Nursing colleges in the UAE are failing to recruit Emirati nurses
Nursing colleges in the UAE are failing to recruit Emirati nurses, despite government-funded sweeteners including full scholarships, the dean of a prominent nursing school has claimed.
Dr Vijaya Kumaradhas, dean of Ras Al Khaimah College of Nursing, one of the country's largest nursing schools, has said Emirati students remain significantly under-represented - a fact that is contributing to the country's nursing shortage.
"There is a definite shortage, but Emiratis will not become nurses. There is a stigma where nursing is concerned. In our college, we don't have any local student." she said.
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amal Dec 17, 2009 07:18 am
ther are some Emiratis nursing students who are welling to work even with the stigma. they are full of power and want to learn and also to give back something for the country. the problem is the opsticles they face from the colleges and the instrctors and also form the hospitals they practice in. the main reason for not advancing is the reality that they don't like Emiratis to advance