Nursing Education Improvement Project

Project Overview

Project Title Nursing Education Improvement Project
Project Number
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) More than 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End July 1, 2004–June 30, 2009
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Other
Project Budget(EUR) 4,832,000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ministry of Health

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Project Office: Uzbekistan Nursing Education Center

c/o 1 st Republican Medical College, Chilanzar , 3 ave “E”, 700043, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tel.: 998-71-173-0567, Fax: 998-71-173-0568,

Beneficiary Ministry of Health

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

In the Republic of Uzbekistan, higher education for medical personnel was one of the important issues in improvement of health system by decree of the President at November 1998. Through the analysis of health system in developed countries, the Government of Uzbekistan recognized that technical trained nurses have important roles for national health and improvement of nursing education system is necessary to enhance the medical services through the innovation of international standard nursing. The Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan (MOH) has been introducing an improvement of nursing education system.

Project Objectives

Project Purpose: An educational model based on “client-oriented nursing” is established.

Overall Goal: Nursing education based on “client-oriented nursing” is innovated in 54 medical colleges throughout the country.

Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Medicine and Veterinary
Target Groups Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Training providers (public and private)
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– To establish a Project Implementation Office: Nursing Education Center (NEC) in the FRMC.

– To establish a Curriculum Committee consisting of the MOH, Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education, and educators from institutes of medicine and medical colleges.

– To confirm the technical level and needs of nursing educators.

Project Results
1 The concept of “client-oriented nursing” is introduced into in-school education at the FRMC.
1-1 Draft curriculum*1 for the FRMC is prepared based on “client-oriented nursing”.
1-2 Teaching materials are prepared based on “client-oriented nursing”.
1-3 Teaching method of “client-oriented nursing” is understood by the nursing educators.
2 Client-oriented nursing practices are introduced in a model hospital.
3 Standard of nursing education (curriculum, teaching material and quality of teachers) is proposed.

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