Faculty of Nursing & Public Health (FNPH) and Faculty of Traditional Medicine (FTM) joins DrukREN. Both the faculties are under the newly established Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan.
FNPH offers four years bachelor degree program in Clinical Counseling, two year in-service bachelor degree programs in Nursing and Midwifery; and in Public Health; three years diploma program in Community Health, Medical Technician and in General Nursing and Midwifery. Besides, it also provides short-term trainings in various areas for in-service health professionals and takes up consultancy services for the Ministry of Health.
FTM offers two regular training programmes 5 years Bachelor’s degree programme and 3 years Diploma programme. In addition, the FTM also offers training for Pharmacy Technicians and Research Assistants for the Menjong Sorig Pharmaceuticals as and when required. Plan is underway to introduce Master’s degree programme in traditional medicine and up-gradation programme for diploma holders. The Institute also plans to develop and offer short courses on gSo-ba Rig-pa in English language.
DrukREN has now connected 23 research & education institutes in the country.