Nyadire Nurses' Training School
The Nursing School at Nyadire Hospital is highly regarded throughout Zimbabwe and was recently rated the second best school in Zimbabwe with the Best Pass Rate in the country.
Applicants for the program must have completed secondary school, speak English, and preferably have medical experience. Each class of fifty is subsidized by the government but is required to furnish its own uniforms, textbooks, watches, nametags, and food. The course of study involves classroom instruction, clinical and community experience in outlying clinics serving the rural population. Graduates receive the title of Primary Care Nurse that is similar to a Licensed Practical Nurse in the U. S. Many graduates go on to receive their bachelors’ degree and Registered General Nurse (RGN.) Nyadire Hospital employs 19 Primary Care Nurses, 15 Registered General Nurses, and 4 principals who have advanced degrees.
The Nursing School has added a new program, midwifery, which is an advanced training for persons with medical training. Midwifery is greatly needed skill in serving a rural population. TNC has been instrumental in providing needed instructional items for the new program. Following a list provided by Nurses’ Training School Matron Joyce Tsiga, volunteers and nurses procured a few donated items, then purchased textbooks, pelvic models, training mannequins, and two isolettes with funds. “Mama Natalie,” a realistic birthing simulator hands-on tool to teach students to identify problems during pregnancy was carried over in the suitcase of one of the TNC mission teams!
Congratulations to the Nursing School, the staff, and its students!