While it was challenging for Manilyn to get her qualification, Jessica Deliso Dam, second official representative of FiNAN to the country and also a Filipino Registered Nurse in the Philippines and Faroe Islands underwent the pathway that is similar to the Finnish Education System. Currently, FiNAN has an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arcada University of Applied Sciences which will promote the Top-Up programme which can expediate the entrance of internationally educated nurses to the workforce and allow them to smoothly integrate into Finnish society. The long-term goal is also to support new educational models aimed at internationally trained nurses that can be applied throughout the Nordics. This programme is to be hopefully replicated in the country with the help of the University of the Faroe Islands, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Magni Mohr, PhD, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences expressed his full support in the implementation of the programme as a way to help the Faroese society in addressing the shortage of the nursing workforce in the country. FiNAN had a productive and fruitful meeting in discussing the implementation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the English language. However, funding is needed for the implementation of the programme.