Private institution becomes first to train nurses

Youth & Careers

THE Aisa Pacific Institute of Applied Social, Economic and Technical Studies (APIASET) is the first certified private institution in the country to produce heath workers, an official says.
Papua New Guinea Nursing Council chairman and technical health adviser Peter Pindan said this following the graduation of six nurses last Wednesday in Port Moresby.
The six graduated with diplomas in general nursing after completing three years of training, while another three as community health workers.
Pindan said the government and churches were the only two bodies that produced health workers in the county.
“This is the first private institution in the country recognised by the Health Department to produce health workers,” he said.
“The way forward is to create partnership with the private sector because the government can’t do everything on its own.”
The six graduate nurses were presented with professional licence of practice from the National Nursing Council.
“The license certifies that they can be able to join any private or government health centre, aid post or hospital in the country,” Pindan said.
“They will be guided by trained by experts.”
A total of 26 students graduated with certificate and diplomas.

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