THE operation of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) on the island is expected to give a boost of between $55 to $60 million to the Barbados economy annually. To date, the medical university has provided work for over 1 000 Barbadians on the construction projects on the academic and living facilities.
However, there are other benefits which were highlighted yesterday during the official opening ceremony of the University at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, which would be welcomed news for local and regional nurses.
It was revealed that Chamberlain University which, like Ross University is also a subsidiary of Adtalem Global Education, now has a presence in Barbados. It is comprised of a College of Nursing.
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, while stressing the importance of the partnership between Barbados and Ross University, which began one week after the Barbados Labour Party took Office back in June, highlighted the opportunities that can arise for nurses given the global shortage.