| Dec 23, 2022
Nursing Student's Benefit from Hospital Training
AAI Nursing Scholar in Surgical Training
Asia America Initiative's scholarship student nurses have been doing their intensive clinical training rotations in hospitals and clinics in Manila and in Mindanao this fall. Hands-on experiential training is vital to achieving high-quality nurses who will develop confidence and people skills in their duties. Student nurses study medical fundamentals and conduct research in teams.
During the Covid19 pandemic, the emphasis on effective continued training was in "remote learning" modules where the nurses could receive the maximum benefit possible, but there are some procedures that cannot be virtual. Receiving instruction from experienced nurses on patient care and procedures in the hospital environment is invaluable to nursing students. These are best learned when Instructors supervise classmates in a team environment.
Through their scholarship and compassionate service, the nursing students whom AAI sponsors are beacons of hope for entire communities. In addition to scholarships, we also assist with personal protective gear and hygiene materials against the COVID-19 virus and other illnesses. We continuously donate textbooks to sustain and expand their learning libraries.
As the program enters its tenth year, the percentage of our scholars completing their studies and passing the License Examinations continues to grow. In addition, in 2022, we have added psychology students specializing in trauma counseling to our holistic team of healers. Our goal is to build a quality health system of practitioners and scholars accessible to all types of communities, whether rich or poor.
Supported by AAI, students are now achieving in Sulu State College, Mindanao State University, Notre Dame College, and other capable schools in the Manila capital area. Our Jolo nursing students are now performing among the top 20 percent of all such schools in the Philippines - compared to a mere 30 percent student pass-rate in national nursing exams eight years ago. Far exceeding our original goal of 50 nurses trained, AAI has now supported the successful licensing of more than 250 new nurses in Sulu. As community development specialists and humanitarian peacebuilders, we are committed to sustaining this success to address basic human needs.
If you would like to continue to support these dedicated nursing students, or begin a monthly donation, please click the link below.
Support 50 Muslim Girls to Become Nurses
Thank you again,
Asia America Initiative
Student nursing team prepares for surgical duty
Student nurses help prepare surgical instruments
Real experience is operating room is invaluable
AAI-supported students of Sulu State College, Jolo
AAI Nursing books donated to Sulu State College
AAI supports Psychology students in Jolo, Sulu