Westminster Initiates Nursing Exchange Program in Thailand
May 29, 2007
Students and Faculty to Broaden Global Perspectives
Recognizing the need of all professionals to embrace an increasingly “flat world,” Westminster’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences is implementing a nursing student/faculty exchange program with Payap University in Thailand. This June, Westminster nursing students and faculty will travel on the first annual trip to Thailand.
As the Asian economy becomes a global influence, it is more important than ever for all professionals to have a global perspective in their field, whether their field is business, education or nursing. While in Thailand, Westminster nursing students and faculty will learn how the Thai health care system operates, how nursing is taught and how community health care is administered in Thailand, through observation, classes and lab work.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for professional and personal development that benefits both our nursing faculty and our students by further expanding their global perspective on health care,” said Dr. Jean Dyer, Dean of Westminster’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The exchange program is open to all Westminster nursing faculty as well as sophomore or junior nursing students.
Payap University is private institution established by the Church of Christ in Thailand in 1974. It is a founding member of the Association of Private Higher Education Institutions in Thailand. As part of the exchange program, Payap University nursing faculty and students will also visit Westminster this coming September, allowing Thai nursing students to develop their global perspective of the nursing field.
About Westminster’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences
The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offer a Bachelors of Science in nursing degree and three graduate programs in Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Education, and Family Nurse Practitioner. The programs focus on professional nursing care based on knowledge from theory and research. Students learn and practice their skills in state-of-the-art facilities, and Westminster nurses are always highly sought after. The nursing program provides students with a liberal and professional education to enable them to continue life-long personal and professional development.
About Westminster College
Westminster College, founded in 1875, is a private, comprehensive liberal arts college dedicated to students and their learning. The college prepares its students for success through a strong foundation of liberal education combined with cutting-edge professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located where the Rocky Mountains meet the city of Salt Lake, Westminster blends classroom learning with experiences presented by its unique location to help students develop skills and attributes critical for success in a rapidly changing world. U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of colleges and universities in the West, and Kaplan/Newsweek’s America’s Hottest Colleges named Westminster as one of the “367 Most Interesting Schools” in the country. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu .