Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing celebrates sixth graduation

18 December 2017

Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing celebrates sixth graduation

Professor Yunus and Professor Crossan joined GCCN students at graduation

Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing has celebrated its sixth graduation ceremony in Dhaka.

Seventy students of the award-winning college, co-founded by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and Grameen Healthcare Trust in 2010, were awarded diplomas by GCU Emeritus Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus. GCU’s Professor Frank Crossan attended the ceremony.

The graduates have all already successfully secured jobs in Dhaka’s hospitals.

Congratulating them, Professor Yunus said: “I am really happy to see you as graduates. I hope you will serve your patients with care and empathy.”

He added that he hoped GCCN would continue to contribute to healthcare across Bangladesh.

More than 300 students are studying diploma and BSc programmes in nursing at GCCN, and 293 students have already graduated from the college. Six have gone on to complete BSc programmes at GCU and two are currently studying at the University.

Established in partnership between GCU and the Grameen Trust, GCCN is addressing the health needs of Bangladesh’s most disadvantaged communities, drawing on the University’s high-quality nursing and midwifery education in emerging nations.