| VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica
DEAN’S LIST AWARDEES:B.Sc.
Nursing students who were admitted to the Dean’s List for the last Academic Year pose with their special awards received at the 6th
annual Striping Ceremony hosted by the College of Health Sciences on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Students (from left) Keandra Anglin (awarded for Year 2), Juline
Souden, (awarded for Year 3), and Regjene Dawkins (awarded for Year 2) share the happy moment with Dr. Adella Campbell, Head, Caribbean School of Nursing, College
of Health Sciences and Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, UTech, Jamaica.
UTech, Jamaica Nursing Students Earn Their Stripes
at Annual Striping Ceremony
wo hundred and thirty (230) students
enrolled in years one to four of the BSc. in
Nursing and the BSc. in Midwifery in the
Caribbean School of Nursing (CSON), College
of Health Sciences, (COHS) were presented
with their symbolic stripes at the 6th annual
Striping Ceremony hosted by the School in their
honour under the theme, “Nursing and Midwifery
Students Touching Lives and Changing theWorld”
on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The ceremony
was held at the Christian Life Fellowship Centre,
adjacent to the UTech, Jamaica Papine campus.
The symbolic striping signifies that the students
have satisfied the academic and professional
requirements of their respective levels of study
and have displayed good behaviour and attitude
towards their profession.
Dr. Janet Campbell-Shelly
, Acting Dean,
College of Health Sciences, UTech, Ja. in
congratulating the students, reminded them that
their striping is synonymous with excellence and
the achievement of high standards in all areas of
their personal and professional lives.
Dr. Adella Campbell
, Head, CSON, in her address
gave an historical overview of the establishment
of the nursing and midwifery programmes at
UTech, Jamaica. She noted that the University
has been training nurses since 2007 and
midwives since 2014 following the divestment
of the training programmes from the Government
of Jamaica. UTech, Jamaica’s Caribbean School
of Nursing offers theB.Sc.
Nursing (generic and
. in Midwifery (Direct Entry and
Midwifery for Registered Nurses), the Completion
Midwifery course of study to commence in August
2017 and theB.Sc
. in Critical Care Nursing. The
graduate programmes are theM.Sc.
in Trauma Studies.
Completion training programmes are franchised
at the Excelsior Community College and in St.
Vincent and The Grenadines.
More than 600 hundred applicants
turned away annually
Referencing the current gap in the health sector
caused by the migration of Jamaica’s specialist
nurses, Dr. Campbell underscored that our
nurses have earned a reputation of being the best
trained in the world. She lamented therefore,
that UTech, Ja. is forced “to turn away more than
600 applicants annually because of our inability
to accept them for training even though they are
qualified.” The Head of School expressed hope
that the University will be able to, in the near
future increase its capacity for the training of
She congratulated the students on earning their
stripes noting that the School continues to excel
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