Nurses faced with depression and suicidal thoughts after failure of licensure exams

Nurses faced with depression and suicidal thoughts after failure of licensure exams

- Hundreds of trained community nurses are reportedly going through what can be best described as depression after a mass licensure examination failure

- At the Oda Community Health Nursing School there have been a high rate of failure recorded among their students

Hundreds of trained community nurses at Oda Community Nursing Training school are reportedly going through what can be best described as depression after a mass licensure examination failure.

For the past 2 years, the Oda Community Health Nursing School has been recording high rate of failure among their students.

A student who completed in 2017 but yet to pass the licensing examination after attempting three times told Starr News, she attempted suicide but by the intervention of her parents who rushed her to the hospital.

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According to her, she was depressed and felt hopeless having done her best in anticipation to pass the paper in her various attempts but to no avail.

"I feel depressed. I have sat home since 2017 having failed the general paper three times I will write for the forth time in July. We don’t know what is happening. I even attempted committing suicide," she said.

She however said she had registered to resit the examination for the fourth time in the June/July 2019 examination period.

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For Nurse Assistants, Nurses and Midwives to qualify to work in Ghana, he/she must write and pass the licensing examination conducted by the Council at the end of the course before the person becomes illegible to practice in the country.

The Licensing Examination for the various Programmes are held in February /March ,June/July, August and November/December every year.

Candidates who pass all components of the Examination are issued Professional Identification Number (PIN) or Auxiliary Identification Number (AIN) depending on the professional course pursued.

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Source: Yen

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