THE Lutheran School of Nursing (LSON) focuses on quality control standards in teaching and learning through the training of future nurses, the school’s head says.
Principal Vitus Amugar said the schools core business as a national training institution was to train, and continue to train more nurses.
“LSON is willing to participate in training and up-skilling the human resources for the health sector for the country, as outlined in the current National Health Plan 2011-2020, the Millennium Development Goals and the Vision 2050,” he said.
Last Friday the college marked its 12th badging ceremony and the 16th year into the current diploma general nursing programme since 1999 and the 9th for the post-registration bachelors in clinical nursing midwifery programme since 2004.
“The quality standards ensure that established checks and balances in our teaching, learning and assessment processes are adhered to in order for students to be qualified and certified,” Amugar said.
“There is greater need to create an enabling environment from within and outside LSON that will support teaching and learning which must be conducive for quality output.”
He expressed his concern on the teaching and learning resource as either being out of date or were of no use to both staff and students, which sometimes forced teachers to improvise.
He said the practice venues at health facility level within the province for quality training were limited and most did not meet the standards of the Nursing Council.
This has caused the school to send students and staff outside of the province at greater costs to find conducive environments.
“Health training institutions around the country which are confronted with similar problems will not participate in capacity building and human resource development.”
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