Factors governing students’ career pathways and stream selection in the Nursing profession were discussed in-depth at the career counseling session organized by Jinnah Sindh Medical University Department of Continuing Medical Education, in collaboration with the Institute of Nursing-JSMU.
While addressing the nursing students, Vice Chancellor JSMU Professor Amjad Siraj Memon said that students are unaware of the career avenues when entering the medical profession. These interactive counseling sessions give broader platforms to students for discovering nursing as a profession at the national and international levels.
The keynote speaker for the career counseling session was Assistant Professor School of Nursing and Midwifery Aga Khan University Yasmin Nadeem Parejo.
Addressing the Nursing students, Yasmin Nadeem said that much like the western world, Pakistan is also facing an increasing shortage of Nursing staff and students abandoning the profession, creating an even bigger vacuum in a fragile healthcare system.
World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that the world will need an additional nine million nurses and midwives by the year 2030, added Yasmin