Addis Ababa, March 07, 2002 (WIC)- The Psychiatric Training Center for Nurses announced
that it has begun preparations to offer degree programme courses to trainees.
At a graduation ceremony held at the premises of the Ministry of Health for 27 nurses who
took a one-year training in psychiatric treatment, Center Director, Befekadu Bekele said that
the Center was prompted to launch the degree programme because of the limited number of
Psychiatric nurses in the country.
The Center has so far graduated a total of 213 nurses, he said, adding that the number was
nominal as compared to the 41 clinics in the country offering psychiatric treatment.
Befekadu said the degree programme would also provide opportunities for nurses who have
earlier graduated diploma progrmmes, to further widen their knowledge of the profession.