From July 11 to 15, 33 teachers and students from the School of Nursing successfully completed the five-day online international summer school launched by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). The opening ceremony was held on the afternoon of July 11, with the attendance of Prof. Yan Shirong, vice president of Hubei University of Medicine.
Centered on the theme of nursing education and academic paper writing, MMU team lead by professors Mark Hayter, Anna Kime, Dr Alina Haines, Elaine Craig, Manju Pallam, Neil Wilson, and Caroline Collier delivered lively lectures around the topics on the development of nursing education in the UK, the role of nurses, advanced clinical nursing practice, the importance of patient engagement in nursing research, global health issues and the nursing contributions. The trainees also introduced the development of nursing education in China and the current situation of clinical nurses, expressed their views on the development of global health and the problems in the development of nurses, calling for more attention to the importance of nursing and global health promotion.
On July 13th, 3 students from MMU and 6 student representatives from HUM held a round table discussion on the topic of "Being a nursing student in the UK and China" under the guidance of Dr. Neil Wilson. Students from both sides shared their campus life and clinical practice experience, and exchanged views on the differences in learning tasks and clinical practice of the two universities.
Dr. Caroline Collier and three other professors instructed the academic writing respectively from the prospects of language style, reflective writing, critical writing, case studies and evidence-based practice, and academic reporting, illustrating how to improve academic paper writing ability. All the attendees involved actively in the training with in-class interactions, heated discussions, timely homework submission and group reports.
The 5-day online summer school has benefited our teachers and students a lot, broadening their international horizons in the nursing frontiers and dynamics, as well as promoting their understandings of multicultural experience and thinking patterns.