KWNC Achieves Orderly Development of Local Specialty-based Clinical Placement Venues

  • Group photo of the Accreditation Panel and KWNC representatives

  • Delegation of Kiang Wu Hospital having discussion meeting with the Accreditation Panel

Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (KWNC) has conducted an accreditation of clinical placement venues for the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (PDAN) Programme on 23 and 24 April. The representatives of the College, Kiang Wu Hospital, Centro Hospitalar Conde de São Januário, and University Hospital convened four meetings with experts and conducted site visits to clinical placement venues of five specialties in three hospital within the two days.

The accreditation panel consisted of nursing experts from 5 specialities, including:

Panel Chair: 
CHAN Yim Fan, Jessica, Advanced Practice Nurse of the Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, United Christian Hospital

Panel Members: 
KO Po Shan, Polly, Nurse Consultant (Palliative Care) of Haven of Hope Hospital 
KWAN Yee Mei, Jojo, Nurse Consultant (Diabetes Care) of Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, Hong Kong Baptist Hospital
HO Hau Sim, Eva, Nurse Consultant (Renal Care) of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, and 
LI Man Pan, Stephen, Centre Manager of Institute of Professional Education

With the support of Hong Kong Hospital Authority, the College has established the PDAN programme since 2008, providing a high-level specialty nursing training opportunity for in-service nurses. Nine specialty subjects including diabetes nursing, renal nursing, cardiac care nursing, gerontological nursing, hospice and palliative nursing, intensive care nursing, rehabilitation nursing, peri-operative nursing, and child and adolescent nursing have been offered in this programme. Over the years, the College has nurtured nearly 50 graduates.

To further promote the localization of specialty nursing education and enable students to have a better understanding of the local healthcare system and public needs for service quality enhancement, the College systematically expands the local speciality-based clinical placement venues. The paediatrics and intensive care unit of Kiang Wu Hospital successfully achieved the accreditation last year. Moreover, with the strong support and enthusiastic cooperation of Centro Hospitalar Conde de São Januário and University Hospital, the accredited clinical placement venues have been expanded to six major specialities in three local hospitals, including diabetes, paediatrics, cardiology, nephrology, hospice and palliative care nursing and intensive care unit.

Feedbacks provided by the experts on the programme and clinical placement venues were positive, indicating that the nursing preceptors have invested enormous time and effort in nurturing students. Doctors and nurses have also maintained a good cooperation and collaboration to provide students with an excellent learning environment. Indeed, the experts have offered objective guidance on the contents of the student's clinical study manual, and assisted in the design of learning syllabus with a closer integration of theory and practice to enhance learning outcomes. This accreditation has marked an important milestone and laid a solid foundation for the future development of local specialty nursing education.