The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi is starting a new educational programme called "Next Generation Nurses".
More than 15,000 workers in the sector are set to benefit from the scheme.
It aims to enhance nursing professionals' capabilities, enabling them to provide world-class healthcare services in line with the latest international practices.
The new programme is due to get underway in June, when the first batch of 250 nurses will begin an intensive four-stage training course.
After passing each level, participants will receive a special badge classing their skills as qualified, experienced, professional, or distinguished.
The programme is being implemented in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Zayed Military Hospital, the Fatima College of Health Sciences, Mediclinic Middle East, VPS Healthcare and NMC Healthcare.
Dr. Rashed Al Suwaidi, Executive Director of Healthcare Workforce Planning at the Department, said, "The programme is an investment in aspiring nurses in Abu Dhabi and aims to boost their clinical and nursing skills, enabling them to play a vital role, as they represent 52 percent of all healthcare professionals working within the emirate."