By Staff writer
The UAE is actively encouraging Emiratis to become nurses in the healthcare sector
Nurses have played a ‘vital’ role in combating the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and in the UAE’s wider health sector, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said in a statement marking International Nurses Day.
In a message marking the occasion – which is celebrated on May 12 every year – the Ministry said that it was proud of the efforts of nurses in the UAE during the pandemic, which is said proved the value of their training and precautionary measures.
“This underlines the significant position the nursing cadre occupies at the national health policies level and the growing expertise of MoHAP’s nursing sector, based on continuous training, IT and research, adopting the best standards of innovation in nursing practices, building effective partnerships to enhance the reputation of the nursing profession at the community level [and] developing scientific research in the field of nursing,” the statement said.
MoHAP is currently providing scholarships to Emiratis who have a high school diploma to complete nursing studies, with the aim of increasing the number of Emirati nursing cadres.
“The rank and importance of nursing has emerged within the medical staff in response to the spread of the coronavirus, confirming the state’s view that nursing is a strategic profession and a true support for the homeland in health crises,” the MoHAP statement said.