Eighty Five New Graduates

In a festive and moving ceremony, 85 new nurses were certified as graduates of the School of Nursing at Ziv Medical Center.
1/11/2018
In a festive and moving ceremony, 85 new nurses were certified as graduates of the School of Nursing at Ziv Medical Center.
The ceremony was attended by Ziv's Director Dr. Salman Zarka,  Dr. Anan Abbasi, Deputy Director, members of the hospital administration and the Nursing Administration, headed by Mr. Arie Bitan, the staff of the School of Nursing headed by Dr. Levana Ogni, doctors, nurses and the families of the new graduates.

Dr. Salman Zarka congratulated the new nurses on joining the health system in Israel: "The North is in a period of growth; Ziv Medical Center is in the midst of development and the advancement of medical services that until recently were not available in our region, aiming to provide the residents of the north with professional, high quality care. Human manpower is the mainstay of the health system; even advanced technology requires well trained professionals to derive maximum benefit from it for the patient. Graduates of Ziv Medical Center's nursing school have retrained from previous professions, and I wish you all great success in your new and challenging journey, "said Dr. Zarka.

Dr. Levana Ogni, told the graduates that nursing is not just a profession, but a way of life and a destiny. "Nursing is a profession with a long tradition, combining innovation and progress, requiring continuous learning and adaptability to changes, a profession that places people at the center and holds us to quality, excellence and professionalism.”

At the Ziv School of Nursing, 315 students are enrolled in academic and diploma courses leading to a registered nurse's certificate.
The 2018 graduates are already integrating into workplaces in hospitals and in the community in the north and other areas. In addition to the nursing accreditation tracks, the Ziv School of Nursing holds basic and short-term courses for nurses and other health professions, including for breast feeding counsellors, and infection prevention. According to data from the Ministry of Health, 66,354 nurses are employed in the health system in Israel - 87% women and 13% men. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of new nurses in Israel. In the past year alone, 2,546 nurses have joined the profession. 474 nurses are employed at Ziv - 83% women and 17% men.