Tallinn Health Care College will start to teach nurses in Pärnu County. On Wednesday, 30 future nurses started their three and a half year long training period.
The aim of the joint project of Tallinn Health Care College, Pärnu Hospital and Estonian Nurses Association "Kool haiglas" is to offer the people of Pärnu County and Western Estonia a chance to acquire applied higher education close to their homes. The "Kool haiglas" started in 2017 and both the school and hospital think it has been a successful project.
"We can see that there are not a major problem with nurses in the region. Except for the fact that statistically, nurses are needed across Estonia. But another project OSKA showed that in the region where training is accessible, there is no major problem with the workforce," rector of the school, Ülle Ernits, said.
"As can be seen from the Pärnu project and experience, already after the first course, jobs will be offered and a large number of students of the first two courses have stayed in this hospital."
However, not all students follow this path. Former student Aivar Koppas, who has just received his nursing diploma, did not start working at Pärnu Hospital.
"I am trying to apply the experience gained from this study in private business and try to do home nursing with my wife in the Pärnu region," said Koppas.
Editor: Roberta Vaino