A Road to Excellence
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A Road to Excellence
By Claire Duncan, Valerie Hardware, Jean Munroe, Norma Woodham
US$ 19.99
Book Description

A Road to Excellence encapsulates the establishment of a school nursing at the University Hospital of the West Indies and the progression of the basic nursing education programme from an apprenticeship system based on the British model to a partial student status system. The quality of the leadership throughout the period has been highlighted. The authors chronicle the influence of the Jamaica General Trained Nurses Association/Nurses Association of Jamaica, the regulating role of the Nursing Council, and show how support from regional and international agencies contributed to changes in the administration and integrity of the curriculum. The flexibility of the teaching staff in adapting to current educational technologies and the response of the students as evidenced by their performance in the registration examinations are presented. Aspects of operations and functioning integral to the maintenance of standards in a school are also covered.

The authors all graduated from the University Hospital of the West Indies School of Nursing and had a history of service with many local and international nursing associations, and they have brought to this work their insiders’ understanding of the school’s journey from its inception.

Claire Duncan retired in 2002 as Director of Training, Human Resource Management Department, University Hospital of the West Indies. She previously worked as a staff nurse, ward sister and nursing tutor with the University Hospital of the West Indies.

Valerie Hardware retired in 2009 as Staff Coordinator, Department of Nursing Service, University Hospital of the West Indies. She previously worked as a staff nurse, ward sister and nursing tutor with the University Hospital of the West Indies.

Jean Munroe retired in 2006 as Assistant Director, Advanced Training and Research in Fertility Management (now the Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit), Faculty of Medical Sciences, the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. She previously worked with the University Hospital of the West Indies in positions ranging from staff nurse to nursing tutor to director of personnel and industrial relations.

Norma Woodham retired in 2003 as Director of Nursing Education, University Hospital of the West Indies School of Nursing. She previously worked as a staff nurse, ward sister and nursing tutor with the University Hospital of the West Indies.

Table of Contents
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • List of Abbreviations
  • 1 Nursing Origins Education in Jamaica Prior to 1949
  • 2 The Development of the Basic Nursing Education Programme at the University College Hospital/University Hospital, 1949–2006
  • 3 The Early Years of the School of Nursing, 1949–1961
  • 4 The School of Nursing, 1962–1980
  • 5 The School of Nursing, 1981–1999
  • 6 Progress to Degree Status at the School of Nursing, 2000–2006
  • 7 Those Who Led the Way at the School of Nursing
  • Appendices
    • Appendix 1: Anecdotes
    • Appendix 2: Subjects Taught at the University Hospital of the West Indies School of Nursing, 1979 and 1973–1978
    • Appendix 3: Guide for a Survey Week, 1965
    • Appendix 4: Additional Data to Be Ready for Visitors on First Day of the Survey Visit
    • Appendix 5: Nursing and Medical Students Visiting the University Hospital of the West Indies School of Nursing, 1982–2006
    • Appendix 6: Grading Systems University Hospital of the West Indies School of Nursing 1974–2006
    • Appendix 7: Titles of Courses in the Curriculum for Basic Schools of Nursing, Jamaica, 1985
    • Appendix 8: Outline of Theoretical Content 2003 (1985 Curriculum), University Hospital of the West Indies School of Nursing
    • Appendix 9: Individuals Honoured at Graduation for Services to University Hospital of the West Indies School of Nursing
    • Appendix 10: Teaching Staff of the University College/University Hospital of the West Indies School of Nursing (Tutors Sisters and Staff Nurses)
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
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