Sidra Medicine has welcomed the first batch of undergraduate nursing students from the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) for clinical placements.
A total of 15 UCQ students will be working closely with the nursing teams at Sidra Medicine across paediatric specialties such as medical specialty, general surgery and neuroscience for a rotation period of 12 weeks.
Judy Dawson-Jones, acting chief nursing officer at Sidra Medicine said, “This is an exciting time for Sidra Medicine as we train the next generation of healthcare professionals. An important part of becoming a competent nurse is observation and performance in the clinical practice setting in order to apply classroom learning to real life scenarios. We are committed to ensuring that the UCQ students will have a comprehensive learning experience that will last a lifetime for their future successful careers. We are happy that the students are joining us in this journey through their commitment to learning.”
The students will be trained by nursing teams at Sidra Medicine where they will learn about evidence-based nursing practice through the application of the nursing process; developmental care in the pediatric population and incorporating family centered care. The students placement is part of UCQ’s Bachelor of Nursing Programme under the “childbearing/childrearing families’ clinical course”.
Diana White, nursing practice co-ordinator UCQ added, “Our nursing students have been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to practise their nursing skills at Sidra Medicine. On behalf of UCQ faculty and students thank you for all the time and effort that has gone into preparing this clinical placement opportunity. We look forward to many more semesters of learning ahead.”