Nursing Students

DFN Nursing scholarships.

We now have 11 nursing students.  Apsara and Binita are in their second year of studies for their 3-year nursing degree courses in Kathmandu, and we have just heard that they have received their results from their second year exams which were excellent.  Congratulations Apsara and Binita.  Our other three nursing students are Prabha, in her first year of study in Jumla,  Yuna Shahi who is in her second year of study at Patan Academy Nursing College in Kathmandu and nursing student Neelam Yadav who is also at Patan Academy Nursing College in her first year of study.  In October 2019 we welcomed 3 more nursing students - Sita, Niruta and Haridevi - into the DFN family. All are studying at KAHS (Karnali Academy of Health Science) Nursing College in Jumla.  In December 2019 we welcomed 3 more PHASE student nurses into the DFN family - Rita, Sangita and Satya - all of whom are in their 1st year of study at KAHS. We have collaborated with PHASE (Practical Help Achieving Self Empowerment) – an NGO that aims to empower isolated communities through health, education and livelihood opportunities, and with KAHS (Karnali Academy of Health Sciences). Our PHASE nursing students were auxiliary nurse midwives (lower level of health worker), and we are sponsoring their studies to become nurses.  Our newest students at KAHS were all school students before entering nursing college.  After completing their studies, all 8 nursing students will return to remote areas to practice for a minimum of 2 years.

Scholarships cover:

  • Tuition fees
  • If necessary – also hostel fees, food, and book

It costs approximately £5,000 to train a nurse in Nepal

The scholars are contracted to work in a remote area for a minimum of 2 years in return for their funding. To apply for a scholarship, click here. Click here to read Dr Gerda Pohl’s explanation of how PHASE’s nurses are trained. Gerda is a Trustee and Medical Coordinator for PHASE Worldwide.

Prabha (right) June 2018


Binita with one of her patients

Nursing Students

Binita Rai

Nursing Student
When I got my scholarship from DFN I was so happy and glad

Apsara Jirel

Nursing Student
I am enthusiastic to study nursing because we can contribute to the community from my district

Prabha Devkota

Nursing Student
I am overjoyed to be the recipient of a Doctors for Nepal nursing scholarship to fulfil my dream of becoming a nurse in the remotest parts of Nepal

Yuna Shahi

Nursing Student
I express my commitment to my studies and to the healthcare field. I will not let DFN down.

Neelam Yadav

Nursing Student
About Age: 17 Home:  Terai Region, Southern Nepal Background: Father and ...

Sita Sharma

Nursing Student
About Age: 16 Home:  Sinja, Narakot, Jumla Background: Father and Mother ...

Niruta Shahi

Nursing Student
About Age: 16 Home:  Tila, 4 , Shapully, Jumla Background: Father owns ...

Hardevi Bhandari

Nursing Student
About Age: 16 Home:  Kalaka Sundari, ward no. 1, Jumla Background: Father ...

Rita Jirel

Nursing Student
About Age: 24 Home:  Jiri, Dolakha Background: Father and mother are ...

Sangita K.C.

Nursing Student
About Age: 24 Home:  Kumbukasthali, Ramechhap Background: Father and ...

Satya Ukhada

Nursing Student
About Age: 18 Home:  Attariya, Kailali Background: Father is ill and ...