School of Nursing - Peking Union Medical College
Peking Union Medical College School of Nursing (PUMC SON) was founded in 1920 and was the only higher education institute for nursing professionals. The school closed in 1952, and reopened in 1985, merging under the Peking Union Medical College. In 1996, the school merged with China Medical School to form the first nursing college in China. The school was renamed Peking Union Medical College School of Nursing in 2007.
By 1985, the school resumed to take in students for nursing bachelor degree, followed by opening diploma and post-graduate course and PhD course was established in 2004. PUMC SON is the pioneer of having a multi-faceted nursing educational system in the country.
Since PUMC SON was born, it has nurtured a great number of advanced nursing leaders and talents. Mr. Wang Xiuying, our graduate of the year 1931, was the first recipient of Florence Nightingale Medal from China. In addition, many leaders from the China Nursing Alliance and nursing alliances from other provincesare mostly graduates from PUMC SON.
In 1996, PUMC SON took charge of the Facing the 21st Centry, Higher Education Courses and System Reform Project by Ministry of Education. This project received Second Prize in the National Teaching Results Awards in 2001. And in 2005, the project was completed together with Capital Medical University and Peking Medical University and was honoured to receive another Second Prize in the National Teaching Results Awards. In recent years, PUMC SON has been awarded with 2 First Prizes and 1 Second Prize in the Peking Teaching Results Awards, in addition to the Science Advencement Award from the China Nursing Association.
PUMC SON has a high-quality professional team and an excellent teacing environment. The educators are passionate about teaching and mentoring students, and they use their own actions to cultivate the values of PUMC – diligence, cautiousness, awareness, and compassion. Peking Union Hospital, renounced for its specialization of treatments of and difficult and lethal diseases, is the main training ground for PUMC SON students. Other specialized hospitals and community health centers provide great support for SON specialized training. Moreover, PUMC SON has built strong relationships with partners in the USA, UK, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. We work actively together to stand at the front line of nursing education, nurturing talents in the industry.
In 2012, the World Health Organization identified PUMC SON as the WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Policy-Making and Quality Management.
The PUMC SON works diligently to cultivate excellent holistic nursing talents, aligning ourselves to our mission to create education of small-scale and multi-layer that achieves excellence nationally and internationally.