Nine SMU Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) nursing students travelled to Hamamatsu Japan to learn about nursing in Japan as well as the Japanese healthcare system.
The Japan Collaborative took place May 30 – June 9, 2015, and was an exchange of undergraduate nursing students between Samuel Merritt University and Seirei Christopher University (SCU), Hamamatsu, Japan. (Click here to read about a recent visit from SCU students to SMU.)
“This exchange was an incredible opportunity for our students to learn about nursing in another culture as well as develop new friendships to last a lifetime,” said H. Paul Smith, Assistant Professor.
Students engaged in a variety of learning activities around such topics as disaster nursing, care of the elderly, hospice nursing and Home Care. Each of the students also experienced an overnight homestay visit with a Japanese family.
SMU faculty also delivered a presentation to the SCU faculty on the use of simulation at Samuel Merritt University.
The following SMU faculty and students made the trip:
H. Paul Smith, PhD, R.N. Assistant Professor
Sylvia Fox, PhD, R.N., Assistant Professor
Laurie Rosa, MS, R.N., Assistant Professor
Katelin Chan, BSN Student
Blair Erickson, ABSN Student
Jamie Flanigan, BSN Student
Joy Kang, BSN Student
Linda Law, BSN Student
Rhea Morales, BSN Student
Savitha Quadros, BSN Student
Marco Ramos, BSN Student
Jeff Smith, ABSN Student