Nazareth Project Inc.

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Nazareth Academic School of Nursing

The Nazareth Academic School of Nursing was established in 1924 to address a shortage of professionally trained nurses. Today, the school continues to train the next generation of nurses in the hometown of Jesus.

Most of the nursing students come from the local area around Nazareth and the school is the only school of nursing that serves the predominantly Arab population in the area. Over 300 students each year undertake General Nursing qualifications, ranging from a Diploma to a B.A. degree in Nursing.

The Nazareth Academic School of Nursing staff are committed to drawing out the potential in each young person who attends the school. Alongside a focus on the academic and practical aspects of learning to become a fully-qualified nurse,  each student is developed to embrace values of excellence, compassion and the service of all, regardless of who they are.

The school enjoys its own dedicated teaching facility right next to the hospital. Students gain an excellent experience, as was reflected in the 2017 graduation results — 100% of students passed their final exams.

Nazareth Project (NPI) has supported the Nazareth Academic School of Nursing is multiple ways. Since 2001, with help from individuals, churches and private foundations, NPI has supported the school with:

  • $54,265 in Scholarship Funds
  • $25,081 in Capital Funds for an auditorium which serves as a center for community education
    and engagement
  • $30,315 for other nursing school projects, including funding for the school’s publication of two community-education books on parenting.

To learn more, visit the Nazareth Academic School of Nursing website.