The purpose of this centre is to extend the evidence-based nursing practice to a wider population. It will contribute to the production of systematic reviews by faculty members, students, as well as nursing specialists in the affiliated hospitals and communities. Moreover, the Centre will strive to become a role model of generating and utilizing the evidence based practice in China. The centre will put efforts in providing the opportunity for clinicians and educators to share their expertise in research and Evidence-Based Practice, promoting dissemination and transferring knowledge generated by the Joanna Briggs Institute. Furthermore, the center will enrich the existing evidence with literature written in Chinese.
Giving the fact that Peking University School of Nursing has been the leading pioneer in China for years, the establishment of PUHSC Collaborating Centre will surely make an impact upon nursing practice in China. It will contribute to JBI in expanding their goal of producing systematic reviews, disseminating the knowledge, and ultimately implementing evidence based nursing practice globally.
About Peking University Health Science Center
Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) is a well-structured, multi-disciplined, and comprehensive medical education institution with a long history. It has built a unique campus culture that advocates diligence, rigor, objectivity and creativity. With the strong support of the central government, this first public medical school of China will continue to offer quality medical education to the Chinese health care system. Its highest goal is, with all its heart and all its might, to create an internationally recognized medical institute of excellence and to offer first-class medical education for the health of all human beings.
PUHSC has 6 schools and 8 university hospitals. In addition, 13 hospitals in Beijing serve as teaching hospitals. PUHSC offers a full range of courses for 8 specialties including basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, preventive medicine, stomatology, pharmacy, nursing, medical laboratory diagnosis and biomedical English. It has 47 accredited doctoral programs and 59 master programs. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs, it also plays an active role in continuing education. PUHSC has developed 20 disciplines that have gained national recognition.
PUHSC, the first Medical Institution of Western medicine founded by Chinese Government, is developing rapidly in the new era, with its academic atmosphere of “Diligence, Rigor, Objectivity, and Creativity” and its ethos of “Firm political orientation, truth seeking in study and devotion in service”. In the process of building an outstanding university in the world, PUHSC, with the strong support of the central government, will attain its final goal: institute and offer first-class medical education with all its heart and all its might.
About Peking University School of Nursing
Peking University School of Nursing (formally known as Faculty of Nursing, Beijing Medical University) was among the first nursing schools to restore advanced nursing education in China. It was granted to be the first school of offering Master Degree program in nursing by the National Education Committee, the People’s Republic of China in 1990. It is also the key institution of the Education Steering Committee for higher education in nursing, approved by the Ministry of Education P. R. China. The school has existing educational affiliation agreements with more than 20 agencies including hospitals, community health centers and long-term care settings. Moreover, it has access to rich resources from both main campus of Peking University and the Health Science Center.
At present, Peking University School of Nursing offers four degree programs: PhD, Master, Bachelor, and Associate Degree Programs as well as various continuing educational programs for post-registration nurses. In total, the School has an enrollment of more than 1600 students. The goal of the school is to produce graduates with solid knowledge of nursing science, competency and passion. The school has put enormous efforts in curriculum design and teaching method innovation and reform, and received Peking University Education Achievement Award in 2001 & 2004, Beijing Education Achievement Award, and National Education Achievement Award in 2005.
Peking University School of Nursing comprises of five academic departments: Fundamental Nursing, Medical & Surgical Nursing, Midwifery, Women & Child Health, Community Nursing，and Humanities in Nursing. Forty-six faculty and staff members are now actively engaged in the present teaching and research. Twenty of them have senior professional titles and fourteen of them have a PhD degree. They have varies research grants to facilitate national and international research and professional development from Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Beijing Health Bureau, Capital Medical Development Funds, as well as oversea foundations such as China Medical Board Foundation, Project HOPE Foundation, UNPFA Foundation. Representatives from each of academic departments have shown great interests in working with the JBI Collaborating Center. The main research areas range from clinical nursing to community care, health polices, nursing administration and education. Research projects cover vulnerable population across life span, from perinatal care to longterm care of the elderly.
For more information, please visit http://nursing.bjmu.edu.cn/