• Award:Certificate
  • Study Mode:Full-Time
  • Duration:6 Months


The Certificate in Nursing Auxiliary Studies aims to increase the quantity and quality of trained Nursing Auxiliaries in Barbados to service the human resource needs of public and private elder care facilities on the island. Graduates would be eligible to enroll as Nursing Auxiliaries with the Nursing Council of Barbados.

Defining a Nursing Auxiliary

The Nursing Auxiliary, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, assists with the provision of basic nursing care to older adults. The individual must have completed a course of training of no less than six months duration, which has been approved by the Nursing Council of Barbados. Upon completion of the prescribed training programme, the desirous graduate may take the Nursing Council’s examination and apply for entry to the roll of Nursing Auxiliaries.

Applications can be downloaded here or by clicking the pdf form below.  Applications for the Nursing Auxiliary Studies programme will close on January 15, 2021 and should be submitted no later than that date to be considered for a place in the programme.

Persons are asked to note that applications must be accompanied by supporting documents on presentation to the Office of Student Affairs to be considered viable. Please review the application form carefully.

Admission Requirements

  • Prospective applicants should have reached the age of seventeen (17) years at the time of application.
  • Applicants must also have completed their secondary school education OR
  • Have obtained English Language at CSEC General Proficiency Level with Grade 1, 2 or 3 OR
  • Any qualification considered by the College to be equivalent to the abovementioned.

Fees & Financing

Description of Courses

The certificate is made up of two (2) modules as follows:

Module 1

  • Introduction to Elder Care
  • Ageing in Place
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • First Aid
  • Foundations of Nursing 1
  • Clinical Practice 1

Module 2

  • Prevalent Health Conditions
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Home Health Care
  • Foundations of Nursing 2
  • Clinical Practice 2

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