RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

School of Nursing and Midwifery celebrates its 10th Anniversary

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) celebrated the tenth anniversary of the establishment of its School of Nursing and Midwifery, under the patronage of Her Excellency, Dr Aysha Buaneq, Ministry of Health Undersecretary.

A cake-cutting ceremony marked the start of a series of events taking place over the course of the academic year to celebrate this momentous occasion and to promote a positive professional nursing agenda in Bahrain.

The cake-cutting was attended by Dr Buaneq and fellow representatives of the Ministry of Health, Bahrain Defence Force – Royal Medical Services and King Hamad University Hospital alongside RCSI Bahrain President, Professor Sameer Otoom; Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Professor Seamus Cowman, colleagues and students.

The university established its School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2006, with a primary aim of growing the base of indigenous nursing talent in Bahrain and, since then, has graduated over 800 nurses, through its BSc (Hons) Nursing, BSc Nursing Bridging and Masters in Nursing programmes.

RCSI Bahrain President, Professor Sameer Otoom, emphasized that these accomplishments would have not been possible without the continuous support that the university receives from the government to its various healthcare programmes, and to all of its partners in the private sector. He also stressed on his thanks and gratitude to his Royal Highness Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, for his patronship of RCSI Bahrain’s conferring ceremony that is going to take place at the end of the month and is going to be the 7th conferring ceremony for nursing and postgraduate studies students.

The upcoming November Conferring Ceremony will be a particularly significant day for the school, as it will feature the university’s biggest ever cohort of over 150 nursing graduates.

Successful students graduate from the School of Nursing and Midwifery with degrees from both RCSI Bahrain and the National University of Ireland and our graduates become work-ready and confident nurses who can meet the needs of their patients and the health services.  

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.