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RCSI Bahrain promoting nursing careers
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) yesterday hosted a special event aimed at introducing its nursing cohort to future career opportunities.
Organised by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, in collaboration with the Careers and Alumni Office, the annual Nursing Careers Day attracted nursing students and graduates.
Attendees were welcomed to the event by RCSI Bahrain’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor Joe McMenamin, before the programme got underway with a presentation on ‘Expanding and Extending your Nursing Career’ by Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Professor Seamus Cowman.
The keynote speech was delivered by special guest, Professor Hester Klopper, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FUNDISA, the South African not-for-profit organisation established to improve nursing education and excellence in nursing scholarship.
Entitled ‘The 21st Century Nurse’, Professor Klopper focused on the latest changes and challenges facing the nursing industry.
Among other speakers on the day were RCSI Bahrain Associate Professor in Nursing and Director for Masters in Nursing programme, Maura Pidgeon; RCSI Bahrain Head of Community Engagement, Julie Sprakel, and National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) Allied Medical Profession Consultant, Namat Al Subaie.
RCSI Bahrain alumni Hanan Nabeel Ahmed Ali; Noor Munther; Lulwa Ali Al-Muqla and Khaled Abdulaziz Fares Alhusain also spoke to contemporaries about their respective careers in nursing in Bahrain since their graduation.
The final presentation saw Tamkeen Community Advisor Mohamed Ali introduce a host of local programmes to help employability.
The hosting of this, the university’s seventh Nursing Careers Day, comes in the wake of the Supreme Council for Health confirming its patronage of the Positive Promotion of Nursing campaign, to be run in conjunction with RCSI Bahrain and other healthcare facilities and ministries.
RCSI Bahrain is a constituent university of RSCI, which was established in 1784. Like its Irish counterpart, RCSI Bahrain is a not-for-profit health sciences institution focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide.