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Jamaicans missing out on thousands of practical nursing placements in UK, Canada, US

Nov 10th, 2022 | Category: EDITORS' FORUM | 7:43
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#JamaicaGleaner #Nurse #Nursing #AlliedHealth #Healthcare #UnitedStates #Canada #UnitedKingdom NOVEMBER 10, 2022: Stakeholders in the allied health service industry are urging Jamaicans to capitalise on thousands of practical nursing jobs available in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom – countries with large expatriate populations from the island. But a lack of coordination and cooperation between entities in the industry, as well as standards deficits, is causing frustration as some trained personnel have been forced to operate in the shadows without proper academic and immigrant documentation. Beverley Dinham Spencer, a United States-trained practitioner, who operates a local school to train practical nurses, who are also called personal support workers (PSWs) and nursing assistants (NAs), said a recent conference in Ottawa disclosed that thousands

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