Etihad Airways Medical Center pairs with Fatima College of Health Sciences for nursing scholarships

Etihad Airways Medical Center pairs with Fatima College of Health Sciences for nursing scholarships
Etihad Airways Medical Center (EAMC), the first aeromedical facility in the United Arab Emirates, has teamed up with the Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS) of The Institute of Applied Technology to support the training of Emirati nurses in Abu Dhabi.

The unique partnership is part of EAMC’s strategy to employ more Emirati female health care professionals. The airline recognizes the role of women in transforming the emirate into a knowledge-based economy. The partnership also supports FCHS’s vision to provide excellent health sciences education.

The EAMC sponsorship program will support up to three students per year with opportunities for careers in nursing with Etihad Airways. Students will be chosen based on academic performance. Selected students will receive a monthly stipend from the airline and will meet EAMC clinical staff members regularly to discuss educational progress. Upon graduation, full-time employment will be offered.

“We are honored to announce our partnership with Fatima College of Health Sciences," Nadia Bastaki, Etihad Airways vice president of medical services, said. "This agreement provides a unique opportunity for EAMC to encourage female UAE nationals to pursue a career in nursing and explore the fields of aviation and occupational medicine, when they will have the opportunity to become a pioneer in this area of medicine.”

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