Nurse Teachers Training Center to be established with Canadian support in Bangladesh Blog

9 November, 2023

Bangladesh is prioritizing the development and professionalization of the nursing sector. To support this objective, the country laid the foundation for the establishment of a Nurse Teachers Training Center (NTCC). NTTC will provide access to development training programs for nurse teachers across the country. The establishment of NTTC is supported by the Cowater-led Pro-Nurse Project, with funding from the Government of Canada and working closely with the Directorate General of Nursing and Midwifery.


The establishment of NTTC at The College of Nursing in Mohakhali, Dhaka, is a special moment for the nursing sector in Bangladesh. The foundation stone laying ceremony for the new training center was hosted on Thursday, November 9th, and was attended by the Honourable Minister of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Mr. Zahid Maleque, MP and Her Excellency Debra Boyce, Chargée d’Affaires at the Canadian High Commission in Dhaka. The event was attended by senior MOHFW officials, nurses and representatives of nursing colleges.


The establishment of NTTC was prioritized by the National Task Force for the Future of Nursing, led by Bangladesh’s Minister of Health, and comes at a time when the demand for well-trained nurses is on the rise in the country. Currently there are about 7,730 seats in 68 government-funded nursing institutions and colleges. Besides, there are an additional 372 private nursing institutions engaged in training nurses. The process of establishing additional nursing colleges is ongoing, elevating the need for skilled nurse teachers to meet future demand. Skilled nurse teachers are the cornerstone of training quality nurses.


In addition to prioritizing the development of nurse teachers, Pro-Nurse is also supporting other critical activities to the development of the nursing sector, such as curriculum review, continued professional development, leadership and management training, clinical skills training in critical care and psychiatry, development of a competency-based career path for nurses to professionally empower nurses in Bangladesh.

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