At right, Shu-Ling Chen, RN, nursing department chair and professor at Hung Kuang University, presents a gift to Susan Salmond, RN, UMDNJ nursing dean.
For the second year in a row, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Nursing welcomed students and faculty from Taiwans Hung Kuang University for nearly two weeks of educational and cultural experiences as part of UMDNJs International Nursing Visitor program.
Under the direction of UMDNJ Associate Professor Huey-Shys Chen, RN, PhD, FAAN, the July 10-20 visit provided a full itinerary for the 11 students and two faculty members — Hung Kuang Nursing Department Chairwoman and Professor Shu-Ling Chen, RN, PhD, and Professor Chi-Sheng Yang, PhD.
The visit included classroom lectures, nursing simulations at the school of nursings Learning Lab and trips to local hospitals, health clinics and skilled nursing facilities. Essex County executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. greeted the group during their visit to Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove, N.J.
The Taiwanese visitors also enjoyed an American barbecue at the home of UMDNJ Nursing Professor Melanie Percy, RN, PhD, CPNP, FAAN, FAANP, as well as trips to popular attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and Pennsylvanias Amish country. For many of the guests, this was their first visit to the U.S.