Korean nursing students visit Piedmont Fayette

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Piedmont Fayette hosted students from the Health Institute of Technology in Daejon, South Korea, recently.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital recently hosted students from the Korean Nursing Student Collaboration for a day of job shadowing with their nurses. The students attend Health Institute of Technology in Daejon, South Korea and have been staying at Clayton State University and studying with students in their nursing program for the past month.

“The goal for this program is to provide culture immersion and to allow the students to compare and contrast nursing practices in the United States and South Korea,” said Crystal Marchant, an instructor with Clayton State’s School of Nursing and coordinator for this program.

In addition to taking classes and visiting area hospitals, the students also visited elementary schools and observed hearing and vision screenings, volunteered at MedShare, which provides surplus medical supplies to communities in need around the world, and toured the Georgia State Capitol.

“We’re proud to host students who are excited about careers in healthcare and have a passion for making a positive difference in every life they touch,” said Piedmont Fayette’s Chief Nursing Officer Merry Heath. “Piedmont values celebrating diversity, what makes us unique as individuals, and building teamwork and connections to achieve great things.”

To learn more about Piedmont Fayette Hospital, visit piedmont.org.