Collaboration Series- 4 “Sharing International perspectives of nurse training in the UK and India."

Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing (MCON), MAHE, Manipal and Department of Nursing, Edge Hill University, UK organized Academic Student Collaboration Series- 4 on “Sharing International perspectives of nurse training in the UK and India” on 3rd December 2021 between 4 pm & 5 pm through MS Teams Virtual Platform.

Ms Crystal Venessa Noronha, II Year BSc Nursing student, MCON welcomed the gathering. This event started with the keynote address from Dr Toni Bewley, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Edge Hill University, who briefed the course on BSc nursing and social work at Edge Hill University. The session continued with the student interaction from both the universities discussing the impact of pandemics on academic activities. The main issues for discussion raised were; challenges faced during the pandemic concerning classroom and clinical activities, method of course delivery during the pandemic, the pattern of examination, scope of the course, and placement opportunities.

The session was concluded by Dr Radhika, Assistant Professor from MCON, who briefed the holistic health delivery in an Indian setting and various speciality exposure given to the student nurses in their course for clinical practice.

Ms Rowan Chalmers, a student from Edge Hill University, thanked everyone for contributing to this knowledge-sharing event. A total of 27 participants (11 national and 16 international) from MAHE and Edge Hill University participated in this event.