The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, at King’s College London represented by Dr. Jaqualyn Moore and the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, at Bethlehem University represented by Dean Mariam Awad organized a virtual international workshop on Wednesday, 10 March 2021.
The workshop aimed to connect nursing students from both countries virtually to learn about each other’s nursing programs, courses taken, healthcare systems, opportunities and challenges faced as nursing students, their roles and responsibilities in patient care, and their experiences throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
51 students from King’s College London and 22 students from Bethlehem University attended the workshop that was moderated by both Dr. Moore King’s College London and Ms. Narmeen Qumsieh from Bethlehem University.
For more than an hour, students were divided into three groups and got the chance to introduce themselves, get to know each other, ask questions, and express themselves freely.
“The meeting was very informative; it gave me new insights toward different cultures, nursing programs, and healthcare systems,” one of the participants stated.
Another student has expressed that he did not want the meeting to end and was so glad when students gave him applause when he told them he is graduating in June. The experience was very fulfilling and contributed positively to the students’ personal and professional development.