Seychelles’ chief nurse Gylian Mein earns highest professional degree |14 October 2021
Seychelles’ chief nursing officer Gylian Mein has been awarded a professional doctoral degree with distinction by the Chamberlain University of Illinois, USA, following a three-year study.
In a ceremony to take place at 1.30pm on Saturday October 16, 2021, at the auditorium of Sheikh Khalifa Diagnostic Centre, Health Minister Peggy Vidot will symbolically hand over to Mrs Mein the doctoral degree in nursing practice conferred by the Chamberlain University.
"This marks the first time any nurse in Seychelles has been awarded such a high professional qualification and recognition," said principal secretary for health, Dr Bernard Valentin. “It is a moment to celebrate and an inspiration for all our staff, particularly nurses.”
Despite the significance of this event, the ministry is keeping the ceremony low-key because of Covid-19.
2021 is a year of academic celebration for the Mein family. One of Dr Gylian Mein's daughters qualified as a medical doctor in Slovakia earlier this year and is about to begin work at the Seychelles Hospital.
Nursing has been Gylian Mein’s career since she joined the nursing profession as student / midwife in 1982 and graduated as a nurse and midwife in 1986. She also holds a degree in nursing and a Masters in Midwifery and Women’s Health with Lancashire University since 2012.
Press release from the Ministry of Health