Training Future Nurses
Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2019
India is home to one of the fastest growing economies in the world. But that growth has not extended to the nation’s healthcare services. India’s poor healthcare system is credited with allowing 1.6 million people to die each year. Qualified doctors and nurses are in short supply across the country, with an estimated three doctors and four nurses available for every 10,000 people living in rural India.
In 1999, IGL opened the doors of Sharon Community College to help meet these very needs. With two-year programs in nursing, operation theater, laboratory technology and gynecology, the teachers and students hope to help meet the dire needs of suffering people in India.
The Sharon Community College has developed a reputation for granting diplomas to highly qualified and trained young professionals in the medical field. Local hospitals and clinical laboratories even signed contracts with Sharon Community College to hire the new graduates.
Much of the reason the program has produced such effective medical professionals is the curriculum. For the first year of the program, students absorb knowledge in the classroom setting. But for the second year, all the students participate in a year-long internship at a local hospital, gaining real-life skills and putting their book knowledge to work.
While this program is only addressing a small percentage of the vast need for medical care in India, Sharon Community College is attempting to do its part to inch the country closer toward providing quality medical care to every person.
Will you join us in prayer for each student at Sharon Community College?
- For their studies to be instructive and comprehensive
- For their future careers to be impactful
- For each student to encounter Jesus during the program