UAE plan to tackle Emirati nurse shortage

specialist-nurses-dubaiThe UAE plans to launch a degree programme aimed at tackling the severe shortage of Emirati female nurses, The National has reported. The proposed programme would consolidate existing diploma degrees in the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) into a single bachelor’s programme, the minister of health said.

The plan also involves the formulation of a strategy to develop the profession across the country, devising rules that determine whether hospitals and medical centres are equipped to train prospective nurses, accreditation of the new degrees and development of training and education facilities.