1. READ the following four (4) articles related to nursing education systems around the globe (Ireland, Kenya, Poland, China). CLICK on the PDF files. o O’Dwyer, P. (2007). The educational preparation of nurses in Ireland. Nursing Education Perspectives, 28(3), 136-139. (PDF file: IRELAND NURSE ED). o Mule, G.K. (1986). Nursing education in Kenya: Trends and innovations. International Nursing Review, 33(3), 83-86. (PDF file: KENYA NURSE ED). o Sztembis, B. (2006). The past, present and future of nurse education in Poland: stages, conditions and activities. International Nursing Review, 53(2), 102-109. (PDF file: POLAND NURSE ED). o Xu, Y., Xu, Z., & Zhang, J. (2000). The nursing education system in the People’s Republic of China: Evolution, structure and reform. International Nursing Review, 47(4), 207-217. (PDF file: CHINA NURSE ED). 2. WRITE a paper (5 pages) COMPARING the nursing education systems of the two (2) of the above countries (see the Nursing Student Writing Guidelines Checklist for paper requirements [25% of paper grade]) answering the following: . Describe how the political history of the country influenced nursing education in your selected (2) countries. How did nursing education develop? PAPER HEADING: Political History and Development of Nursing Education: Comparison of [Selected Country] and [Selected Country] a. Which government agency(ies) or organizations influenced the training of nurses and how did the agency(ies) do that? Did nursing organizations play a role? PAPER HEADING: Government and Nursing Organizations Influencing Nursing Education: Comparison of [Selected Country] and [Selected Country] b. According to the article, what is the current system for educating nurses in the selected counties? Are there diploma (hospital-based) schools? Has nursing education moved into university settings? Is there a combination of nursing education programs (similar to U.S. system) to train nurses? PAPER HEADING: Current System of Nursing Education: Comparison of [Selected Country] and [Selected Country] c. Is post-graduate (masters) education for nurses available? PAPER HEADING: Post-Graduate (Masters) Education: Comparison of [Selected Country] and [Selected Country] d.