Nursing Education and Development

UFH is passionate about nursing education and development for our nurses. We ensure that our nurses are up-to-date with the current nursing practice along with role-enhancement courses to equip them in providing specialized care to our patients. Our nurse education and training is focused on improving and developing these four core-nursing competencies:

  1.  Clinical Competencies (Skills and Knowledge)
  2. Communication Skills
  3. Professionalism and Customer Service
  4. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Each facility has a dedicated team that coordinates all the training and education activities within the nursing department. The Nursing Education Department in Beijing and Shanghai are staffed with professional nurse educators who work closely with the nursing leadership, unit-based nurse educators, and life support instructors. Other facilities have nurse trainers and unit educators in charge of training the nurses. Training sessions utilize various teaching strategies including lecture discussions, case studies, role-playing, skills laboratory and simulation scenarios. The simulation program, established in 2009 is equipped with high tech simulation equipment, partial trainers, and other equipment that simulate real work environment.

Here is a preview of training courses and activities provided by the Nursing Education Department:

  1. New Nurse Orientation
  2. Nurse Residency Program (for New Graduate Nurses)
  3. Life Support Courses:
    • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  4. Preceptorship Course
  5. Patient Care Course (Customer Service Training)
  6. Infection Control
  7. Level 1 & 2 Nurses Training
  8. Unit Educator Course
  9. Physical Assessment Course
  10. Leadership Training
  11. Journal Club
  12. Specialty Courses (ICU, NICU, OB, Pediatric, Oncology, Psychiatric Nursing and other specialty courses)

UFH has also launched the e-Learning program for nurses to standardize nursing policies and procedures knowledge especially among newly hired nurses.

Nurses also have an opportunity to be training externally in specialty hospitals in Beijing and around China depending on department needs and nurses’ eligibility. International training or exchange programs are also available as part of the nurses development.