RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RCSI Bahrain promoting nursing careers

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) played host to a special event aimed at introducing its cohort of nursing students to future career opportunities.

Organised by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, in collaboration with the Careers and Alumni Office, the annual Nursing Careers Day attracted more than 100 senior nursing students and alumni.

Attendees were welcomed to the event by RCSI Bahrain’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor Joe McMenamin, before the programme got underway with a presentation on ‘Expanding and Extending your Nursing Career’ by Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Professor Seamus Cowman.

Nursing Profession Assistant Registrar for the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA), Nooreya Mohamed presented on the NHRA Nursing Licensing Examination, while RCSI Bahrain Associate Professor in Nursing and Director for Masters in Nursing programme, Professor Maura Pidgeon, looked at postgraduate studies in nursing.

Among other speakers on the day were RCSI Bahrain Community Outreach Manager, Victoria Ham; Masters in Nursing alumna, Julie Sprakel and Ahmed Hassan Janahi from Tamkeen.

RCSI Bahrain alumni, Eman AlJahmi and Aysha Albuarki also spoke to contemporaries about their respective careers in nursing in Bahrain since their graduation in 2010.

The event also provided an opportunity to showcase the top ten research projects conducted by the senior nursing students as part of their final year assessments.

The projects focused on clinical topics of the students’ choice and aim to prepare for evidence-based nursing practice in patient care.

The hosting of the RCSI Bahrain’s eighth Nursing Careers Day, falls in line with the university’s ongoing efforts to positively promote nursing as a viable career option in Bahrain.

RCSI Bahrain is a constituent university of RSCI, which was established in 1784. Like its Irish counterpart, RCSI Bahrain is a not-for-profit health sciences institution focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide.