On May 8, 2019, before the 108th International Nurses Day, PUMCH led eight hospitals and established the China Consortium of Elite Teaching Hospitals for Nursing. It is meant to build up a mode for standardized nursing training that fits Chinese conditions. Academician Zhao Yupei, chairman of the China Consortium of Elite Teaching Hospitals and president of PUMCH, granted letters of appointment as executive directors to the nursing department chiefs of the nine hospitals.
Wu Xinjuan, chairperson of the Chinese Nursing Association (CNA) and director of the Department of Nursing, PUMCH, gave an introduction of the goals of the Consortium for Nursing. It is established by PUMCH leading eight other members of the China Consortium of Elite Teaching Hospitals and is supported by the US-based China Medical Board (CMB) and CNA. It aims at building a standardized nurse training mode that runs through the career and fits Chinese conditions. It will focus on trainings, share quality teaching resources for clinical nursing, formulate standards and play a leading role in nursing education across the country.
The Consortium for Nursing, guided by the Training Guidelines for Newly Recruited Nurses (Trial) by the National Health Commission, will first build a standardized training system for new nurses that is in line with international practices. By conducting surveys on current conditions and borrowing mature experience from the world, it will build training platforms, formulate training standards, try them among Consortium members and then promote them across the country. It also plans projects for teachers of clinical nursing and training of specialized nurses.
CMB President Lincoln C. Chen sent a video speech to the event. He said the establishment of the Consortium for Nursing is a landmark and hoped it will raise China’s clinical nursing education to world level.
At the ceremony, nursing chiefs of the nine hospitals--PUMCH, Peking University First Hospital, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, LKS Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong and Peking University Third Hospital--lit up the screen together to formally start the Consortium for Nursing. PUMCH President Zhao Yupei granted letters of appointment as executive directors to the nursing department chiefs of the nine hospitals.
PUMCH President Zhao Yupei grants letters of appointment as executive directors of the Consortium for Nursing.