Launch of China Nursing Consortium of Elite Teaching Hospitals

The Board of the China Consortium of Elite Teaching Hospitals (for physician residency education) just launched a parallel Nursing Consortium that aims to strengthen training programs for nurses in the Consortium hospitals. The Consortium held a formal launch event in Beijing on May 8, a few days before International Nurses Day (May 12). The Nursing Consortium is comprised of 9 leading Chinese hospitals, and Consortium Chair President Zhao Yupei of Peking Union Medical College Hospital presented appointment certificates to each institution's nursing director, who will serve on the Nursing Consortium Executive Committee.

The China Nursing Consortium of Elite Teaching Hospitals has drafted a charter, covering membership, vision and mission, organizational structure and workplan. Members plan to share ideas about their respective residency programs, visit elite U.S. hospitals and a nursing accreditation body, and apply a "self-study" approach similar to the one that Consortium hospitals used to survey and modify their physician residency programs. The Nursing Consortium hopes to be able to deliver valuable input into national policy-making in standardizing nurse residency training.

The 9 members of the Nursing Consortium are Peking Union Medical College Hospital; The First Affiliated Hospital, Peking University; Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University; West China Hospital, Sichuan University; The First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University; Xiangya Hospital, Central South University; The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University; and Queen Mary Hospital, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong.

CMB has been engaged in the work of the China Consortium of Elite Teaching Hospitals since its inception in 2015, providing programmatic support and connecting members to  international expertise in graduate medical education.