Training course participants, (left to right) Mrs. Marshalette Smith-Anthony, Dr. Ronalyn Dennis-Bradshaw, Ms. Melissa Walker and Mrs. Joyette Aiken.

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) nursing students benefited from Jan. 8 to 15 Preceptorship Training Workshop conducted by the University of the West Indies School of Nursing (UWISON).

The aim of the Preceptorship course is to prepare clinical preceptors, who are registered nurse clinicians, with an opportunity to enhance practice skills in leadership, communication, teaching, evaluation, mentoring, nursing law and ethics. Training course participants gained new knowledge to promote student nurses’ clinical learning experience as they transition into their professional responsibilities.

The course had 49 participants from hospital and community healthcare institutions from St. Kitts and Nevis. The Ministries of Health on both islands sponsored some participants, while others attended the workshop for their own personal and professional development.

The training course was facilitated by BSN Programme Coordinator, Melissa Walker; UWISON Lecturer, Joyette Aiken; with presentations from two participants, Dr. Rondalyn Dennis-Bradshaw, Dean of Health Science Division; and Adjunct Lecturer, Health Science Division at CFBC, Marshalette Smith-Anthony. Participants received certificates at the end of the training session.

The CFBC Health Science Division thanked the UWISON; the St. Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Health; CFBC Vice President, Mrs. Jackie Williams; the CFBC IT Department; sponsors; donors; and course participants for their support and commitment towards quality health care in St. Kitts and Nevis.

The Bachelor of Science in nursing degree is offered in the CFBC Health Science Division as a franchised programme from the University of the West Indies since 2014.