Next Generation Nurses Programme
The Department of Health in Abu Dhabi will launch a new educational programme called ‘Next Generation Nurses’, which is aimed at helping nurses in improving their skills and capabilities.
The programme will begin in June and will provide healthcare services that are in line with the latest international practices.
The first batch of 250 nurses will start with an intensive training four-stage course. On completing each stage, a badge will be given to identify their qualification from a qualified nurse, experienced nurse, professional nurse, and distinguished nurse.
Over 15,000 nurses will benefit from the programme.
The programme is in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Zayed Military Hospital, Fatima College of Health Sciences, Mediclinic Middle East, VPS Healthcare and NMC Healthcare.
Dr. Rashed Al Suwaidi, Executive Director of Healthcare Workforce Planning at the Department said, “Medical education is a key element of the department’s strategy and the launch of the programme strongly reflects the department’s ambition to provide world-class health services in Abu Dhabi, in line with the highest international standards and best practices, and in collaboration with our partners. The programme is an investment in aspiring nurses in Abu Dhabi and aims to boost their clinical and nursing skills, enabling them to play a vital role, as they represent 52 percent of all healthcare professionals working within the emirate. The programme will also provide them with the necessary support to master the art of communication and polish up their nursing skills across all levels, by offering them a supportive environment for professional growth.”