JPost on our new Nursing program for Haredi men
CT opens Nursing Program for Haredi Men
As many men in the haredi sector do not want to be treated by women, it will make them less hesitant to seek nursing care.
For the first time, national religious and ultra-Orthodox haredi men who have passed psychometric exams will study for a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing, The Jerusalem Post has learned. The program, which will begin in October at the Jerusalem College of Technology– Lev Academic Center, will help ease the shortage of nurses and provide observant men with a developing profession that is becoming more technological. In addition, as many men in the haredi sector do not want to be treated by women, it will make them less hesitant to seek nursing care.
“This program sends a message to the religious community that nursing is no longer a female profession, no longer involves emptying bedpans, and is growing and advancing.
Men, who can also work at irregular hours because their wives are taking care of the children then, can make a lot of money; they can also go into male-oriented specialties such as intensive care and take part in medics courses,” said Prof. Chaya Greenberger, the dean of JCT’s faculty of health and life sciences. Greenberger founded more than six years ago the nursing program at JCT’s separate women’s campus, Machon Tal, whose graduates have the highest nursing licensing grade in the country.
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