Wednesday, Nov 30th, -0001
Education helps disadvantaged people fundamentally and permanently. But all too often, those who stand to benefit most are held back by poverty and/or lack of opportunity. By making an education in the field of nursing accessible, FEMAP makes sure that those who need it the most end up with a much needed career that pays well.
Through a generous $15,000 donation, FEMAP Foundation has assured that 77 students will be able to attend FEMAP’s School of Nursing in 2014.
“On behalf of our board, staff and those we serve, we thank our donors. These scholarships will provide an education which will ultimately open doors, widen horizons and gives people the chance to change their lives for the better,” says Anna Alemán, Executive Director, FEMAP Foundation. “That’s why we’ve made it our mission to give anyone in our bi-national community equal access to higher education, whatever their circumstances. All this leads to a greater economic prosperity for our region,” adds Alemán.
FEMAP opened the School of Nursing in 1993 and its reputation for providing an excellent education at a very low cost has made it popular among the population served. The cost to attend the FEMAP School of Nursing for a Mexican resident is $42 a month. Cost for a foreign student is $84 a month. These amounts include registration and tuition fees plus the costs of uniforms and books. The degree is a three-year program.
“In the past couple of years, FEMAP's nursing school has grown to be one of the largest in the state of Chihuahua,” said Anita Avina, RN, MSN, professor at the FEMAP School of Nursing. “Our mission is to educate students so they provide compassionate, ethical, scientific, comprehensive and professional healthcare in an atmosphere of total respect for individuals and their families,” adds Nurse Guerra.
The school has graduated more than 1,200 general nurses in the last 20 years and 520 students are enrolled for the 2014 academic year.
Currently, the school is located within Hospital de la Familia.