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Arawa School of Nursing Recognised

The Arawa School of Nursing, ASON, in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has been awarded a certification of compliance by the PNG Nursing Council Education Committee.

The certification of compliance permits students to do their clinical training in health facilities throughout the autonomous region.

Director, Celine Tusalah, says the accreditation also approves 40 new intakes for next year; recognised by the PNG Nursing Council and the National Health Department.

“ASON has been recognized for achieving minimum compliance to professional accreditation standards,” she said.

Thirty-one recommendations set by the nursing, were reviewed to meet clinical standards.Nineteen of which are document formalities which the school has met. The other 12 are medium term recommendation that involves infrastructure and facilities.

The PNG Nursing Council Education Committee also visited the construction site of the new two-story infrastructure to be completed by January 2017.

Tusalah, said the award of the provisional accreditation is a milestone achievement for Bougainville, and thanked the Bougainville Affairs Minister, Joe Lera, for investing in life-long skills trading.

“I thank Lera for providing financial support towards the school’s establishment and infrastructure as one his priority projects.

“I am also appealing to the other National MP’s and the Autonomous Bougainville Government, to contribute towards the establishment of ASON because Minister Lera cannot do this alone.”

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