Vincentian nurses celebrate International Nurses Day
By Sister Beverly
The Division of Nursing Education, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College joins with the rest of the world in saluting nurses on international nurse’s day and on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.
International Nurses Day 2020 is celebrated on May 12 each year. The theme for International Nurses Day is “Nurses a voice to lead, Nursing a world to health”.
The Division of Nursing Education, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College congratulates nurses in St. Vincent & the Grenadines and all over the world for their extraordinary work in saving lives and for their bravery on the frontline of the fight against the corona virus pandemic.
According to Dean of the Division of Nursing Education, Mrs. Beverly Liverpool, the Covid-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the vital role that nurses play in our health care system and the true value of frontline workers such as nurses. Today more than ever, the Division of Nursing Education celebrates the role that nurses have played, and will continue to play in our lives, as SVG and countries around the world continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and its tragic consequences.
It is fitting on the occasion of International Nurses Day 2020 that the Division of Nursing Education, the lone training institution for nurses in SVG, commemorates the efforts and indispensable contribution that nurses give to our society. Special mention must be made of the nurses who are employed as Dean, Deputy Dean, Lecturers and Clinical Instructors at the Division of Nursing Education, who are responsible for effectively training nurses and other nursing personnel to meet the needs and demands of an ever- changing healthcare system locally, regionally and internationally.
The institution will continue to upgrade and revise its programme offerings to ensure relevance and timeliness and moreover, to prepare graduates who are capable of providing promotive, preventive, curative, restorative and rehabilitative care to individuals, families and communities, especially in wake of new and emerging diseases such as COVID-19.