Sask Polytech and University of Regina students place second at international nursing competition 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Two Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) students received second place in the sixth annual International Nursing Skills Competition in Shanghai, China, hosted by the Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Shanghai Nursing Education Group.

Wei Li and Nicole Marchand represented the Saskatchewan Polytechnic and University of Regina SCBScN team in the international division category, which was made up of 18 teams from eight countries. Scored scenarios focused on the international standard of medical care as it applies to nursing.

“Participating in the skills competition opened my eyes to the different perspectives on nursing care held around the world,” shares Nicole Marchand, SCBScN student. “The experience allowed me to learn from the strengths of other countries, as well as to share the strengths of the Canadian model of nursing.”

Teams from Canada, the United States, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Australia and Taiwan participated in the event, which is intended to display and test the nursing skills of participants, and to promote the improvement of nursing education around the world

Read more about the competition here.