140 University of Malta nurse graduates ready to join health workforce

140 nursing students have successfully completed their studies at the University of Malta, and are ready to join the national workforce.

“The introduction of these nurse graduates to the workforce this month is very timely. These new graduates will help the frontline country’s response to its current needs, including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic”, said University of Malta Rector, Prof. Alfred J. Vella.

Health Minister Dr Chris Fearne recently publicly thanked health care frontliners, saying in a video produced by the Ministry that the most valuable resource in the health sector is the human resource, and that all frontliners are essential in the nation’s efforts at addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The UM takes pride and recognising its privilege as a main stakeholder in the development of the nation’s health care workforce.

Dr Roberta Sammut, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, commended the efforts of the UM health care students and staff, saying that they bravely pursued their commitments notwithstanding the fears, challenges and concerns which prevailed in the last few months. The administrative and academic staff community was commended for rising to the challenge of swiftly shifting lectures and assessments temporarily online and braving clinical practice sessions during uncertain times, to ensure that students would not have their programme delayed.

 “As always, UM is true to its motto of serving students, scholars and society sustainably”, said the University Rector.

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers 21 programmes of studies. More information on the courses available can be found here.

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