TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prof. Myat Thandar, Rector of University of Nursing, Yangon, Myanmar, led a delegation to visit National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, facilitating the collaboration in nursing education with the university, on August 17.
NCKU President Huey-Jen Jenny Su extended her warm welcome to the delegation and shared her personal sentiments and experience of precious visit to Yangon University in July. She said, “We should continue our efforts to further develop and deepen the partnership.”
Thandar and Su exchanged their opinions on higher education and the current trends in nursing education.
Thandar raised her concern about the nursing shortage in Myanmar and looked for further assistance and collaborative efforts from NCKU.
She said, “I think the nursing program here in NCKU is very interesting, especially the specialty programs. There are a lot of similarity between yours and the ones we have, so I can see there’s great potential for us to collaborate in nursing education.”
Su said, “Our students from different levels and backgrounds could probably best participate in your bottom-up training need.”
“For instance, we have wonderful master level graduate students who have already gone through solid four-year college level of nursing education, in addition they have been trained with proper methodology and further specialties of any specific fields at different levels,” according to Su.
“Because of the closeness of our regions, ethnic linkages and probably some of our cultural values, they can be considered a nice supporting group to join your education for the nursing training sectors throughout the country,” she added.
Thandar said, “In my opinion, every country should have a pool of competent trainers.”
She noted that the nursing organizations in Myanmar are in need of specialist nurses from abroad who can train their trainers and educators in the universities.
“We need professionals like specialist nurses from abroad to come to us and train like 10 to 15 nurses and then preparation for education, this is very important,” she said.
The Myanmar delegation includes Thandar, Prof. Theingi Myint, Pro-rector and Prof. Khin Mar Myint, Head of Training and Research from the University of Medicine, and Daw Sein Yaw May from the Community Health Nursing Department in the University of Nursing.