Minimum Educational Requirements For Entry To Nursing & Midwifery Schools
Examinations and Grades

CXC/CSEC General Proficiency – Grades I, II, III
GCE O’Level – Grades A, B or C
CAPE – Grades 1-4

General Nursing & Midwifery – Five (5) subjects minimum

Three (3) compulsory subjects, i.e.

  1. English Language or Communications Studies (CAPE)
  2. Science: Biology or Human and Social Biology or Biology (CAPE)
  3. Mathematics or Pure Mathematics (CAPE) or Applied Mathematics (CAPE)

and two (2) other subjects from the approved subjects list.

Assistant Nursing - Four (4) subjects minimum

Three (3) compulsory subjects, i.e.

  1. English Language or Communications Studies (CAPE)
  2. Science: Biology or Human and Social Biology or Biology (CAPE)
  3. Mathematics or Pure Mathematics (CAPE) or Applied Mathematics (CAPE)

and one (1) other subject from the approved subjects list.

However, no applicant will be accepted for indexing with more than two (2) subjects at CXC General Grade III (after 1998) or GCE O’Level Grade C or a combination of both.
Revised October 2012

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