Diploma in Nursing Aide Studies

Includes Exam Preparation for U.S Certified Nursing Assistant/Aide (CNA) Exam
(This programme is not accredited by the NAC or the Ministry of Health)

Four Certificate Courses: $12,000 each

Package: $45,000 (Save $3,000): Duration – 4 months

Entry Requirement: Secondary School Education

Courses:

          1.  Human Body in Health and Disease

       2.  Nursing Assistant Skills I – Basic Patient Care

          3.  Nursing Assistant Skills II – Clincal Skills Procedures

          4.  Caring for Older Adults, Mothers and Infants

       The programme curriculum is based on and provides the knowledge, skills and exam preparation for the U.S Certified Nursing Assistant/Aide (CNA) Examinations.  To sit the CNA, persons are required to have the equivalent of a U.S High School Diploma and complete a programme with an employment agency or school in the State in which they plan to sit the CNA exams.

Programme Outline

 Human Body in Health and Disease

The anatomy and physiology of the various body systems and the common diseases and conditions that affect those systems

Nursing Assistant Skills I – Basic Patient Care

Basic patient care procedures that cater for the comfort, safety, grooming, and performance of the activities of daily living (ADL)

Nursing Assistant Skills II – Clinical Skills Procedures & CNA Exam Prep

Clinical skills procedures including taking of vital signs, assisting with urinary and fecal elimination, wound care, assisting with medications, first aid, etc.

 

Caring for the Elderly, Mothers and Infants

Understanding the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of older adults, mothers with newborns, infants and children, and developing the skills needed to cater for those needs in patient care environments.

This is an entry-level training programme.

It is not accredited or formally recognized by the National Accreditation Council or the Ministry of Health.  Persons with the required CXC subjects who want a programme that is recognized by the Ministry of Health for employment as a nursing assistant in Guyana are advised to apply to the Ministry of Health or the Georgetown School of Nursing.

Diploma in

Pharmacy Business Studies

(Includes Exam Prep for U.S PTCE)

(This programme is not accredited by the NAC or the Ministry of Health)

Entry Requirement: Secondary School Education

Four Certificate Courses: $12,000 each

Package: $45,000 (Save $3,000)

1. Prescriptions and Drug Classes


2. Pharmacy Assisting Procedures


3. Pharmacy Business Calculations


4. Computerized Pharmacy Management Systems

 

This programme is designed for persons desirous of obtaining the knowledge and skills required for employment in a pharmacy.

It includes training in both the technical and administrative aspects of pharmacy business operations. It also provides a good foundation for further studies, especially for the U.S Pharmacy Technician Certificate Exams (PTCE).

 Training is conducted through self-paced computer-based learning and scheduled practical skills lab sessions.

 A certificate is awarded on successful completion of each course, and a diploma on completion of the four courses in the programme.

 While the programme includes pharmacy assisting procedures, it is not formally recognized or accredited for the training of licensed pharmacy technicians.

 

Programme Outline

 

Prescriptions & Drug Classes

Students will learn the major classes of prescription drugs, and how to read and process prescriptions and medication orders.

 

Pharmacy Assisting Procedures
Students will acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required to assist pharmacists and pharmacy administrators in hospital and community pharmacies.

 

Pharmacy Business Calculations

By the end of this course students will be able to perform both commercial and drug-based pharmacy calculations.

 

Computerized Pharmacy Management Systems

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills required to use pharmacy management software for prescription processing, inventory management, point-of-sale transactions, and other pharmacy management tasks.

Diploma in

Medical Office Studies

Four Certificate Courses: $12,000 each

1. Medical Terminology


2. Medical Records & Transcription


3. Medical Reports & Electronic Medical Records


4. Medical Office Administration

This course equips students with the document preparation, office administration, and medical software user skills required for employment as medical secretaries, medical transcriptionists, and medical office administrators. 

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