First CGFNS International Certified P-ISPN Instructor
Seeks to Improve Nursing Education in The People’s Republic of China
CGFNS International, Inc., congratulated Ling Liu, a nursing instructor at the Huaiyin Advanced Vocational and Technical School of Health in Jiangsu Province, for her success in becoming the first certified instructor for the CGFNS International Standards for Professional Nurses® (ISPN) Program in The People’s Republic of China. She looks forward to developing China’s nursing talents with an international vision and high practice standards.
“I applaud Ms. Liu in attaining this certification so she can inspire her nursing students and other nursing faculty to pursue this professional credential,” said Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN and CEO of CGFNS International.
“Nursing education in The People’s Republic of China is undergoing a major change,” said Ms. Liu. “The forthcoming changes will focus on interdisciplinary knowledge, examination of clinical practices, and increased use of simulations.” Ms. Liu anticipates integrating theoretical concepts with clinical practices throughout the curriculum. She views critical thinking and independent judgment as essential dimensions of development for her students.
Ms. Liu also said China is lacking English proficient nursing instructors. Achieving a proficient level of English competency to pass the CGFNS Qualifying Exam® has been both a challenge and a source of professional satisfaction for her. Huaiyin Advanced Vocational and Technical School of Health praised Ms. Liu for her hard work and dedication in becoming a Certified P-ISPN Instructor.
The Huaiyin Advanced Vocational and Technical School of Health’s goal is to provide nursing education for Chinese nurses who wish to practice in global settings. The School became one of the 88 members of the ISPN Collaborative Network in 2013 after being recognized during the First National English Nursing Practice Skill Competition organized by Health Human Resources Development Center (HHRDC), Ministry of Health, People’s Republic of China, in 2011.
Two of Liu Ling’s colleagues who also participated in the 2013 CGFNS International Summer Institute for Nursing Faculty in 2013 and 19 other instructors are currently studying for the CGFNS Qualifying Exam® which will be administered on November 12, 2014 under the ISPN Program in The People’s Republic of China.