The School of Nursing was established in 2001. It adheres to the fundamental task of establishing moral education and upholds the motto of “diligence, benevolence, prudence and truth-seeking”, and is committed to cultivating advanced nursing talents with “solid foundation, strong skills, humanism and innovation”. Students in the school has participated and won the National First Prize, Gold Award and other prizes in the “Challenge Cup”, “Internet +” and other competitions. The passing rate of nursing graduates participating in the national practice qualification examination maintains 100%. The school has sent more than 7000 graduates to the society, and it is the main nursing talents training base in Zhejiang Province which integrates clinical practice, teaching, scientific research and management.
The school has first-level discipline master degree, and has been approved as a Key Discipline, an Advantageous Major in the 12th and 13th Five-Year Plans and Key Major in Zhejiang Province. In 2016, the undergraduate nursing program was the first to be certified by the National Ministry of Education. It was later approved to be the national first-class major construction point in 2019.
The school owns university laboratories jointly built by the province and the ministry and Experimental Demonstration Center of Zhejiang Province with well-equipped nursing experimental equipment. It can arrange students to 56 fully reinforced clinical internship bases, and takes the lead in exploring the three-step nursing experimental teaching mode of “basic-special-comprehensive” in China.
The school implements the strategy of strengthening the school with talents, actively promotes the deep integration of the school and the hospital, and strives to build a reasonable structure and excellent quality of the faculty. Currently, there are 2 doctoral supervisors, 26 master supervisors, 220 teachers with senior professional titles, and 7 teachers with doctoral degrees. The faculty members of the school have been honored as “National Labor Medal”, the “Good people of China”, “Provincial Excellent Teacher”, “Advanced Individual” of educating by teaching, managing and serving in Zhejiang Province and other honors. The school has gained honors such as the “March Eighth Red Flag Collective” and “Women’s Civilization Post” of Zhejiang Province.
The school carries out vigorously educational and teaching reforms. In recent years, the teachers in the school have edited or coedited 96 various textbooks and 16 academic monographs. They have presided over more than 300 projects and have published more than 600 papers in kinds of journals. They have also obtained more than 20 scientific research achievements and over 20 teaching awards in various competitions.
Adhering to openning-up school running, it has established cooperative relations with more than 20 universities and educational and scientific research institutions in more than 10 countries or regions and thus the international exchanges are increasingly active. The undergraduate program of nursing major jointly established with Thomas University in the United States was the first sino-foreign cooperative program approved by the Ministry of Education in China in 2011. In 2018, it was approved by the Ministry of Education to carry out a master’s degree education program in nursing science in cooperation with Burapha University in Thailand, which was the first sino-foreign master’s education program in Wenzhou Medical University. In response to the Belt and the Road Initiative, the school launched the Life Angel Project that was the first training program of African midwifery assistants in 2018 which was selected into the Chinese Government Scholarship Program of the Ministry of Education named the China-Africa Friendship in 2019.
The school consciously practices the responsibility of healing the wounded, rescuing the dying and serving the society. The school is the fifth international training school for ostomy therapists (WCET) in China, the training base for specialized nurses in Zhejiang Province and the primary ambulance training base of Wenzhou Red Cross Society. It has provided volunteer service of first aid knowledge publicity for 15 years and has been approved as the pilot project of the development plan of Chinese Red Cross Volunteer Service Project and the teenager social practice project of Chinese Red Cross. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in 2020, the faculty and students actively participated in the prevention and control of the pandemic. Though classes were suspended, they didn’t suspend learning, teaching and serving the community and institutions. In countless moments and scenes, they all showed the responsibility of caregivers.
Seeking the growth of nursing teachers and students, seeking the development of nursing career, the School of Nursing will carry the original aspiration in mind and practice the mission. It will push forward actively the seven development plans, including party building quality enhancement, talent introduction and cultivation, discipline breakthrough, major improvement, platform transformation, social service and excellent nursing students training plan. Focusing on undergraduate education, actively developing postgraduate education, focusing on clinical nursing, featuring internationalization, and striving to build a domestic first-class and internationally influential applied research institute, the university will write a new chapter of nursing in the process of building an “important window” for the cultivation of high-quality nursing talents in Zhejiang. (The above data is available until October, 2020.)