Rosa is one of our nursing students.
One of the things that is so hard for many nursing students is to be able to provide their own equipment. They need blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, and usually other equipment as well during their studies. These items are often much more than the student or their families can afford.
Rosa is so grateful to her sponsor, Lynn Selzer for making this possible.
There is a whole new generation of nurses who are being trained now and they are learning so much. Many young men are also choosing to become Nurses in Guatemala. We are excited for the changes that these young well-trained people will bring to the medical procedures in Guatemala!
Becoming a nurse in Guatemala typically involves a combination of education, training, and licensing. Here are the general steps to become a nurse in Guatemala:
Education: Obtain a high school diploma or equivalent. This is the basic educational requirement to start your journey towards becoming a nurse.
Choose a Nursing Program: Research and choose a nursing program that is recognized and accredited by the Guatemalan Ministry of Health and/or the appropriate educational authorities. These programs can be offered by universities, colleges, or technical institutes.
Complete Nursing Education: Enroll in a nursing program and complete the required coursework. Nursing programs in Guatemala typically offer a mix of theoretical classes and practical clinical experiences to prepare you for the nursing profession.
Clinical Training: During your nursing education, you will undergo clinical rotations or practical training in various healthcare settings, such as hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities. This hands-on experience is crucial for gaining practical skills and familiarity with patient care.
Licensing: After completing your nursing education, you need to apply for a nursing license from the Guatemalan Ministry of Health. This process usually involves submitting your educational transcripts, passing a licensing exam, and fulfilling any other requirements set by the licensing authority.
Licensing Exam: The licensing exam assesses your knowledge and skills in nursing. Passing this exam is essential to practice as a registered nurse in Guatemala.
Language Proficiency: Depending on the institution and program, you might need to demonstrate proficiency in the Spanish language, as it is the primary language spoken in Guatemala's healthcare settings.
Continuing Education: Nursing is a dynamic field, and ongoing learning is important to stay updated with the latest medical knowledge and technologies. Many nursing boards require registered nurses to engage in continuing education to maintain their licenses.
We have many students who would like to study nursing but who are in need of sponsorship. If you would like to help sponsor a nurse, please contact us to talk about this.. Sharon@fundamaya.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.