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Shortage of specialist nursing educators hits Jamaica

Nov 11th, 2022 | Category: EDITORS' FORUM | 4:46
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#JamaicaGleaner #Nurse #Nursing #Educators #AlliedHealth #Healthcare #UnitedStates #Canada #UnitedKingdom NOVEMBER 11, 2022: Former head of the UWI School of Nursing (UWISON), Dr Steve Weaver, says there is a shortage of specialist nursing educators in Jamaica. He noted that the areas of critical care and operating theatre are affected as nurses must first be competent in the specialties and before they can receive training as nurse educators. Weaver reasoned that if Jamaica wants more educators to be able to train sufficient nurses to meet the country’s perceived shortage, “the Government needs to be a little bit more visionary in some of the policies it puts in place”. He was speaking at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum on the export potential of allied health workers

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