SRM University’s School of Nursing played host to a mission from the UK, designed to build and foster ties in nursing education and research. SRM University was chosen as a destination by the UK’s principal education and cultural agency, the British Council.
The United Kingdom has a long and illustrious history in nursing, the home of modern nursing, beginning with Florence Nightingale who initiated formal schools of nursing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The role of nursing has changed dramatically over the years from being support staff to doctors to professionals in their own right.
The visitors shared contemporary themes and knowledge in nursing to budding nurses. The team included specialists in the care of vulnerable adults (Dr Malcolm Peter McIver, Bournemouth University), renal medicine (Sarah Woolley, Staffordshire University), midwifery (Catherine McDougall, University of Plymouth) and paediatrics (Hephzibah Samuel, Anglia Ruskin University). Also on the agenda was a presentation by the team on the teaching- learning practices in nursing in the UK, and a discussion on how the leads for collaboration could be taken forward.
The College of Nursing at SRM, established in 1992, trains and prepares nurses for a lifetime of dedicated service to the community, providing the healing touch to the sick and infirm. Modern teaching methods are used with a view to moulding students into highly confident and resourceful persons, endowed with the unique qualities of love, courage, and warmth, all intrinsic qualities of the profession.