Gleneagles JPMC has offered scholarships to two students of JPMC College of Health Sciences, Nur Khairunnisa Bazilah binti Haji Rahim and Nurul Adibah binti Othman, who are currently pursuing a nursing degree.
The signing ceremony for the scholarships took place yesterday at Gleneagles JPMC.
Chief Executive Officer of Gleneagles JPMC Dr Peter Tay was present as the guest of honour to witness the signing.
Also present were senior officials from Gleneagles JPMC and JPMC College of Health Sciences.
Dr Peter Tay shared that Gleneagles JPMC is a tertiary cardiac centre with only 40 per cent of their nursing population comprising locals. This is mainly because the specific skills and specialisations required in cardiac care nursing are currently in short supply in the Sultanate.
He added that they are excited to witness the setting up of JPMC College of Health Sciences in partnership with Far Eastern University of the Philippines.
Nur Khairunnisa Bazilah said the reason she ventures into nursing is to help people and serve the country.
Meanwhile 17-year-old Nurul Adibah shared that a nurse is a noble career and thanked her family and siblings for their support and trust.
Both of them also thanked Gleneagles JPMC for the opportunity and trust given to them. The scholarship is for a full foundation programme leasing to a Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing and covers the total cost of tuition fees and monthly allowance.
The students will be employed full time at Gleneagles JPMC once they have successfully completed the programme.