This nursing study tour, run in conjunction with the Florence Nightingale Fellowship, is designed to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. It takes you on a journey through China’s history, landscapes and culture alongside a full professional programme. Explore nursing and health care in China while visiting China’s great sites on a ten-night tour. Journey from imperial Beijing onto the Silk Roadcity of Xi’an, home of the magnificent Terracotta Warriors. Travel by high speed train to historic Nanjing and end your tour in the dynamic city of Shanghai.
In Beijing see the Temple of Heaven and visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. In Xi’an see the Terracotta Warriors, old markets and temples. In Nanjing visit one of the greatest museums in China and finish the tour enjoying the chic French Concession in Shanghai.
Your journey includes specialist visits to hospitals, a traditional pharmacy, a community nursing clinic and the Nanjing Nightingale Nursing College in Nanjing. You will also visit a city hospital in Xi’an to see how Traditional Chinese Medicine is used. Gain real insight into nursing and the social issues surrounding your profession in China.
Zhang Zhong Jiu (known as John) has worked with Jon Baines since 1994, taking healthcare, education, other professional groups and cultural groups around China. Educated in Beijing and London and widely travelled, John is extremely knowledgeable and popular with our groups for his warmth and sense of humour, as well as his ability to bring China’s history and society to life with personal anecdotes. Having led a wide variety of professional groups over so many years, his breadth of knowledge is second to none.
Tour cost is US $2,146 pp sharing (excluding international flights and transfers)