Meet one of our amazing nursing students, at our Jerusalem hospital - Ahmed - here is a little of his story in his own words:
"After my graduation from Al Makassed Nursing College, I was employed by Jerusalem Medical Center. I worked in the Eye Clinic which exposed me to many eye diseases and ophthalmic nursing care. I knew that St. John Eye Hospital was the only place which could help me to be a certified ophthalmic nurse. I am eager to complete the course and to hold a specialist ophthalmic nurse degree. I would like to continue provide ophthalmic nursing in primary eye clinics and provide health promotion.
"It is the poorer patients' stories that truly impact me... I now know why the Mobile Outreach Program is so important in Palestine."
I see many cases every day. It is the poorer patients' stories that truly impact me. The hospital helps poor people to have free treatment but hearing their the way they live is truly heart breaking. I now know why the Mobile Outreach Program is so important in Palestine. Old people who are poor are also visually impaired and without help they remain unable to have eye surgeries.
Nurses are the key to find poor people during taking their history. I have learned to take detailed history including the social history. Nursing is my long life profession and I am always eager to progress."