Hope Nursing School in Guinea begins in October and will welcome the third class of students. This will be the first year to have all three years of students in the classrooms. In August 2022, the third year students will sit for their national exams. When they pass these exams, our first graduation ceremonies will be held. The students will then be free to work anywhere in Guinea. With the growth of Hope Clinic and the opening of the new satellite clinic, Gueasso, we hope to hire some of our first students.
Official Nurses training program at Hope Medical Center
Our School has been officially recognized by the Guinea Government. At graduation the students will receive a nationally recognized Diploma of Nursing.
The national program is a 3 year program at the end of which is a national final exam. The first year of the nursing school is mostly course work, going back to basics and also learning new medical information and skills. The second year is mostly classes that includes a two month internship at Hope and work one day a week at Hope. The third year will be half days of classes and half days working at Hope Clinic gaining experience. Classes are taught in French to improve reading, writing and comprehension skills. Another class that is taught all three years is math. Math is important in nursing mostly for calculating dosages. Bible classes are taught all three years to help students improve their relationship with their Creator and for them to learn God’s view of compassion, healing, suffering, salvation, the value of a human life, and what happens after death. Classes are taught by Hope Clinic staff, two full time staff at the Nursing school, and some professionals and missionaries working in Guinea.
Hope started to treat patients in September 2003.