GHM Sponsors Tuition-Free RN Scholarships To Study in China

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Global Health Management ( and the Shanghai Institute of Health Sciences International Exchange College ( combine efforts to address the national nursing shortage in the United States.

Starting in the fall of 2010, US students will have the opportunity to pursue their RN degree at the Shanghai Institute of Health Sciences International Exchange College and return home with a degree in hand. Students will be eligible to take the national nursing certification test known as the NCLEX upon graduation. “Over the past two decades we have recognized the growing national nursing shortage in the US as many of the current nurses age and plan for retirement,” notes GHM CEO Kirk Soileau, “At the same time, the baby boomers are aging quicker and getting sicker at a much faster pace than new nursing graduates can replace their retiring colleagues, further straining the healthcare workforce.”

As an academician in higher education for the past 20 years, Dr. William Thallemer, President International Development and Academic Medical Partnerships for Global Health points out, “Schools across the country have limited enrollment for students wanting to pursue careers in nursing. Adding to both the shortage of RN graduates and the growing waiting lists for students desiring to enroll in nursing school are significant budget cuts facing colleges and universities around the country today.”

The scholarships will be offered to those students meeting the admission requirements for the Shanghai Institute of Health and who are willing to live and study aboard for up to three years during the academic school year. Perspective students should call GHM at 985.345.2229 or request information via email 24 hours a day at Info(at)ghmllc(dot)net.    

Global Health Management, headquartered in Hammond Louisiana, is a privately held healthcare development and management firm with the goal of helping government, medical educational institutions, private entities or other healthcare providers realize their strategic vision. Currently GHM is working with clients in the US, China, India and United Arab Emirates.

Founded in 1957 as the Shanghai Second Medical University Health Technical college, Shanghai Institute of Health Sciences became an independent professional university in 2006. The SIHS has an international faculty from the UK, US, Australia, Canada and Japan working on joint programs in the International Exchange College. The SIHS exchange college houses over 1000 students and faculty from the UK, US, France, Australia, Finland, Norway, Holland, New Zealand, Japan and Hong Kong living and learning together in a multicultural environment.

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