Students Questioning Nursing School’s Legality
The owner of the nursing school which has been at the centre of some controversy surrounding its legality believes she is being victimized for no reason and she has had enough of it. The woman Nanda Kissoon today said she is now consulting an attorney over what she calls the constant attacks on her nursing school. She said her school is registered by the National Accrediation council of the Education Ministry.
A check by this newscast revealed that the school is indeed registered by the National Accreditation Council and as such its operations are legal. However, while the school is registered to operate it has not been accredited by the council. Schools would usually have to wait 2 years after first being registered to be eligible for accreditation.
Some of the students have been questioning the legality of the school’s operations. As far as the accreditation council is concerned there is no problem there. The school offers seven programmes ranging from nursing to patient care to medical laboratory technician and pharmacy technician. Of the programmes offered, only the nursing programme requires licensing from the nurses council upon graduation.
Capitol News understands that for persons doing the nursing programme, that’s where some of the concerns might be since it is the nursing council that would be the final stop for persons seeking employment in the nursing field, regardless of whether it’s at a public or private institution.
The nursing council which falls under the Health Ministry is responsible for licensing of all nurses. Nurses would have to renew that license every year, dependent on the category.