Sydney Nursing School goes global
10 June 2011
More than 120 nursing students from 50 universities and colleges across the USA, Canada, Japan, Ghana and Australia experienced first-hand the nursing education opportunities at the University of Sydney.
Professor Jill White AM, Dean of Sydney Nursing School, was delighted to again host the international delegation:
"It is a great opportunity for the student s to learn about the health care system in Australia, the delivery of health services in a variety of settings and meet our own students. It gives all students the chance to exchange information, share perspectives on their local health systems and experiences about nursing education and university life," Professor White said.
Participants in the ISLP are considered to be exceptional students from universities, mainly from across the United States, who have demonstrated exemplary leadership with a dedicated interest in pursuing a career in nursing.
"The delegation will tour the state-of-the art clinical simulation laboratories and undertake a basic life support scenario. Using the high fidelity mannequin, known as SimMan, they will be given a scenario to practice cardiac compressions and airway support to maintain the patient until a cardiac team arrives," Professor White said.
Additionally, the students participated in classroom activities to debate health care resource allocation and the use of social media by health care consumers."
Sydney Nursing School's Master of Nursing students met the delegation to swap experiences about nursing education and discuss the differences in nursing education and practice within the contexts of the Australian and USA health systems.
"In Sydney the delegates also visited Royal Prince Alfred Hospital so there will be lots of interesting observations for the students to discuss. As health care environments are evolving and changing, both here and overseas, this visit to Sydney Nursing School presents an excellent international learning opportunity for the ISLP delegation and our own nursing students," Professor White said.
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