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Sint Maarten Medical Center upgrades nurses in Saba

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

PHILIPSBURG -Seven Saba Hospital and Nursing Home nursing aides received their Certified Nursing Assistant certificates on May 31.

The six-month Accelerated Nursing Assistant course was designed and executed by the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) Education Department. Nine candidates started the course; one dropped out and another is expected to sit the final exam in October.    Instructors Brunilda Illidge and Tony Pantophlet of the SMMC Education Department travelled to Saba during the six-month period to give classes to the candidates.   This certificate will equip those who are able and willing to follow the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) course, which will commence in October. Giving this course to the eight Saba students is more than teaching new skills. It is bringing self-esteem and self-worth to persons who never thought they were important or able to make a difference in another person’s life in a professional environment. Currently, the SMMC Education Department is preparing for the final examinations of the two-year Registered Nursing course. Nineteen student nurses from St. Maarten and two from Saba will sit their final exam on June 27 and hope to graduate on June 28.

Bron: The Daily Herald, St. Maarten

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