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PSS to recruit NMC nursing students

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EDUCATION Commissioner Dr. Alfred Ada said the Public School System plans to recruit nursing students from Northern Marianas College.

“We will ask NMC if it is possible for their nursing students to come and do their practicum on a school campus guided by a registered nurse,” he added.

Ada said PSS is still trying to hire nurses, but is having a hard time recruiting them.

Through the federal Education Stabilization Fund, PSS has been allocated $550,000 to hire 22 part-time nurses for 10 months.

Ada said PSS has enough  personal protective equipment or PPE supply and 300 Wand thermometers, but will procure more so all classrooms will have one.

Before schools reopen on Sept. 8, he said PSS will hire a janitorial service “to do deep cleaning of classrooms, offices and bathrooms.”

During the recently concluded summer program conducted at Kagman Elementary School, Ada said parents  provided washable, reusable masks to their children.

“Our families and community members are working together in addressing this pandemic,” he said.

“Our priority now is to reopen schools with caution.”

Ada said he will ask the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. and the Governor’s Covid-19 Task Force to test teachers before the start of the new school year.

 

 

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