Medical center upgrades nurses in Saba

POSTED: 06/5/13 11:37 AM

St. Maarten –7 Nursing aides of the Saba Hospital and Nursing Home received on Friday their certificate of Certified Nursing Assistant.

This 6 month Accelerated Nursing Assistant Course was designed and executed by the Education Department of the St. Maarten Medical Center.

In total, 9 candidates started the course where one dropped out and another is expected to sit the final exam in October.

During the six month period, instructors Brunilda Illidge and Tony Pantophlet of the Education Department of the hospital travelled to Saba to provide the classes to the candidates.

This certificate will equip those who are able and willing to follow the Licensed Practical Nurse course, which will commence in October.

Providing this course to the 8 Saba students is more than teaching new skills. It is bringing back self-esteem and self-worth to persons who never thought that they too are important and are able to make a difference in another person’s life in a professional situation.

Currently, the hospital’s Education Department is busy with preparations for the final examinations of their 2 years Registered Nursing Course.

On June 27, 21 student registered nurses; 19 from St. Maarten and 2 from Saba, will sit their final exam and hope to graduate on June 28.

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