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22 April 2022

Faculty renews international nursing collaboration

King’s has renewed its collaboration with the Nanjing Vocational Health College to continue to support the global need for highly-skilled nurses.


Over the last six years, the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s College London has been working with Nanjing Vocational Health College (NVHC) to help build the local healthcare workforce in the Jiangsu province of China. As the world’s second-highest ranked nursing faculty (according to QS World Rankings), King's has provided the Nanjing community with high-quality education and consultancy services and broadened development opportunities for many staff members who have travelled to and from Nanjing. Since 2016, the project has provided over 800 nurses with professional development courses, 22 students have graduated from the one-year BSc Nursing programme, and 3 are currently studying for their PhD.

On Friday, 22 April, the long-standing partnership between London and Nanjing was renewed for five years and celebrated through a virtual signing ceremony. The partnership will continue to deliver a structured programme of services to the Nanjing healthcare workforce, along with opportunities for sharing best practices and providing staff and students with exchange opportunities.

We are delighted to extend our collaboration and we look forward to working together on this important project.

Mary Crawford, Senior Lecturer and Academic lead, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

We are committed to sharing our excellence in nursing through high-quality education via our BSc, MSc and PhD programmes. This renewal will help support the global need for a highly-skilled nursing workforce and will provide Nanjing nurses with a strong knowledge basis to provide excellent care.

Professor Richard Harding, Vice Dean (International), Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

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Vice Dean (International) and Director and Global Lead, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation

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Senior International Partnerships Manager

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Programmes & Contracts Manager (Education)