Monday, June 2nd, 2014 -- The 25th Class of FEMAP School of Nursing will conduct their graduation ceremony on June 20, 2014. The ceremony will take place in Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua at the Centro de Convenciones CIBELES at 4 p.m., 58 students will be graduating and 75 students will participate in the ceremony of the “Pass of the Light” and will receive their nurse caps symbolizing the accruing of knowledge and process needed to truly serve as a nurse as well as the nursing emblem pin signifying the student’s passage to clinical practice. Everyone is invited!
FEMAP’s School of Nursing was established September 20, 1993 in response to a lack of nurses in the Municipality of Cd. Juarez. It began as a one-year general nursing assistant course offered to the unskilled women with few options for employment. Within months, the school received academic certification from the National Professional Technical Education Council (CONALEP).
On November 11, 1997, the FEMAP’s School of Nursing was recognized by the Universidad Autonoma de Cd. Juarez (Autonomous University of Cd. Juarez – UACJ) which led to a change in curriculum and an elevation of academic standards. By December 31, 2008, the school had graduated 14 general nursing classes and two classes of Nurse’s Aides. It is recognized for its excellence by CENEVAL (Centro Nacional de Evaluacion para la Educacion, National Center of Evaluation for Higher Education).
The School provides opportunities for the poorest people to study and become healthcare professionals. Graduates are guaranteed good paying jobs upon graduation while serving a desperately underserved region. In 2013, 527 students registered. The majority of those seeking a three-year nursing education at FEMAP seek scholarships for the modest tuition, currently $42.00 per month.