Australia-based Institute of Health & Management (IHM) founded by a Malayali is planning to offer Rs 10 crore worth (A$2million) scholarships to nurses in India.
This is to show recognition for the nurses’ commitment and dedication during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a media statement, IHM founder and Managing Director Mr Bijo Kunnumpurath said that the dedication shown by the nurses and other health professionals despite life-threatening hardships needed recognition and support from all sections of society.
The scholarships will be offered to those undertaking the ‘Gateway to Global Nursing Programme’ with three pathway options.
“… this program also equips the overseas nurses with skills needed to prepare themselves to work as a nurse in the gulf countries and European countries like Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.”
IHM is the only private higher-education provider in Australia to offer a Master of Nursing programme at its Melbourne, Sydney and Perth campuses.
The details of the scholarships including the eligibility and qualification would be announced by IHM shortly.
Each scholarship would be worth 2,000 Australian dollars and helps promote IHM’s purpose – “to enhance lives through healthcare and education”.
Nurses aspiring for a PG programme in Australia can get a student visa that allows them to work for 40 hours per fortnight.
Nurses undertaking the ‘Gateway to Global Nursing Programme’ can gain job opportunities in the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East.