Finishing school to impart soft skills for overseas-bound Kerala nurses

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Thrissur: The Kerala University of Health Science plans to launch a finishing school for nurses who wish to seek employment in foreign countries.

The school will conduct courses on etiquettes while caring for patients in foreign lands and many other things that bother the nurses. The four-month course would be held at the four colleges under the university.

The notification of the specially designed course called ‘Competency Enhancement Program for Employability of Nurses’ would be published soon.

The syllabus would include soft skills that would help nurses secure good jobs abroad.

The course has been designed to improve the language competency and provide training in handling most modern medical equipment.

BSc nursing would be minimum qualification for admission to this merit-based program.

“Even though there are lots of employment opportunities for nurses, the competition in this field is fierce. The finishing school project would help them succeed in this. The project has been envisaged to improve the skills of the nurses and open up amazing employment opportunities for them,” stated Dr Mohanan Kunnummel, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Health Science.

The University will also launch an intensive training programme to compensate for the classes that were lost due to COVId-19 outbreak last year. This is designed as a one-month course. 

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