Nanyang is called “Wan” in ancient times, it is located at the southwestern part of Henan Province and it is the junction place of Henan, Hubei and Shaanxi three provinces. It has jurisdiction over 10 counties, 2 administrative districts and 4 development zones with a total area of 26,600 square kilometers. It is the largest and most populous provincial city in Henan Province. Nanyang has a long history and splendid culture it is the first historical and cultural city named by the State Council. As early as 500,000 years ago, the Nanzhao Man who were contemporaries with the Beijing Man lived here for generations; In the Western Han Dynasty it was one of the six major cities in the country; In the Eastern Han Dynasty it was the place where Guangwu Emperor Liu Xiu has gain fame and fortune. The Book of “Shi Jing” depicts the elegance features at this place, Zhang Heng once praised the marvelous quality of Han Dynasty which this place has, so it is known as the “Southern Capital” and “Emperor Hometown”. Nanyang is a remarkable place producing outstanding people, many famous people were born here, such like the medical sage Zhang Zhongjing, the science sage Zhang Heng, the wisdom sage Zhuge Liang, the business age Fan Li, military strategist Peng Xuefeng, philosopher Feng Youlan, inventor Wang Yongmin and other ancient and modern celebrities, "Nanyang Writers Group" represented by the famous writer Er Yuehe is well-known at home and abroad. Nanyang is rich in resources, it has collections of various treasures, it is the water source and the canal head of the Middle Route of South-to-North Water Transfer Project. It is also one of the main producing areas of Chinese herbal medicines, it is rich in 8 famous herbals such as Cornus and Magnolia and 2,436 kinds of other valuable Chinese herbal medicines, so it has the name of “Natural drugstore”. Nanyang has convenient transportation and advantageous geographical location, the JiaoZhi Railway runs through the north and south, Ningxi Railway crosses the east and west, Nanyang Airport is one of the three major airports in the province. With the opening of ZhengWan High-speed Railway, Hunan High-speed Railway and NingXi High-speed Railway, Nanyang as the regional central city of Henan, Shaanxi and Hubei area and the second central city of Henan Province, its location advantage will be further highlighted.
Nanyang Medical College is located in the famous Wollongong, formerly known as Nanyang Health College founded in 1951. In 2004, it was approved by the Ministry of Education to be upgraded to Nanyang Medical College. In 2006, the Nanyang Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government integrated the medical education resources of Nanyang, forming a college-running pattern with equal emphasis on Chinese and Western medicine and comprehensive related majors. At present, the college covers an area of 1,316 mu, with a college building area of 514,000 square meters, a total fixed assets of 830 million yuan, and teaching equipment worth 120 million yuan. The library has a total of 1.67 million books, more than 1,300 Chinese and foreign periodicals, and all the college-running indicators have reached the undergraduate setting standards. The Human Life Science Museum is leading the country, the Chinese Herbal Medicine Museum is the first-class in China, the Zhongjing Culture Special Collection Museum is unique, the Chinese Anatomy Website and Chinese Anatomy Society professional website have set up in the college. The College is a post-doctoral research and development base in Henan Province, and the Chinese medicine analysis laboratory is a national second-level scientific research laboratory. The "TCM Forum" magazine was founded as a national journal and is published to the public at home and abroad. From 2014 to 2016, the College successfully applied for 3 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation, achieved to be shortlisted for three consecutive years, which is very few in similar institutions in the country. The influence of core papers ranks in the top of the national higher vocational colleges.
There are 20 party and government groups, 14 teaching departments (colleges, institutes) and 5 teaching auxiliary logistics organizations in the College. It has 18 majors in clinical medicine, nursing and Chinese medicine. Since 2011, the College has jointly organized six Sino-foreign cooperative education projects in nursing, pharmacy and medical imaging technology with Emilio Aguinaldo College of Philippines, the Husson University of the US, the Camden College, and the Jikei College of Osaka, Japan, which achieved the acceptance of talent training project, curriculum and mutual recognition of credits, and also opened the channels for students to go abroad for further study. Over the years, the number of Sino-foreign cooperative education project and the size of students in our College both have ranked first among similar institutions in the province, and the employment rate of graduates has remained above 98%. In the evaluation of the Ministry of Education's talent training work in 2008, the college received excellent grades. In the second round of the evaluation of talent training in 2013, all of the 22 first-level indicators of our College were excellent. In 2017, the College was named as the Model college of Henan Vocational Education Brand. In February 2018, the College was awarded as the Quality Project Construction Unit in Henan Province with the first rank for its total score. In May 2018, the Guangzhou Daily Digital and Digital Research Institute ranked 1,388 higher vocational colleges nationwide, the comprehensive index of our College ranked first in the national medical high vocational college, and the education competitiveness index ranked the second place in the national high vocational college.
The college has 3 directly affiliated hospitals with 3,300 beds. The First Affiliated Hospital is a national third-class hospital, the Second Affiliated Hospital is a national third-level Chinese medicine hospital, and the Third Affiliated Hospital is a national second-level general hospital. The three affiliated hospitals all have relatively complete experimental training venues and classrooms, which are responsible for all clinical teaching tasks, and provide a strong guarantee for students' internships and the improvement of teaching quality. The strength of the affiliated hospitals has always leading in medical higher vocational colleges.