Nursing Students

We are delighted to announce our first nursing scholarships.

Three students have begun their 3-year nursing degree courses in Kathmandu. We have collaborated with PHASE (Practical Help Achieving Self Empowerment) – an NGO that aims to empower isolated communities through health, education and livelihood opportunities. Our nursing students were auxiliary nurse midwives (lower level of health worker) with PHASE, and we are sponsoring their studies to become nurses; they will then return to remote areas to practice for a minimum of 2 years.

Scholarships cover:

  • Tuition fees
  • If necessary – also hostel fees, food, and book

It costs approximately £5,000 to train a nurse in Nepal

The scholars are contracted to work in a remote area for a minimum of 2 years in return for their funding. To apply for a scholarship, click here. Click here to read Dr Gerda Pohl’s explanation of how PHASE’s nurses are trained. Gerda is a Trustee and Medical Coordinator for PHASE Worldwide.
Dr Lalit welcomes our three new nursing students: Kalika Thakuri, Apsara Jirel, and Binita Rai.

Nursing Students

Kalika Thakuri

Nursing Student
I have just completed a 6 week clinical rotation where I learned about how to care for the chronically ill patient

Apsara Jirel

Nursing Student
I am enthusiastic to study nursing because we can contribute to the community from my district

Binita Rai

Nursing Student
When I got my scholarship from DFN I was so happy and glad