Shandong Test Station——A Brief Introduction to Weifang Nursing Vocational College
Weifang Nursing Vocational College is a national full-time regular higher vocational school being officially approved by Shandong provincial government. It was founded in 2011 on the basis of combination of Yidu Health School and Weifang Health School. At present the college has three campuses. The newly built campus, which is also the main campus, lies in Yuntuo scenic area of Qingzhou. It occupies an area of 800 mu with a floor space of 257 thousand square meters. In the college, there are 3 affiliated hospitals, 1 nursing home, 2 training bases supported by provincial finance and 142 high-standard laboratories. The total value of all teaching apparatus and equipment is more than 96 million RMB. Weifang Nursing Vocational College is comprised of a faculty of over 800 full-time and part-time teachers, among which 80% of full-time teachers are professors. The college also employs over 100 renowned experts as part-time professors represented by national academician Fan Daiming, assistant dean of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and national academician Zengyi of Chinese Academy of Sciences. The college now has a total enrollment of over 13,000 full-time students, from everywhere of the country.
Weifang Nursing Vocational College has a long history. The predecessor of Qingzhou campus was a medical school founded by North American Presbyterian in 1889. Based on the medical school, the Medical Department of Cheeloo University, the origin of modern medical education and the initiative strength in nursing education, was established. The predecessor of Weifang campus is the medical and nursing school of the Courtyard of the Happy Way founded by North American Presbyterian in county Wei in 1889. Both of the health schools have more than 120 years of history. Before the combination, both of the two schools are national-level key schools and professional skills appraisal and training bases identified by the Ministry of Health. They were also named as the provincial leading demonstration schools and provincial civilized units, which have produced more than 100,000 health technical personnel.
Weifang Nursing Vocational College integrates higher and secondary vocational education, adult education and technical training. It covers 14 majors including nursing, stomatology technology, rehabilitation technology, pharmacy, accouche, medical laboratory technology, medical nutrition, medical electronic apparatus and maintenance, traditional Chinese medicine, medical imaging technology, medical beauty technology, elderly services and management, health inspection and quarantine technology, and health management, all of which are carried out in a way of adult education and social training according to social demand. Nursing major, with its 100 years of history, is the brand major of the college and characteristic specialty in Shandong province and Weifang city. Military medical nursing is the initiative attempt and brand-orientated major which is implemented in military management. It is employment-orientated for students to go on a field trip to or work in hospital. Therefore, military medical nursing is stipulated as quality of the brand in health system throughout the province. The major of stomatology technology and elderly services and management are the key majors of the college. Based on the majors, such institutions as Weifang Dental Hospital, Weifang Binhai Ever-Green Elderly Nursing Home, etc. have been built. Pharmacy is a featured major of the college, which is also the key major of the province, implementing talent cultivation mode with ordering form, so the graduated students have always been falling short of demand. Rehabilitation technology is another featured major of the college which enjoys a high reputation in the local area.