Fu Jen Catholic University students visit Brisbane campus
In February the Queensland campus of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine hosted seven students and an academic staff member from Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. The students, all from the discipline of nursing, were undertaking either undergraduate or postgraduate nursing degrees at Fu Jen Catholic University.
All of the Fu Jen students were completing a unit on International Nursing and Health Studies which included international travel to experience the discipline of nursing in another context. As part of their international experience with Australian Catholic University, students attended classes on the Australian health care system, Australian nursing practice, health care regulation, Indigenous health and education of Indigenous health workers. They also attended clinical visits with ACU Clinical School partner, The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) where they observed nursing practice in the clinical environment and spoke with Professor Paul Fulbrook about nursing research initiatives undertaken by the TPCH Nursing Practice Research and Development Centre.
Similar clinical observational experiences were also hosted by the Holy Spirit Northside Hospital, Brighton Health Campus and the ACU Health Clinic, Banyo campus. Fu Jen Catholic University will reciprocate by hosting a cohort of ACU nursing students in June of this year for a similar international nursing experience.