B 16 Promoting Global Nursing Education through Ongoing Engagement

Sunday, 8 November 2015: 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Description/Overview: American nurse educators volunteer with Project HOPE in China. This organization partners with officials in select locations to provide human resource talent for improving academic standards and technical skills. Nurse educators are recruited to provide expertise at Wuhan HOPE School of Nursing, to serve as a model for nursing education in China. Objectives are to: strengthen a concept-based curriculum, improve teaching methods and enhance clinical practice. American and Chinese nurse educators discuss collaborative activities: program planning and curriculum evaluation, resource review, implementing alternative teaching strategies, role modeling clinical teaching and evaluation of practice. The leadership role of volunteer educators extends to working with nurses in Chinese hospitals and clinics, universities and the community. Chinese nurse educators discuss assuming leadership roles to improve educational outcomes in a Chinese nursing program, taught in English and Chinese. Activities center on strengthening baccalaureate and masters’ in nursing curriculum. They discuss curriculum organization to include review of literature, evidenced-based practices in clinical teaching and textbook resources. They describe training in use of clinical simulation to now offer simulation workshops to nurse educators at other universities. Educators describe integration of simulation in continuing education programs and use of simulation lab by nursing personnel from hospitals for education and orientation. Chinese educators reflect on collaborative activities that improve the effectiveness of nurse educators in practice settings and nurse graduates in diverse health and community settings. Educators discuss “lessons learned”, evaluation of support being provided, and areas of growth and change. The support of organizations such as Project HOPE provide valuable expertise and creative approaches in designing new education models that fit global health care needs. This enhances the effectiveness of Chinese nurses to meet the needs of the country’s population.
Moderators:  Susan A. LaRocco, PhD, MS, MBA, BS, RN, CNL, FNAP, Division of Nursing, Curry College, Milton, MA
Symposium Organizers:  Sharon R. Redding, EdD, MN, BSN, RN, CNE, none, Omaha, NE, USA
Enhancing Leadership in a Chinese Nursing Program

Linda Rice, MS, RN, CWOCN
Wound Care, Banner Boswell Medical Center, Sun City, AZ, USA

Being a Leader in Chinese Nursing Education

Qian Liu, BSN, MSN, RN
Wuhan HOPE School of Nursing, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei 430071, China

Using Teaching and Knowledge to Improve Health of Chinese People

Bingxiang Yang, BSN, MSN, RN
Wuhan HOPE School of Nursing, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei 430071, China