New nursing assistants join profession

POSTED: 10/3/11 12:00 AM

St. Maarten – Nine of the 20 students (45 percent) who started the SBO Nursing Assistant level 2 course in September 2009 graduated in a ceremony held at the Milton Peters College on Friday evening. Five of the students who started (20 percent) have to fulfill an extended period of traineeship and will do their exam in November.

Eight of the graduates have already found jobs at the St. Maarten Medical Center, White and Yellow Cross and with a general practitioner. Five members of this group will further their education in an internal Licensed Practical Nursing Course offered by the St. Maarten Medical Center.

Two of the other graduates are still waiting on answers to their applications from the White and Yellow Cross while one student will join the Licensed Practical Nurse SBO course (level 3) slated to begin in February 2012 and one student wants to sign up for the Registered Nurse course of IFE, the nursing school in Curacao.
“I am very pleased with the overall performance of the graduates,” course coordinator Sonia Ursulita said.

The course was funded with government funds, IFE provided the supervision and the books/materials were financed through Dutch development funds for youth and education.

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