Josai International University

Monash Nursing and Midwifery hosted a group of 4th year nursing students from Josai International University, Japan. The purpose of their visit was to learn ‘palliative care’ and ‘culture and nursing’. 20 students chose this program as their elective subject and spent two weeks with Monash University.

This program consisted of lectures, workshops, clinical visits, group presentations based on ‘palliative care’ and ‘culture and nursing’, and a cultural exchange session with Monash University nursing students. Clinical visits were supported by health networks and service providers in Peninsula/Mornington areas. With the cultural exchange session, 2nd year nursing students from Monash University participated. Students from both universities exchanged their experiences of studying nursing in different countries.

Below is some examples of the Josai International University student’s feedback:

‘It was a life changing experience’

‘I will use this new knowledge especially ‘active listening’ and ‘holistic care’ wherever I work as a nurse in the future’

‘We learned the importance of self-care for nurses in order to provide high quality care for patients’

Feedback from Josai International University students demonstrates that they are satisfied with their learning experience at Monash University.

Reported by Kaori Shimoinaba (Lecturer, Japanese program coordinator, MNM)