If you have three A/L passes in Biological Science stream then you can apply for free Nursing training in Government Nursing schools managed by Ministry of Health. After training you can become a Nurse in Government hospital which is a pensionable government job. This post describes details on Government Nursing courses, but there are several private nursing colleges and University degrees in Nursing are also available in Sri Lanka.
Educational qualifications :
(a) Passed General Certification of Education (Advanced Level) Examination Year 2008 and 2009 at one sitting all the subjects (Except the common test) in the Science Stream Subjects of Biology/Mathematics and Agricultural Science ;
(b) Passed General Certification of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination, in six subjects at not more than two sittings with credit passes for Sinhala/Tamil Language, Mathematics, Science and English Language ;
The required number will be selected at district level based on the merit order of marks secured at the G. C. E. (A/L) Examination.
How to apply:
Applications and details are available in Government Gazette Part II(A) of 1 April 2011
Applications should be sent to reach the Director (Admin.) 01, Ministry of Health, No. 385, “Suwasiripaya”, Baddegama Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha, Colombo 10.
Application deadline for 2011 intake (based on 2008- 2009 A/L results)
30 April 2011
Scheme of Training :
The selected applicants will be admitted to the nursing training school as pupil nurses and they should follow the training course for 03 years.
The trainees during the period of training in a school nursing will be paid an allowance as follows :
1st year – Rs. 12,920 (per month)
2nd year – Rs. 13,040 (per month)
3rd year – Rs. 13,160 (per month)
The trainees, who pass the final examination, after successful completion of training, will be appointed to the post of staff nurse Grade III by the Director General of Health Services on the relevant salary scales depending on the availability of vacancies of the post.
All applicants should be unmarried at the time of submitting their applications and it is compulsory that they should remain unmarried, during the period of 03 years training.
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