Nursing school is typically a three-year undertaking in the South American country of Guyana. Schools associated with charity hospitals and the government offer incentives to students such as stipends and admission to university. Qualified nurses are in demand in Guyana, as they are all over the world.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
St Joseph's Mercy Hospital offers a three-year nursing program that leaves its graduates prepared to work as registered nurses in Guyana. Alumni of the nursing program are welcomed to the University of Guyana to earn their Bachelor of Nursing degree or work toward degrees in midwifery or dentistry. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital offers clinical supervision. Students receive and monthly stipend while enrolled in this program.
Director of the School of Nursing St. Joseph Mercy Hospital 130-132 Parade St. Kingston, Georgetown Guyana 011-592-227-2072-5 sjmh.org.gy
Guyana Ministry of Health
The Guyana Ministry of Health offers a nursing education program that takes about 36 months of continuous study to complete. To gain admission to the program, prospective students must pass a general proficiency test, have some knowledge of English and demonstrate good grades. Certified working midwives and nursing assistants are also eligible for the program.
Guyana Ministry of Health Brickdam, Georgetown Guyana 011-592-226 5861-5 health.gov.gy
University of Guyana
University of Guyana nursing program admits students who have demonstrated a career or academic interest in health science, and who have shown the capability of completing high-level academic work. Courses are in English and if English is not the student's first language, he will have to pass proficiency exams before beginning the program.
University of Guyana Turkeyen Campus P.O. Box 10-1110 Greater Georgetown, Guyana 011-592-222-2542-3 uog.edu.gy
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