A group of nurses from Oman are to become the first to complete a specialist training course at the University of Wolverhampton.
A cohort of 19 qualified nurses from Oman will soon completetheir BSc (Hons) International Studies Nursing Top up degree.
During the last year the nurses have studied alongside students from the University’s Institute of Health Professions and completed a clinical placement at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.
They have also received support from the University’s International Academy, based at the Telford Innovation Campus.
They are the first cohort from Oman to complete the International Studies Nursing Top up degree, which is designed to enhance a student’s knowledge, skills and practice of contemporary nursing issues in an international context.
Course leader Caroline Lowe said: “The students’ contribution to the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing has been invaluable, studying alongside UK students and completing a clinical placement at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.”
Her colleague Ann Saxon added: “The students have all been wonderful ambassadors for their country, demonstrating a high level of motivation and dedication to their studies.”
Student feedback included: “I have had an amazing experience at the University of Wolverhampton. It was a unique opportunity. Academics are great and the University staff are more helpful than I ever expected.”
Another student said: “It is a pleasure to be at the University of Wolverhampton with great teachers, gaining from them a lot of knowledge and skills which will be beneficial in our future practice.”
The students will complete their programme of study next month and will be returning home early this year (2017).
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Date Issued: Tuesday, 10 January 2017