Nursing students from HungKuang University in Taiwan are gaining global understanding during the first International Nursing Visitor Program at The University of Toledo Medical Center, which kicked off Sunday, June 30.Eighteen students from HungKuang University will participate in the program, which will end Wednesday, July 10. During their stay, the students will have many opportunities to learn about UTMC as well as U.S. health care and culture.
“The purpose of this program is to provide these nursing students with a more global view and the opportunity to work with colleagues of different cultural backgrounds,” said Dr. Huey-Shys Chen, associate professor and chair of the Department of Nursing and director of the doctor of nursing practice program, who is the head of the planning committee for the program.
These students will study alongside UT nursing students during lectures and with clinical shadowing experiences in UTMC facilities. Both sets of students will have the opportunity to learn about one another’s culture through casual discussion.
HungKuang students will celebrate Independence Day during their visit and learn its meaning to Americans. They also will experience “Thanksgiving in July,” where they sample American dishes, and sightsee by taking a trip to Niagara Falls.