Pakistan is far below the critical level for Human Resources for Health (HRH), being amongst the most HRH deprived countries of the world. Health system in Pakistan remains beset by a growing nursing workforce crisis, yet demand from abroad for providing skilled Nurses remains high with every passing year. Also, in order to upgrade the current Nursing Institutes, greater number of Masters and PhD in Nursing are required.
Program objective is to strengthen Nursing Profession by providing funding for scholarships to needy but talented Nursing Students.
NEST further coordinate with Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) for assistance in scholarship seats quota and Institution selection and criteria
Coordinate with PNC and provide the necessary information and selection of student list according to PNC / NEST policy and criteria.
Existing scholarships are negligible and critically required during the current COVID pandemic.
A well-trained and qualified nursing workforce is pivotal for achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and for any improvement in the health status of our population. The quality and numbers of nurses is critical for any health system strengthening initiative.
10% slots increase every year