The Nursing Program

Nursing Program – St. Verena Nursing Training Center

Izbat Al Haganah, Cairo


History of the Program:

  • Research has identified a national shortage of well-trained nurses in Egypt, with a special need for Christian nurses.
  • The Nursing Program started in 2012 – the building and the program itself was made possible by God’s Grace and generous donations.

Purpose and Goals of the Program:

Changing people’s lives through education and employment

To educate and train well-prepared nurses and help to solve the nursing shortage in Egyptian hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes

To train nurses in treating everyone with dignity and humanity regardless of their social status or religious affiliation

To shape the future of young people and their families with education and placement in respectable jobs

Details of Program

  • Location: Izbat Al Haganah, Cairo – a densely populated urban area in Cairo with deteriorating buildings, and occupied by very poor, mostly uneducated and unemployed people
  • Length of Program: One year (morning classes only), or a condensed program for 6 months for out-of-area students (morning and evening classes)
  • Class size: Average of almost 40 students per class
  • Student Texts: Each student receives 13 Nursing Education books, one book of Ethics, and one spiritual book

Prerequisites of Program

  • High school (or equivalent) graduate
  • Ability to learn advanced science
  • Willingness to work after graduation
  • Spiritual relationship with God and ready to be a good servant

Curriculum of the Program

  • Academic Lectures
  • Simulation Labs
  • Practical hospital and nursing home training

Program Fees and Coverage

  • Full room and board accommodations for out-of-area students
  • All study expenses including books, rotations and uniforms
  • Transportation expenses to visit families
  • Spiritual and recreational trips
  • Spiritual and social counseling
  • Choir
  • Graduation
  • Job placement

Scholarships – L.E. 400 per month covers personal expenses so that students can be completely dedicated to the program without any financial burden on themselves or their families


460 Total Number of Graduates – From March 2012 through July 2017


“The nurses graduated from St. Verena are the best nurses working at our hospital.” – Dr. Laila Khashba – Director of Nursing at Al Hayah Hospital

You can Sponsor a Student!

Total expenses for one student is L.E. 18,000 ($1,000)