Ramsay strikes international training partnership

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The new collaboration aims to address forecasted healthcare workforce shortages.

Ramsay Health Care has announced a new partnership with Health Careers International Australia and Arizona State University.

The partnership aims to increase the number of qualified nurses, support specific subspecialty qualifications and promote full scope of practice nurses to “help meet the changing needs of Australia’s healthcare system” through HCI’s new Education for Employment model.

Associate Professor Bernadette Eather, Ramsay’s chief nurse and clinical services director told media she was excited to partner with HCI, whose reputation and experience would assist Ramsay in “providing a comprehensive career pathway for nurses and midwives”.

“We are committed to ensuring accessible education for regional Australians and to training the workforce of the future to meet the needs of the healthcare sector. This partnership with HCI and ASU will support the development of a highly skilled workforce, which is essential for the delivery of high quality, safe and effective clinical care for our patients,” Professor Eather said in a statement.

HCI founder and CEO Dr Bijo Kunnumpurath was equally excited to partner with Ramsay.

“This collaboration marks a milestone in our mission to enhance the education experience for our students, to provide clear pathways to employment after graduation, and to empower Australian and international students to thrive in the evolving global healthcare landscape.

“This partnership leverages ASU’s world-class content and robust learning resources to increase students’ employability, while our collaboration with Ramsay Health Care ensures undergraduates receive well supported clinical placements,” Dr Kunnumpurath told media.

The partnership marks the ASU-Cintana Alliance’s first foray into the Australian higher education sector. The Alliance is a collaborative global network of universities aiming to deliver quality academic programs that address economic and social needs.

Employment projections from Jobs and Skills Australia forecast the health care and social assistance sectors will expand by more than 500,000 roles over the next decade.

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