Professional Nurses

Professional nurses are a vital component of Thailand’s public healthcare system. However, Thailand is currently facing a severe shortage of professional nursing talent.

Meta-Nurse Project: Building the Nurses of the Future

Believe it or not, Thailand is facing a severe shortage of medical professionals, particularly professional nurses, despite the government’s efforts to position Thailand as an international Medical Hub competing with other nations. This is achieved by leveraging the country’s robust healthcare service system to attract medical tourists, generate revenue, and contribute to the nation’s sustainable development.

However, the nursing profession is currently facing a severe shortage, ranking among the top professions within the medical service network. The World Health Organization recommends a nurse-to-population ratio of 1:200, but as of 2022, the nurse-to-population ratio in Thailand averages 1:660. This means that one nurse in Thailand has to work as much as three nurses.

This situation contradicts the national strategy, compounded by the increasing societal demands, especially due to Thailand’s aging population, which requires specialized care. However, the crisis of the nursing shortage arises from various factors, including organizational management and staff care, compensation or benefits that nursing professionals should receive, and the internal structure and processes that need to be addressed by both the government and relevant agencies.

Another significant contributing factor is the presence of numerous students who are interested and have the potential to pursue nursing studies but lack opportunities due to financial constraints.

As an educational institution, Mahidol University plays a crucial role in producing professional nurses for Thailand’s healthcare network. It houses the Faculty of Nursing and Ramathibodi School of Nursing under the Faculty of Medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital. Additionally, six affiliated hospitals support nursing graduates, including Siriraj Hospital, Ramathibodi Hospital, Tropical Medicine Hospital, Golden Jubilee Medical Center, Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Center, and Mahidol Bamrungrak Medical Center in Nakhon Sawan Province. Recognizing the importance of addressing the shortage of professional nurses, we are committed to finding solutions.

Professional nurses are not solely about assisting physicians in medical treatments, but also the front line for assessing health conditions, implementing medical treatment plans, preventing complications, and offering rehabilitation and health improvement programs tailored to each patient. Allocating time for continuous learning and research is essential, as it contributes to ongoing patient care and well-being. Thus, professional nurses are essential to Thailand’s medical service network, especially as the country faces the challenges of an aging society.

Be Part of The Driving Force for Professional Nurses

Mahidol University Endowment Fund has launched a fundraising campaign for the “Creating Professional Nurses” project. This initiative aims to provide scholarships to nursing students throughout their four-year undergraduate program, with an annual fundraising target of 25 million baht. Your contributions will create educational opportunities for aspiring students, nurture quality nursing professionals, and empower them to become vital assets in the future of the medical industry. Join us in building a brighter future for nursing through your contributions to Mahidol University Endowment Fund.

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