Friday, September 14, 2012


Terry teaches taking pulses.
 Subtitle:  Bongolo Hospital Nursing School In Session!

Carolyn T. gives us this update:

Here's the Good News about the Bongolo Hospital Nursing School. Thanks for praying for the August 4th Entrance Exam. There were 42 candidates who took the exam and 17 candidates who were accepted into the Nursing Class of 2012-2015. Orientation for this new class began Monday this week, September 10th. There were sixteen (16) students who arrived ready for class. That is so good since in recent years the classes have been smaller but we really need more nurses so a larger class is great! These students came from about nine cities, towns or villages from all the North and from the South of Gabon. Pray for these six men and ten women as they look for rooms to rent, as they adjust to living in the area and as they begin their studies of Nursing.
The new prof!  Amanda M.

 Pray for Karen F., Terry N., and Amanda M. as they teach the Orientation and also the first trimester of classes. Coleen L.also flew from the States to Gabon so she could help the other three with the first two weeks of Orientation. During these first two weeks the students have an intensive time of learning basic techniques used in the hospital such as pulse, blood pressure, bandaging, hygiene, transferring patients, giving medicines, etc.
Students practice taking blood pressure.

September 24th the regular trimester classes will be begin for both the 1st year students but also for the 3rd year students. There are no 2nd year students this year. Pray for those who will have a double teaching load.

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