Head of the Nursing Programme at the Macedonia School of Nursing Rowena Rodella has advised that the Antigua and Barbuda Nursing School reevaluate its modules given to nursing students as a means of addressing its recent high rate in failure.
According to reports, over 80 per cent of first-year nursing students who sat the general end-of-year examinations failed miserably which led to some parents of students, who were asked to repeat the first year class, lashing out at the Antigua & Barbuda Nursing School, for what they said was failure by lecturers to effectively teach the students.
Rodella said that while all institutions have standards, the nursing school should revisit theirs to ensure that the problem does not lie with the courses offered.
“The Antigua Nursing School have their standard but they have to go back and revisit why the 80% failed the that examination so it’s not just the student factor but probably revisit the methodology to determine why the students were not able to grasp the teaching,” she said.
Senior Nurses have recanted the claims by parents and students affected, noting that the profession of nursing is often times taken for granted and added that once students adhere to the standards of the institution, their grades will reflect it.