More Than One Lakh Nurses Trained Across India To Fight Against Covid-19

The 4-hour, free online course which offers practical, demonstration-based, and immediately applicable support in the areas of infection prevention and control in the Covid-19 crisis

To strengthen its fight against Covid-19, over 1 Lakh nurses from various hospitals in the country, have undergone skill development training.

Initiated by Generation India, a youth employment not for profit organization, along with its coalition partners, this is a 4-hour, free online course which offers practical, demonstration-based, and immediately applicable support in the areas of infection prevention and control in the Covid-19 crisis.

“As a skills initiative, Generation wanted to contribute to mitigating the on-going Covid-19 crisis. In doing so we created a high-quality immersive online Nurse Upskilling module (with certification) for nurses to become Covid-19 ready. Launched on May 26th, already over 100,000 nurses have taken the course with excellent feedback. We feel immensely satisfied that we can be of some help to the Covid warriors and hope thousands more undertake the course” said Arunesh Singh, CEO, Generation India.

With the help of prominent partnerships, this free online course has been disseminated across 18 states and over One lakh Nurses have already registered for this course..

“To make the program available to as many nurses as possible, we worked with the trained nurses’ association of India to get it accredited and publish the program on their website,” added Arunesh.

Several participants remarked on how helpful it is to have demonstration videos, which are not usually a component of nurses’ training.

In particular, the content on Roles and responsibility of a nurse in handling Covid-19 and stress management has been especially well-received; one nurse commented that “she is very happy she took up the course and would recommend all others to take this up” while another noted: “The course really helped us understand and fight against Covid-19”

The course can be accessed at https://www.generation.org/india-covid-19/. To make it accessible to more nurses, Generation is sharing it with multiple sources – nursing council and associations, healthcare industry association, individual hospitals/clinics, and state-run public healthcare facilities.

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