Created: 25 March 2019
The team from Nagano College of Nursing Japan which comprised two members of faculty and three third year students recently completed the students’ two week exchange program in Samoa. The exchange program between the two institutions commenced after a Memoranda of Understanding was signed in 2001 and was reviewed in August, 2018. In the early years of this initiative, faculty members from the NUS’ School of Nursing went to Japan and circa 2004, the exchange program began to include nursing students. It continues to see nursing students from Samoa and Japan having the opportunity to experience the nursing practice in a different culture, with each institute taking turns on alternating years. The Nagano School of Nursing generously covers the cost of the exchange program for one of NUS’ School of Nursing students and the other student is accommodated by funds raised by the NUS’ School of Nursing faculty and students. At the end of the attachment, students and faculty share their experiences with the host institution and upon their return to their home institution, are able to share the wealth of knowledge and experience gained.
During their attachment in Samoa, Nagano’s School of Nursing students visited the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital in Moto’otua and the Safotu District Health Facility in Savaii. They observed the practice of their nursing counterparts and accompanied nursing teams on their work in the community and schools. See below several photos from the presentation of Nagano College of Nursing students and faculty staff and students from the School of Nursing on Monday March 7th 2019 at the Fale Samoa.
Caption: Nagano College of Nursing Students present to faculty and students of the School of Nursing at the Fale Samoa
Caption: Faculty and students of the School of Nursing listen intently to the exchange student's presentation
Caption: Faculty and students from the Nagano College of Nursing share their thanks with the audience
Caption: Staff of the School of Nursing National University of Samoa with students from the Nagano College of Nursing