Nursing professionals become master teachers to train Hainan healthcare workers

Training of nurses in Hainan, China

Training of nurses in Hainan, China

A grant of S$1.5 million from Temasek Foundation made it possible for Nanyang Polytechnic International to train 156 master healthcare professionals from Hainan over 2 years. They included officials of medical institutions and the Hainan Public Health Bureau, nursing management students, nursing educators and clinical instructors.

The main aim of the course was to upgrade the level of nursing training for healthcare professionals in Hainan. Participants are now better equipped to train others and have been teaching 2,000 nurses across the Chinese province in areas such as critical care, assistance in surgical procedures and emergency care methods.

The Hainan Public Health Bureau has also organised sharing sessions for the participants to share key learning points, nursing teaching methods and specialised nursing procedures with students from 74 medical institutions and schools.

As a result of the training, new training manuals on intensive care nursing, peri-operative nursing and emergency nursing were published by the Hainan Public Health Bureau to complement the existing national curriculum.