Cambodia Nurse Bridging Program Concludes

The Cambodia Nurse Bridging Program (CNBP) successfully concluded during a recognition ceremony held on 28 January 2015 at theUniversity of Health Sciences- Technical School for Medical Care (UHSTSMC), Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The recognition ceremonies was attended by UPM Chancellor Carmencita Padilla, key officials from the World Health Organization, Cambodian Ministry of Health, the Philippine Embassy at Phnom Penh and UPCN faculty. The first batch of CNBP is composed of 29 members of the faculty of nursing of UHS-TSMC and the regional training hospitals from the four Cambodian provinces of Battambang, Kampot, Kampong Chan, and Steung Tren. The CNBP is a two-year collaborative project of the World Health
Organization, the University of Health Sciences-Technical School for Medical Care (UHS-TSMC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and the WHO Collaborating Centre at the College of Nursing University of the Philippines Manila that provided technical support for the upgrading of the AssociateDegree in Nursing (AND) to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. It is supported by funds from the Australian government.