Chamberlain University Partners with the National Institute of Health and Social Studies and Ministry of Health in Seychelles to Provide Training to In-Service Nurses
Chamberlain University announced today that it has graduated 33 nurses in the Seychelles from a first-of-its-kind partnership with the National Institute of Health and Social Studies (NIHSS) and the Ministry of Health, Seychelles. The nurses received full scholarships from their country to attend Chamberlain University College of Nursing.
Twenty-one graduates from Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, and 12 graduates from the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will help improve the quality of care provided to patients throughout the Seychelles. In addition, students who completed the Nurse Educator and Nurse Executive Tracks from the MSN program will help improve nursing education, clinical teaching, mentoring and leadership in nursing, in addition to healthcare services across the country.
“Seychelles, like many other countries across the world, doesn’t have enough BSN and MSN-educated nurses to care for patients and serve the needs of our country,” said Marylene Lucas, Director of the NIHSS and Ministry of Health, Seychelles. “Because of the success of this partnership, these nurses will fill a variety of roles needed to help patients and improve the quality of education for future nurses.”
“The partnership with NIHSS and the Ministry of Health, Seychelles, provided a unique opportunity for Chamberlain to have a positive impact on the health of the people of this nation,” said Dr. Karen Cox, Ph.D., R.N., FACHE, FAAN, president of Chamberlain. “These extraordinary nurses worked diligently to advance their education and are better positioned to improve the overall health of those living in the Seychelles. We are pleased with the shared success of this program and continue to look for partners with whom we can collaborate and extend our impact on communities.”
Seychelles has a shortage of trained healthcare providers, including nurses.1 According to the World Health Organization, the health system faces a number of challenges including improving the quality and delivery of its health care services, setting up an effective monitoring and evaluation system, and addressing the high turnover of health professionals.2