RMUTT Establishes Program to Address Lack of Nurses in Intensive Care Units (ICU): THB 100,000 Per Term, Including Dormitory Expenses and Equipment, and Four-Year Scholarship with Mandatory Post Graduate Work – First Intake of 60 Students This Year
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prasert Pinprathomrat, RMUTT President revealed that Thailand currently faces a shortage of nurses, particularly nurses that have medical technology skills in intensive care units (ICU). Nurses in ICUs must have knowledge about electronic tools, computers, information systems, and be able to communicate effectively in English. Thus, RMUTT has established a Faculty of Nursing, which has been approved the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNMC), and is currently accepting 60 students for its first intake.
In addition, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prasert Pinprathomrat, RMUTT President said that the university’s nursing program is supervised by Srinakharinwirot University (SWU)’s Faculty of Nursing. Furthermore, the program has also received cooperation from the Phyathai Hospital Group, Paolo Hospital Group, and Bangkok Hospital Group in terms of providing students with scholarships. However, once students have graduated, they will be required to work for the hospital. The program tuition is THB 100,000 per term, which includes all required equipment, notebooks, and dormitory expenses, as students will have to live on-campus for four years.
“RMUTT’s nursing program will emphasize on creating nurse practitioners. Currently, the faculty’s buildings have been successfully renovated, and from now on, science-related courses will be taught in RMUTT’s Faculty of Science and Technology. In the next four years, nurses will be required to have knowledge in science, and must be able to integrate technology, information systems, and nursing innovations into practice” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prasert Pinprathomrat.