Health and well-being arise as the third goal of the 17 sustainable development goals, as the World Health Organization estimates that the world will need 9 million nurses and midwives by 2030. Nursing is an essential pillar in promoting health, preventing diseases, and providing primary and community care in emergency situations, and it has a vital role in achieving universal health coverage.
Although there are schools for nursing in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and abroad, the global need for male and female nurses increases annually, as the Corona pandemic, which began at the end of 2019 and continued its impact to the present time, had a clear impact on showing the importance of the nursing profession and the need for a sufficient number of nurses to provide nursing care. adequate and efficient.
The World Health Organization has announced that about 27 million people make up the nursing and midwifery workforce globally and that there is a global shortage of health workers, especially nurses and midwives, who represent more than 50% of the current shortage of health workers, and this shortage is evident in Southeast Asia and Africa. As for Europe, since the start of the Corona pandemic, the demand for nurses has increased significantly, and the shortage is expected to reach 4.1 million by 2030, especially in Germany, Britain, Italy, Ireland, France, Denmark and Switzerland, while in the United States of America, according to an article featured in The Times of Nursing, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 275,000 additional nurses will be needed by 2030.
The achievement of health for all depends on the presence of sufficient numbers of nurses who are educated, well-trained, qualified with nursing and life skills, who are organized in unions and institutions that support them and defend their rights, and who receive a wage and appreciation commensurate with the services and quality of care they provide to the community.
Investing in nursing is also good value for financial revenues. A report by the United Nations High-Level Committee on Health Employment and Economic Growth concluded that investing in education and job creation in the health and social sectors leads to a triple return: improved health outcomes, global health security, and overall economic growth.
And based on the social responsibility that the German Jordanian University puts at the forefront of its priorities, including contributing to community health and finding local and global employment opportunities, and in light of the global economic recession and high unemployment rates in Jordan, the university has created a bachelor’s program in nursing, within international quality standards to graduate armed nurses With modern science, highly qualified, competitive, equipped and qualified to work in different countries of the world under different names, especially the German and European markets.
In order to achieve this purpose, the university has attracted highly experienced faculty members and established laboratories to train students equipped with the latest equipment, tools, devices, and simulation dolls of international quality and specifications. Nursing and linking technology to nursing subjects and fields through local and global partnerships, as the university signed and signed agreements with institutions and universities to train students and provide exchange opportunities, grants for them, and employ them after graduation.
It is worth noting that the Bachelor of Nursing Sciences program at the German Jordanian University focuses on providing students with conversational skills in English and German, which distinguishes the nursing graduate at the university by having fluent speaking skills in several languages (Arabic, German, and English) in addition to nursing skills, which contributes to providing job opportunities. To them as translators in the health sector and international organizations, especially in countries that hosted refugees of Arabs and other nationalities, the fourth academic year for students will be applied in Germany in cooperation with German universities and hospitals, which gives them the opportunity to engage in the German health system and integrate into society and work in it, and move towards Work in various European countries that suffer from a shortage of nurses.
The German Jordanian University contains many engineering, technological, medical, administrative, and languages specializations that help students to work together, innovated, and be creative, which makes us say that "The School of Nursing Sciences at the German Jordanian University is the way to a better future and the way to work in Germany and the rest of the world."