Professor to Explore Nursing in China (5/23/2007)

Holy Family University nursing professor Susan M. Miovech will join a group of 40 nurses from across the nation traveling to China as part of the People to People Ambassador Program.

The group, called the Nursing Education and Leadership Delegation to the People’s Republic of China, leaves Los Angeles June 10 and will return to the United States June 23.

Miovech, of Bensalem, has never been to China and is looking forward to learning first-hand how they prepare their nurses to serve a population of 1.3 billion.

Founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, the ambassador program allows the nurses to learn about innovative technologies and methods and witness patient care used in other countries. The program also gives American and foreign nurses a forum in which to exchange ideas and learn about new ways to improve care.

The nursing delegation will be led by Lin Zhan, director of the PhD program for nurses at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

While in China, Miovech will attend programs in Beijing, Shanghai and Guilin, where she and the group will discuss healthcare reform, the role of healthcare providers and nurse education.

The trip will count as 10 to 20 contact hours of continuing education through a partnership between People to People and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

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