Regis College Haiti International Nurse Partnership Initiative

The Regis College School of Nursing, Science, and Health Professionals have formed a partnership with Haiti's Ministry of Health, nursing schools, and Boston's Partners in Health. The purpose of the partnership is to develop a masters and leadership program for nursing faculty at the University of Haiti. Currently, the majority of faculty only holds an associates' degree.


Haiti's healthcare system has suffered a dire shortage of Healthcare professionals, an underdeveloped infrastructure, and random delivery of healthcare services for many years. Regis College, member of the international community, wants to change all that. The support and improvement of healthcare givers in Haiti's healthcare system is overdue, and the tri-lateral partnership means to offer outstanding community service opportunities for University of Haiti faculty and post-graduate nursing students. On February 18, 2014, 12 faculty nurses will be awarded the first ever Masters in Nursing from the University of Haiti.

One of the donors to the faculty masters program is the Clinton-Bush Fund, which awarded a grant of $462, 800 to support the master's program and bring together the government of Haiti and its Department of Higher Education to support the endeavor. Seed funding for Regis' education project was provided by an un-named donor to Partners in Health, as well as a private grant from Boston Foundation's Ansara Family Fund.,

The benefits to Haiti will be the retention of healthcare givers, the promotion of healthcare standards, and changing the face of the healthcare sector with more skilled healthcare workers, available to poor communities.

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