1,000 scholarships to be offered to meet nursing shortage

April 17, 2008

The Ministry of Health is offering 1,000 scholarships for Saudi men and women to pursue specialized nursing education to fill a crucial shortage in nursing, Arab News reported today.

Dr. Munira Al-Osaimi, general director of nursing at the Ministry of Health, said the scholarships will be offered over the next three years for studies in Jordan, Australia, the U.S., the United Kingdom and Bahrain.

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