Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has established a dual degree program in nursing with Hubei University of Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Brenda Allen, WSSU provost, and Dr. Peggy Valentine, WSSU School of Health Sciences dean, met with Wang Hua, president of Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, and several of that school’s key administrators to create a program that will allow nursing students who complete two years at Hubei University to transfer to WSSU to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.  The first group of students from China is expected in fall 2014.  WSSU initially signed an agreement to collaborate with Hubei University on professional nursing education in September 2010.

The delegation from Hubei University also had an opportunity to tour the WSSU campus, visit the virtual hospital at The Enterprise Center, see the human performance and biodynamics laboratory, watch the WSSU mobile clinic in action at East Winston Shopping Center, enjoy a brief tour of Old Salem and attend a Winston-Salem Dash baseball game.

In addition to the university president, other visitors included Song Li, vice director of international exchange and cooperation, Ping Fu, director of the International Education School, Zhen Zhao, director of the Information and Engineering School, and Hanping Zhang, director of the Acupuncture and Orthopedics School.  Hubei University of Chinese Medicine is located in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in the central part of the People’s Republic of China. Referenced from WSSU