Paray School of Nursing Overview
In the 1930’s medical and nursing services at Paray hospital were offered by church volunteers and thanks to their dedication training for nurse assistants commenced in 1977. The school started off by enrolling 15 students annually. In 1999, with assistance from the Development Corporation Ireland , the school was expanded to accommodate 52 students. This expansion has facilitated consideration of male students for enrolment in this course.
Mission & objectives
Paray School of Nursing is located in the district of Thaba-Tseka and is linked to Paray Hospital . The school is a non-profit making institution run by the Roman Catholic Church which aims to respond to the basic manpower needs for the effective delivery of health services in the country. Key objectives of this institution include the provision of holistic quality nursing training for students of all denominations around the country; to produce competent and dedicated nursing graduates as well as to adhere to curriculum requirements and provision of necessary resources to facilitate teaching and learning. Some of the key challenges facing this institution are the lack of transport for carrying students to undertake outreach services in the community, as part of their training. Most of the students study under difficult circumstances as they receive no financial aid from the National Manpower Development Secretariat, thus affecting their ability to purchase books and other supplies. Possibilities of introducing a Diploma Course in Nursing are currently being explored.
CERTIFICATE IN NURSING ASSISTANCE
Duration – 2 years, full-time
Tuition fees M7,410 for two years
COSC with pass in English, maths, biology
Students who qualify will have to undergo an interview and a written and oral exam before being considered for entry into the course.
Accommodation and upkeep
Accommodation, meals and uniform are provided by the school.