History of the school
The history of SZŠ Děčín began in the 1950s, in the school year 1949-1950, with the opening of a two-year course. The higher school of social health, as it was called at the time, was located in the building of today’s elementary school in Vrchlického Street in Děčín II. The director was Mrs. Marie Krásná, and that was until 1959.
Since the 1951-1952 school year, two fields of study have been taught: nursing and children’s nursing. The study is extended to three years and the school is no longer called the Medical School. The four-year course was started in the 1955-1956 school year and at the same time the evening course was opened, intended for workers in the health sector. In the 1956-1957 school year, a six-month course for auxiliary nurses became a new form of study.
The school was closed in 1959-1960, when its seat was moved to the northern part of the district, to Rumburk.
School in nowadays
The Secondary Medical School in Děčín was newly opened in 1986. The school is still one of the smaller schools with a capacity of up to 230 full-time students and 210 distance-learning students from September 1, 2021. It is well equipped materially and the school environment is pleasant.
Since its inception, the school has been preparing secondary healthcare workers primarily for healthcare facilities in the Ústí Region. Currently, 2 fields of study with matriculation exams are open in full-time and distance learning, namely the field of medical assistant from 1 September 2010, which has been replaced from 1 September 2019 by Practical nurse.
The school cooperates with Krajská zdravotní a.s., pupils carry out practical teaching mainly at the Děčín hospital. The students of the Social Work course carry out practical training in various facilities of the Děčín Social Services Center.
Graduates are employed in outpatient or inpatient healthcare facilities, in the provision of community or home healthcare and as a healthcare worker in social service facilities, as a worker in social facilities.
Studying at the school is suitable for girls and boys who want to help others, have a sense of responsibility, good communication skills and are medically fit to work in the healthcare and social sectors. Teaching at the school is carried out by internal school staff and external medical staff.