KWNC’s New Academic Year Commences with Two Major Reforms

  • KWNC President Van Iat Kio giving an opening speech

  • Kiang Wu Hospital Director Dr. Ma Hok Cheung giving a speech

  • Kiang Wu Hospital Director Dr. Ma Hok Cheung introducing facilities of the hospital

  • Students of different years immediately become friends through interactive games

Adopting New Programme Definitive Document and Implementing English-Medium Teaching

Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (KWNC) held its Reopening Ceremony for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programme (BSN) 2016/2017 on 26 August 2016. President Van Iat Kio, Vice-President Xing Zhihong and all KWNC staff were present to welcome 80 new students from Macao, Hong Kong and Mainland China. President Van emphasized that the two reforms for this year are to optimize the support system for students as well as to comply with the international trends and new governmental policies. Facing the challenging studies in nursing, she wishes students to be determined to strive for their lifelong goal of becoming nursing professionals with loving heart.

The reopening ceremony took place at the Auditorium of Kiang Wu Hospital Radiation Building, where Vice-Chair of Board of Directors of KWNC Ung Pui Kun, Director of Kiang Wu Hospital Dr. Ma Hok Cheung, Assistant Director of Kiang Wu Hospital Fok Wai Lan, Deputy Chief of Nursing Department of Kiang Wu Hospital Ng Ngai, Consultant of KWNC Students' Union and Legislator Wong Kit Cheng, President of Alumni Association of KWNC Leong Pou Heng were present.

KWNC invited the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) from the United Kingdom to conduct an Institutional Quality Audit last year and received ratings of confidence and recognition on four outstanding practices. President Van expressed that the College will undergo reforms on policies in terms of curriculum and teaching medium. The new Programme Definitive Document adopts the outcome-based approach and the clinical learning hours are modified. In addition, KWNC will further intensify the biliterate and trilingual (English, Cantonese and Mandarin) teaching through different initiatives including the"Professional Communication & Academic Literacy Learning Support (PCALLS) System". 

Furthermore, various student support systems will be put into full operation in optimizing students' learning including the online learning system, simulation teaching as well as different training in strengthening students' critical thinking. It is hoped that through these support, students will be able to adapt quicker for different cases in reality. President Van also anticipated that a number of theme talks on "interprofessional learning" will be held throughout the new academic year, through which students will be able to gain further understanding of the roles and functions of different health care professions. As this year marks the 145th anniversary of Kiang Wu Charitable Association, President Van also took this chance to congratulate and express gratitude to all leadership and staff of the Association, Hospital and College at the ceremony.

Kiang Wu Hospital Director Dr. Ma Hok Cheung then introduced to students the background, motto and service status of Kiang Wu Hospital, followed by an awarding ceremony for different awards including scholarships, Best Nursing Preceptor Award, Best Provider of Nursing Clinical Instruction Award, as well as presentation of Certificate of Appointment to Nursing Preceptors, Consultant of Students' Union and Mentors of Sub-clubs of Students' Union. The awardees of Best Nursing Preceptor Award this year are Nurses Tang Weng I, Lio Man Chi and Pun Kit I. The Best Provider of Nursing Clinical Instruction Award goes to the Cardiology Ward on the 8th floor of south wing of Kiang Wu Hospital and the General Surgery Ward on the 11th floor of north wing of the Hospital.