Revival of nursing sector: 1,500 scholarships for nurses being planned

Islamabad, Sept 29: Starting from year 2008, the Health Ministry plans to award 500 graduate and 1,000 undergraduate scholarships to nurses all over the country by 2012, officials in the ministry said.

The scholarship programme is part of the government's efforts to revive the nursing sector, which is badly hit by acute shortage of qualified and trained faculty members in nursing schools and colleges.

Currently, 100 nursing schools, 133 midwifery schools, 24 public health nursing schools and seven nursing colleges are affiliated with the Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) and federal/provincial nursing directorates.

Officials said that the standard of nursing education was deteriorating mainly because of acute shortage of qualified and trained faculty members in the institutions. They said that lack of opportunities for higher education along with unavailability of proper infrastructure and teaching resources for nurses were also lowering the teaching standards in the country.

Now, the Health Ministry has prepared a plan to revive nursing sector through a programme, which includes up gradation of posts of staff nurses and head nurses in hospitals and nursing institutions, and offering 1,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate scholarships to nurses, officials said. The scholarships will be offered annually until 2012.

Sources said that each year 200 scholarships would be offered for BSc (Nursing) programme from 2008 until 2012, 20 for MSc (Nursing) in 2008, 30 in 2009, 50 each in 2010 and 2011, 60 in 2012,and four for PhD (Nursing) in 2008, six in 2009, eight in 2010 and 10 scholarships each in 2011 and 2012.

They said the allocation of scholarships would be made as per enrolled number of students in each province. After successful completion of all formalities, trained faculty would be absorbed into nursing institutions, which run post-RN (required nursing diploma) BSc (Nursing) programme.

Sources said 20 BSc (Nursing) scholarships (10 percent) would go to the federal government, 60 (30 percent) each to Punjab and Sindh and 30 (15percent) each to NWFP and Balochistan. As for the MSc (Nursing) programme, the federal government will receive two scholarships, Punjab and Sindh six each, and NWFP and Balochistan three each. Daily Times


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