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Midwifery training opportunity

Following the recent publication by the Sunday Gleaner of information indicating that many vacancies exist in the Ministry of Health & Environment’s (MOH) training programme in midwifery, there has been heightened interest in the course.

The MOH provides full sponsorship for the Direct Entry Midwifery Training Programme. Persons are trained mainly for employment in Primary Health Care and are also employed as District Midwives.

Training is run by the Kingston School of Nursing at three locations:
- Victoria Jubilee School of Midwifery, in Kingston
- Cornwall School of Nursing, Montego Bay
- Spanish Town Midwifery School, Spanish Town, St. Catherine

The period of training is for two years. Requirements for entry include three compulsory subjects as follows:

1. English Language - CXC General Proficiency
Grades I, II or III

- GCE O' Level A, B, or C

2. Mathematics CXC General Proficiency
Grades I, II or III

- GCE O' Level A, B, or C
Physics - CXC General Proficiency
or Grades I, II or II
Statistics - GCE O' Level A, B, or C

3. Science
Biology - CXC General Proficiency
Human & Social Biology Grades I, II or III
Integrated Science GCE O' Level A, B, or C

4. Two other subjects from the following list at CXC General Proficiency or GCE O' Level A,B, C:-

English Literature Social Studies
Food & Nutrition Geography
Home Economics Management
Principles of Business Chemistry
Principles of Accounts /Accounts and Business Studies
Religious Education/religious Studies/Bible Knowledge
History /Caribbean History
Foreign language- Spanish or French
Agriculture Science (Double/single)
Information Technology (general/technical)

In total, a minimum of five (5) is required. ) The minimum age of entry is 18 years.

Applications and queries should be directed to:

The Kingston School of Nursing
50 Half Way Tree Road

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