preparation made by all participating teachers and staff, and warmly invited teachers and students from PolyU to visit WCSN,SCU in the future.
The program not only enabled students to learn the frontier knowledge of nursing, but also deepened the friendship between teachers and students of both schools and promoted the development of nursing discipline.