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Nov. 3, 2010

Contact Silvana Richardson, dean of School of Nursing, sfrichardson@viterbo.edu 

VITERBO TO HOST HEALTH CARE DELEGATION FROM LUOYANG, CHINA

LA CROSSE, Wis—Four health care professionals from the Henan University of Science and Technology in Luoyang, China will examine the U.S. system of nurse preparation in a visit hosted by Viterbo University Nov. 8—12.

Among the group are individuals who hold titles of physician, professor, chief nurse, and dean at the university.  The visit represents a reciprocation of sorts. In summer 2009 a group of Viterbo nursing faculty and students visited Henan and the medical facilities in Luoyang.

“We are excited to strengthen the ties and cooperative agreements between the two universities,” said Judy Talbott, a member of Viterbo’s nursing faculty who accompanied students to Luoyang in 2009.

Luoyang is a Sister City to La Crosse and a variety of delegations have moved back and forth between the two cities over the years.

The delegation which plans to visit with Viterbo student nurses regarding their academic experiences will also shadow nursing faculty and students at their clinical sites. The group will also visit the Salvation Army to observe the Caring program which connects Viterbo student nurses with clients of the Salvation Army. Tours of Gundersen Lutheran and Franciscan Skemp are also on the agenda.

“These exchanges are always very rich for all of the participants and during the visit, many opportunities and connections can be made for future exchanges and relationships that ultimately benefit our students and their understanding of how health care operates here and elsewhere in the world,” said Silvana Richardson, dean of the School of Nursing at Viterbo University.

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