WIT welcomed two nursing students from Korea this week. The will undertake a period of English tuition followed by a clinical nursing placement at Killure Bridge Nursing Home, Waterford.
Pictured are Deirdre Chapman, Nurse Allocations Officer, Sinead Day, International Manager, Yerin, Kyuk Ki Nursing Students from Korea and Hellen Kang Griffith, Asia Development Officer, WIT
This semester we hosted a student from Finland who completed a placement in Kilure Bridge Nursing Home. Staff and residents enjoyed providing a placement for her and the ensuing exchange of knowledge and ideas as a result of this.
Columbus State University School of Nursing enjoyed a visit to WIT Department of Nursing and Health Care recently. Dona-Lee Ferguson, a faculty member, was accompanied by five 3rd and 4th year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students and they were welcomed to WIT by Dr Suzanne Denieffe.
The purpose of their visit was to get an understanding of Irish health care and education and meet the WIT nursing students.
Among their itinerary they met with Ms Lenora Fitzgerald, public health nurse and research student in WIT who outlined her role in the community and her research project. They visited St Otteran's Hospital where Ms Marilyn Vereker, A/CPC gave them a very informative talk on the history of mental health services in Ireland and spent some time in Killure Bridge Nursing home with the Director of Care, Ms Mary Burke.
They also had the opportunity to visit Whitfield Clinic / and UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre where they were given a presentation by Mr Paul Lynam CEO, Ms Jo Brehany CPC and Ms Cationa McDonald Director of Operations.
Overall the visit was very successful and builds on the strong relationships WIT has with Columbus State University Georgia.