By Samuel Ansah Boateng
St Karol School of Nursing has implored government to critically consider career counselling in her bid to enhancing secondary education opportunities.
Management of the institution believes career counselling would go a long way to help beneficiaries of the free SHS.
This was communicated in their press statement last Monday, when the school was officially launching the career fair project-an initiative that enables WAEC WASSCE graduates to have a feel of a nursing training institution for three weeks for “free”-dubbed free nursing training education simulation.
Speaking at the launch, the founder of the school, Dr. Caroline Ackim emphasized the importance of career guidance and counselling.
She stated that Career Counselling was an expert career consultation process which provides advice on career goals and objectives, academic and professional requirements, career planning and evaluation, career development and career monitoring holistically.
“A successful career counselling uses multiple techniques to support prospects in their choices. Generally, career counseling analyses core competence and strategic capabilities, personal circumstances, available opportunities, perceived challenges, career options, career switch and pathways, professional development, continued personal improvements and so on. It encapsulates factors like individual interests, passion, principles, philosophy, values, role-modelling, personality traits and educational backgrounds”, she explained.
“A career counselor will help one discover oneself. The deepest desire? Specify one’s career and life goals. A career counselor appreciate and support one’s need to be needed and appreciated to help sort career options. A BSc degree in Registered General Nursing has incredible career pathways and is worth pursuing,” Dr. Ackim added.
On why the project is different from the many career counselling fairs available, Dr. Ackim narrated that, “to discover oneself is the greatest achievement a person can make. That is why we are giving the opportunity for the WAEC WASSCE graduates to explore their dream of doing without any strings attached. One can walk in during the period, enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals, engage with faculty, observe the practical, partake in the lectures and evaluate all the facilities of St Karol. One is allowed all the privileges of being a customer centric degree nurse in St Karol School of Nursing for three weeks without any financial commitment or obligation. This unique product would help the WASSCE graduate to firm up their career choices / decisions”.
The free auditing of the BSc Nursing programme, according to Dr. Ackim would be on the St. Karol School of Nursing campus from the 22nd September 2020 to the 9th October 2020. It will see a simulation of the four years’ degree in nursing programme. All WAEC WASSCE graduates are specifically invited for the three weeks’ free exercise. At the end of the program participants would have basic first aid skills and a deeper appreciation of career choices. Covid19 protocols would be strictly enforced.
St Karol School of Nursing is a private nursing university located off the Malam Kasoa highway from the old barrier towards old Bortianor in Aplaku Aayalolo in Accra. St Karol School of Nursing has trained and graduated several students who are absorbed in private and public hospitals all over the world. The school is accredited by the National Accreditation Board, approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Admissions are in progress for the BSc Nursing programme for WAEC WASSCE graduates and top up for diploma holding nurses in RGN.