Vanier College is pleased to announce that a group of fifteen students and one teacher from Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences in China will be visiting Vanier for three weeks from July 30th to the 17th of August. The students and teacher will take nursing classes at Vanier to learn specifically about nursing in Canada and about our approach to geriatric care. As well, they will participate in activities outside of classes to provide students with a cultural experience. The visiting students are all in their first and second year of university nursing studies.
This is the second time Chinese nursing students come to Vanier for intensive summer courses on Canadian nursing practices. The Vanier College International Continuing Education Department organized the visit, which will offer courses given not only by nursing teachers but also by sociology and psychology teachers, external teachers with clinical nursing backgrounds and professionals from First Aid Montreal.
“Continuing Education is very pleased to host this group of students from Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences (SUMHS),” said Rowena Selby, Manager of International Continuing Education. “We hope they will enjoy the combination of intensive theory and interactive sessions offered by Vanier teachers, in addition to hospital visits and lab sessions. Cultural experiences such as their Homestay living situations, getting to know Montreal, restaurant outings, and travel excursions to Ottawa, Quebec City, Toronto and Niagara Falls, will ensure the program will be both academically and personally enriching for everyone involved. We look forward to creating an ongoing relationship with SUMHS.”
The visit began with an orientation session on July 30th and will end with a final certificate giving session at on August 17th.