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1st Annual nurses pinning ceremony
Abbreviated Title:
Annual nurses pinning ceremony
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12 p. ; 22 cm.
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English
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The College of the Bahamas. School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions
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The College of the Bahamas
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Nassau, Bahamas
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Nursing -- Bahamas -- History   ( lcsh )
Commencement exercises -- Bahamas -- Nursing   ( lcsh )
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Bahamas

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School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
General Note:
First annual pinning ceremony held in the Forecourt, Portia M. Smith Student Services Centre, Sunday May 22, 2005 at the College of The Bahamas, Oakes Field Campus.

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Hilda Bowen Library
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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT DEBORAH BARTLETT Par t n e r Bartl ett-Mc W ee n e y Communicuti1m s CEO GEMS New Medin N etwork (105.9FM Radio ) DEAR GRADUATES You ar e cros sing a threshol d in your p ro fessional development, from apprentice to profess ional and while you will always con tinu e t o be a learner, you hav e met a first b enchmark and the iight to call yo urs elf a nurse. Lik e hundre d s before you, who h a ve participat e d in this pinning tradition, your induction represents the c ulmination of years of demanding academic w o rk d esigned to prepare y ou to become competent and skilled professionals, dev o t e d to d e livering quality health care The pin you are rec e iv ing toda y is a tangible reminde r that you are also called to b e co mpassionat e and caring to Lhose within your care. A s you proudly w ear your pin, r emembe ring always b ring honour and resp e ct to your profes s i on. R e A ect on this pin and thevirtu es it repre s ents when tested or chal l e n g e d by the limitations of your own humanity. Let it remind you that yo u provide an e ssential cont1ibution to efficient and dynamic health care deliv ery The patients in your ca r e will .need the knowl edge, the skills and the professionalism y ou h a v e acquired during your training. They will also need your respect and compassion, the qualities of spirit w e also so ught to d eve lop during the c ours e of your training L e t this day d e fine how you will direc t your professional future and answer this call to se rvice. Use well the solid foundation that you have rec eive d as you continue to grow and r es p ond to new challenges. the dee p r eso l ve with which you turned your Congratulations a nd warm best wishe s dream into a reality us e that same tenaci ly to Deboral1 Bartlett, co-founder and partner of Bartl e tt-McWeeney Communications (BMC) and the GEMS New M e dia Network ( 105 9), i s responsible for radio and tel e vi s ion produc tion onlin e se rvi ces and business development for the multi-media company. Ms. Bartl e tt is co -host of the Rightsid e t e levision programme which has six million viewe r s on 64 n e twork affiliates including Fox, ABC & CBS, and hosts th e GEMS radio programme "Tell it Like it is" which a irs every Sunday at 6pm. Prior to the establishment of BMC & Gems 105.9 Ms Bartl e tt est ab lished a twenty-year l ong ca reer at the Broadcasting Corporation of The B ahamas wh e r e she s e rved as radio & tel e vision n e ws anchor, c hi e f news e ditor, JANYNE M. HODDER talk show host Assistant General Manage r of several divisions including, T e l e vision News and Sal es and Marketin g She is also founder and presid e nt of the CEO Network an int e rn a tion a l company whose purpose throu g h conferences and seminars is to inspire and strengthen work ethic, raise le ve ls of productivit y and serve as a networking platform for economic empowe rm ent o pportuniti es. Ms Bartlett earned a BA degree in M ass Communicati o ns from Augustana College in Rock I s land lllinois

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ORDER OF CEREMONY MxSTRESS OF CEREMONY Mrs Jormnn J3ethe l -Clwmbers C11rrent RN-BSN stwumt PROCESSION OF FACULTY & GRADUANDS The Coll ege of The Bahamas Concert Band Mr. Christian ]11stilien, Director NATIONAL ANTIIEM The Coll ege of The Bahamas Concert Band INVOCATION M r s Laura. Knowles Assistant Professor, SNAHP WELCOME ADDRESS Mrs Patricia Mill e r -Brown Clw. irpei-son SNAHP REMARKS Ms. Jany11e M Hodd.e1 : Presi d.ent The Colfo ge of Th e Bahamas INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Mrs. The resa Mox ey-Adderle y Assistan t Pro f essnr, SNAHP ADDRESS TO GR.\DUANDS Ms Deborah Bartlett, CEO GEMS N e w Media N etwork ( 105 .9FM Radio ) NURSES PLEDGE MUSICAL TRIBUTE To GRADUANDS Ms D estiny Cornfah Stu.d ent Nurse SIGNIFICANCE OF PIN Mrs Sham.el Sands l,ecturer, SNAHP PINNING OF GRADUANDS Mrs. Patricia M ille1--Bmwn, Chairperson SNAHP R eader: Dr Brenda111ae Cleare, D e an Faculty of Pure & Applie d Sciences NURSES PLEDGE Grad11a11d.1 RESPONSES Ms La' Tonia Munroe, Gra.dtLand Assnciate of Science D eg ree Nursing M rs Ma r ine /3rown Graduand, Commmiity H ea lth Nursing Diploma PRESENTATIONS VOTE OF THANKS Mrs. Ingrid Mobl e y f ,ectnrer, SNAHP In full knowle dg e of the obligations I am 1mdertaking, I promise to prmrwte h e alth with all the krwwle dge a.1t1l I tV'itlw1't r egard to Jfoce, Cree d, P o litics, and Social Statu s sparing n o efforts to conserve life, t o c are for the sic k and alleviate I will resp ect, at all time s the dignity and religion s b e liefs of the patients unde r my c a re holding in cor ifid.en ce all p e rsonal infnrmation enlmste d to 111.e a n d r efraining from any action which might endange r life o r health. l will rlu my to ho11uur tlte lntemat-ional Cude uf Nursi11g Ethi c s mul to uphold the in t egr ity of the 111.1rse. GRADUANDS .\ssou \TE OF Sen::'\ CE D1:c1n:F. '\l'BSI:\C .\R.\//HH.'ifl.'R .\'ioslr e /H/ffO. \ F \RIH.\'(;J'O.\'. S/111rny11 COJUJO. \'. ll11li11 llL\'Rl'. C111111li11 J 0 II. \ S 0 .\' Ct1111i11" K\'O\\'/.f.'i. /fos11 L\l.\'( : S11/Jri1111 .\/.WSJ/.\l, L J i111y11 U .ffl/ .f 1'ssit'ker .\II H 'II LU,. .\ll '.\'ROI'.'. J ,11 .. l imia 011:\\L\. lfrc'lll/11 l'L\'.\'. IJl'1111tfra J{()/, J ,1-,' \rf ici11 J{OJ ,U : U11yc11111 IHJU, L .'ilil'risc RO.\/Ut 'frrC':: IHJSI.'. \ dlc11Ci11 s .. u SJJI:ns SfR\Cll.\.\'. l\it111J.U:. lkn rl1 y no.ur:R Sam/rn S/T\10( n. lul!ricl STR\Cll.\S. Clwrle11e ST L\lff. l.i 11tla





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1st ANNUAL NURSES PINNING CEREMONY THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS School of Nursing & Allied Health Profes sions 11Blazjng new trends through knowl e d g e & commit111ent'1 The College of The Baha m a s Oakes Field C ampu s Forecourt1 Portia M Srnith Stud e nt Services Centre Sunda y1 M a y 221 2 005 3:00 p.m.

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4 Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programme. Further, the School is in the process of developing a basic (generic) Bachelor of Science in N ursing programme, w hich is proposed to be offered concurrendy with the Associate of Science in Nursing that will be phased out eventually. Additionally, the school is currencly involved in numerous feasibilit y studies, s uch as Nursing Students' Uniform, Academic Programmes for Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Continuing Education, and College Students Experience Questionnaires. As The College moves towards university status, the School of Nursing a nd Allied Health Professions is poised and ready to overcome many c hallenges along the way. The faculty and staff of the School envision that the education and training of nurses in The Bahamas will remain in its ri ghtful place in an institute of higher learning in this case The Univ e rsity of The Bahamas. It is also envision e d that the school will embark on extensive recruitment exercises to obtain at least a 50% incre ase in pro gra mme enrolments; off e r bachelor's and master' s degr ees in Nursing with various specialties such as Midwifery, Community Health, Critical Care, Pediatric, Psychiatry etc.; offer ba c helor s and master's programmes in Allied Health Professions s uch as Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Technician, Physiotherapy. Dietetics Occupational Therapy, Speech The rapy, Respiratory Therapy etc.; offer numero us continuing ed ucation progra mmes and courses to meet the profe s sional dev elopment needs of nurses and allied health profess ionals nationally, regionally and internationally; engage in distance learning modalities ro expand our scope of course and programmes offering; strengthen relationships with our nume rou s co llege, nursing and allied health pro fess ions s takehold e rs ; seek national. reg ional, and international accredit at ion for our nursing programmes; have all of our faculty with at least a master 's degr ee with more than 75% of cours e work in Nursing; have at l e ast 75% of faculty with a doctorate degree with more than 75% of coursework in Nursing; have Clinical Preceptors with at l eas t a Bachelor in Nursing d egree; have cleric a l staff with a r least an Associate degree in the ir field; have divers e clinical sires for students to gain clinical experiences; have state-of-the-art on-campus learning labs and classroom s and libr ary; and e ngag e in exten sive institutiona l and community res earch and service. The vision for the School of N ursin g and Allied Health Professions i s such to ensure that we p ro duce sufficient graduates who are liberally educated; committed to ethical and profe ss ional b ehav iours ; can provide safe, effective and quality health care to diverse client s in various settings and e ffecti v ely mana ge present and future health care challenges in The Bahama s and around the world.

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Irene A lwe Cooper-Coakley was born in the hear/ of this small island nation, New Providenre, Bahama s on July 19, 1943, the blessed second child of the u11io11 of D1: R. E. Cooper Swior a11d Mrs. Florenre L. Cooper nee Edgecombe, both deceased, who were paccsmers in the Baptist denomina1io11. Upo11 grad1rnti11gfrom Queen's College, she followed in her late paternal grandmother's senna legacy and entered the Nursing profession II the Princess lvfargarel Hospital. The first person to lc,1ve and the first to rerurn from rhc United Ki11gdom, Irene rcwved her Professional State Registration a11d her Midwifery Stale Regisrrntion certification for England a11d Wales. In 1980, she rncccssfully achieved a certificate 111 Advanced Nursi11g Education at the University of the West Indies, whirh catap;i/ted her to the positi o n of a Nursi11g Administrator The recipienr of 11umerous arcolades and meritorious awards, i11cl11di11g bei11g honored by the Governor Cc11cral, Dr Coakley has served 011 the Board of Examiners and Interview Panels for wtra11ts into rhc Nursing Profession in the Commonwealth of The Baham.rs Profile Rev. Dr Irene A. Cooper-Coakley Minister of Religion/Justice of the Peace/ Acting Magistrate Havmg arrai11ed the ra11k of Senior Nursi11g Officer and acted i11 the capacity of Principal Nursing Officer in the Pi1blic Health Depar-lment a11d Sandi/ands Rehabilitation Center, Sister Coakley retired from acrivr Niming in 1 994 following thirty-three years of sen,1a. She attributed her early r e tirement to the affirmation of hea1i11g a nd answer ing the Call of Cod t o pursue a H( gher Calling in Christ jes11s. Ordained to the Sacred Gospel Minist1y in t992, she rontinmd her professional preparation She received the Bachelor of Minist1y and Master of Divinity degrees from Covington Theological Seminal) in Rossville, Georgia and, in t99 8 received a Certificate in Theology from Morehouse School of R eligion al The Int e rdenomin a tional Theological Cmtcr in Arlanta, Georgia. As a culmi11arion to lier rheological purmirs, in 2.001 she received the Doctor of Christi.111 Editration degree.from Virginia U niver sity of Ly11rhbitrg, Lynchburg, Virginia. Immediately afler her retirement fro111 Nursing, she followed in her larc rnorhcr's footsteps ,111d became rhc principal of The Baptist Citadel, the forerunner to Wcstm111ster College. She also served as Registrar, Dean of Students and lec/u1er al Covi11gton Theological Sc111inary and Atlantic Colleges, where she presently cochai-rs the Natio11al Clinical Pastoral Programme. She also served as Fanl1talor for the Morehouse School of Religion .Extensio n Programme in Nassau, Bahamas. Services were also ren.iered at Westminster College ,,s N11rsc, English Language and Litcrat"re teachc1'. At presenr, she is a J11stire of the Peace and Acting Magistrnte of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Prior lo her prescnl assign men/ with the AIDS Secretariat as Health Educato1/Co1msefor, the Creal Commi,-sion: "Co into all the world .. beram. e Reverend Coakley's obsmion, a11d her Chrislia11 stewardship i11 carryi11g out this Divine Mandate h.as bwr persistent and vaned. She heads a vibrant ourrc ach minisrry i11 the Grant's Town Simpso11 Pw11 School for Boys, the Ra11j11rly Home hospitals and H M P1isons, givi11g co1111sel and benevolent sen-ices for the spirirual0 deprived, impoverished and troubled families She is also the former host of the radio programme "Just for Today". This prearher/teachcr and motivational speaker, rurrently serves as Associate Pastor and Direr/or of Christian Educatio11 of The Mission B.rpti s l Church and Executive Secreta1y of The Mission Baptist Consortium of Churches. Dr Coakley is the wife of Mr Stcphe11 Coakley Sr, an Exemtiw with IBM Bahamas, and the mother of Stepha11y MeCle11don, a fami0 1 counselor i11 Wim/011 Salem, North Carolina, a11d Stcphw Coakley, Jr, a minister of the Gospel in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. As an ours/anding Christia11 wo111a11, Dr lrenc Alene CooperCoakley posiriwly impacts the lives of others daily. Her main concern in life is lo respect others am! display justice and fair play for all. She e11joys singing and writing poet1} Her hobbies include arr, gardening, and photography. 5

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Mistre ss of Ceremony Procession of Faculty & Graduates National Anthem Invocation Welcome Address Introduction of President Remarks Selection Introduction of Speaker Address to Graduates Tribute to Graduates 6 Mrs Yvonne McKenzie, Lecturer School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions (SNAHP) The College of The Bahamas (COB) COB Wind and Ensemble Mr Christian Justilien, Director Mrs Hilda Douglas, Lecturer, SNAHP Dr Shane Neely-Smith, Chairperson, SNAHP Dr Linda Davis, Vice President Academic Affairs Dr Rodney Smith, President, COB C.0.B. Wind and Ensemble Mrs lngrid Gibson-Mobley, Lecturer, SNAHP Rev. Dr lrene Coakley HIV/ AIDS Educator, Counsellor & Research Nurse M s Allyson Estwick President of Student Nurses Club

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I Significanc e of Pin Pinning of Graduates Nurse s' Pled g e Pr esentations Voce of Tha nks Mrs Theresa Moxey-Adderley, Lecturer SNAHP Dr Shane Neely-Smith, Chairperson, SNAHP Mrs Laura Knowl es, Head of Department, SNAHP Mrs Lindel Deveaux-Stuart, Lectur er, SNAHP Past HOD Post-Ba sic & Continuing Education Graduates Mrs Lindel Deve a u x-Stuart & Mrs Coral Dean, Clinical Preceptor SNAHP Ms Ernest ine Douglas Provost, Grosvenor Close Campus 7

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HANNA, Lisa LLOYD. Cypriana G. MAYCOCK, Golda Y. H. Credit DARLING, Charlene D. GRANT. Anishka S. KEMP, Margaret E. PIERRE, Elizabeth B. ROLLE, Anroineue M. SANDS, Targina D STUBBS, Anniemae R. Pass TURNER, Monique CERTIFICATE TRAINED CLINICAL NURSING Distinction CAREY, Pearl DUNCOMBE, Denise H HEILD, Samantha M. JENKINS-LOUISE, Clover S JOSEPH, Terah R. KEMP, Delerece M. C. LEWIS, Sinead C. OSSUDE, Dematree V PENNERMAN, Thelcica I. PINDER, Ashley R REMY, Ginna ROLLE, Seanica N. SANDS, Claudette E. SIMONS, Sheila C. STUBBS, Sharlene A. SMITH-SWEETING, Marcia S TATE, Nesheena L. Credit PARSONS, Sharmaine POITIER, Virginia L. TATE-DAVIS Mildred WILLIAMS, Cherie R. Pass BROWN, Marshanel FORD, Shamelle M. MINUS, Barbar a E. 9

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10 Deborah Alleyne lCU Princess Margaret Hospital Virginia Ballance Librnrian Hilda Brown Library Priscilla Cunningham Medical Area Princess Margaret Hospital Joanna Curry Sandi/ands Rehabilitation Centre Ruthmae Elliot Surgical Area Princess Margaiet Hospital Deborah Fox Community Department of Public Health Nitishka Grant Medical Area Rand Memorial Hospital Vernice Knowles ICU Princess Margaret Hospital Serketha Meadows Paediatrics Princess Margai-et Hospital

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. '. Mrs Patricia Glinton-Meicholas Dr Rodney Smith Dr Linda Davis Doctors Hospital Health System Doc's Pharmacy COB's Wind & Ensemble Reverend Dr Irene Coakley Mrs Yvonne McKenzie Mrs Hilda Douglas Mrs Stephanie Hanna Dr Shane Neely-Smith Dr Zorene Curry Mrs Theresa Moxey-Adderley Mrs Laura Knowles Mrs Coral Dean Ms Allyson Estwick Mrs Ingrid Gibson-Mobley Mrs Lindel Deveaux-Stuart Mrs Ericka Thompson Ms Ernestine Douglas Ms Allison Basden COB PRAF Department COB Multimedia Department Mr Colyn Major COB Physical Planning Department Mr Eric Hepburn Ushers (Nursing Students) Nurses' Pinning Ceremony Committee Members (Faculty & Students) l l

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School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Dr Shane Smith (Chairperson) Doreen Butler Dr Zorene Curry Shirley Curtis Coral Dean Lindel Deveaux-Stuart Hilda Douglas Ingrid Gibson-Mobley Stephanie Hanna Dianne Holden Laura Knowles Yvonne McKenzie Patricia Miller-Brown Theresa Leah Rolle Vanria Rolle Esther Sherman-jolly Ericka Thompson



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MRS. VALERIE MILLER, PRI NCIPAL NURSING OFFICER, PRI NCE s MARGARrT Ho Pl'.l'AL Gnce graduating fro m t h e three year diploma p r ogr. 1mme of the RF11 Fiii rTATION CtNTRr PROCE SSION OF FACULTY & GRADUANDS T11r Co1 uGL m T11E BAllAM s OI\ ERT BAND MR. llR1'1 IANJUS' l ILILN, DIR!OCTOR N ATIONAL ANTHEM THL Cot LlhE l)T r11E BAllAMA. Co Cf.Rl' IlA1'[l INVOCATION Ms.JACQ.UELIN TURNER, NUR!>INt. 0TUDCNT WELCOME ADDRESS MRS. PATRIClAMILLllR-8ROWN, llAIRflLRSO I St HOOi 01 NURSING AND ALI IED HEA!Tll PRO! l S!>IO s REMARKS M IrNt E. MR CORAL DEAN, CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR, IN'.!'FRNS111r ConRrnN \TOR NURSES PLED G E GRADL1ANDS ( l\LF PANE!. To Tm. R1c..m) G RADUAND'S RESP ONSE Ms. KlMBF.RLY lMMON PRESENTATIONS GRAD ANO!> VOTE OF THANKS MRS. MAGGIE TURNE.R1 PRO! ESSOR, NURSIN, A 10 Al I If!) HFALTll PRorrss1 0 RECESSIO NAL THE COLLEGE 01 'l'fl11 BAI IA MAS ONCE.RT B )\;I)

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NURSES' PLEDGE In full knowledge of the obligations I am undertaking, 1 promise to promote health with all the knowledge, skills and understanding I possess without regard to Race, Creed, Colour, Politics and Social Status, spari11g no efforts to conserve life, to care for the sick and alleviate suffering. I will respect, at all times, tlu dignity and religious beliefs of the patients under my care, holding in confidence all personal information entrusted to me and refrainingfrom any action wlzich might endanger life or health. I will do my utmost to honour the International Code of Nursing Ethics and to uphold the integrity of the nurse.



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The School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions Fourth Annual PINNING Ceremony -------9/rkl// th 11i11elemtli rj'9JJ:iy /1110 1Jlr,tt1Jrt.11d a11r! ei7At &f'tten (i ekt('t-, i11 the e1(r-'Jli11y 6/Ja!ta111aJ "PARTNERSHIP FOR QUALITY CARE"

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THI COl l[GE 01 1111 KAIL\\lAS School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions rourth Annual Nurses Pinning Ceremony Master of Ceremonies Mr. Richardson Desmangles Registered Nurse, Public Hospitals Authority Processional The College of The Bahamas Concert Band Mr. Christian Justilien, Director National Anthem The College of The Bahamas Concert Band & Participants lnwocation Mrs. Michelle Rolle, Registered Nurse Clinical Preceptor, Princess Margaret Hospital Welcome Address Mrs. Laura Knowles, Chairperson, School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions lntrodudion of President Dr. Rhonda Chipman-Johnson Executive Vice-President and Vice-President of Academi c Affairs Remarks President Janyne M Hodder Musical Selection The College of The Bahamas Concert Band Introduction of Keynote Speaker Shirley Curtis, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Keynote Address Mrs. Wdlamae Hamilton-Stuart Nursing Advisor, Public Hospital s Authority Tribute to Graduand_ s Students Nurses Club Significance of Pin Mrs. Patricia Miller-Brown Head of Department, Nursing Pinning of Graduands Dr. Brenda Cleare, Dean, Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences Mrs. Laura Knowles, Chair, School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions Ms. Doreen Butler Coordinator, Internshi p Programme Nurses' Pledge Graduands In full knowledge of the obligations I am undertaking, I promise to promote health with all the knowledge, skills and understanding I possess without regard to Race, Creed, Colour, Politics and Social Status, sparing no efforts to conserve life, to care for the sick and alleviate suffering. I will respect.at all times, the dignity and religious beliefs of the patients under my care, holding in confidence all personal information entrusted to me and

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refraining from any action which might endanger life or health. I will do my utmost to honour the International Code of Nursing Ethics and to uphold the integrity of the nurse. Presentations Graduands Vote of Thanks Ms. Leah Rolle, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions ReHssional The College of The Bahamas Concert Band School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions GRADUANDS BACHELO!t OF SC!EllCE DEREE RN-BSN Programme MARTINBOROUGH, Marleen AsSOCIATE OF SclENCE DEGREE Nursing ADAMS, Latisha ARMBRISTER, Alicia BARR, Carmeal BASTIAN, Henrietta BRENNEN, Shavonne BROOKS, Rashan BULLARD, Alexandria BURROWS, Alonzia BURROWS, Vanessa CALMA, Mae CAMPBELL, Garnell COAKLEY, Malissa CURRY, Latoya DARLING, Shyantell DAVIS, Janiska DEAN, Kimberly FARQUHARSON, Alicia FARRINGTON, Margo FERGUSON, Jamie-lee FERGUSON, Nicola FERNAN DER, Krishma GAITOR, Olivia HAN NA, Kaylisa HUNT, Lacara HYPOLITE-SANDS, Julian KING, Diandra MARSHALL, Theresa M c B RI DE, Shavonne NEWTON, Tamaris OLIVER, Randina PETERSON, Karen PETERSON, Mario PETTY, Malleah RICHARDSON, Antonia RAHMING, Lanique RAMSEY, Patrice RIGBY, Candice ROLLE, Bianca ROLLE, Shenique ROLLE, Tamara ROXBURY, Daphne RUSELL, Laura S MITH, Hendrea STUBBS, Linda WALKINE, Diania



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THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions Third Annual Nurses Pinning Ceremony B a hama s C ommunic at i ons & Pub lic Office r s Union Hall Farri n gton Road W ed n esday 23r d M a y 2007 7 :00 p m

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About Our Keynote Speaker ... MARY L. JOHNSON, DIRECTOR OF NURSING Our keynote speake r is an extraordinary Bahamian member of the nursing profession, whose many contributions to the development of nursing in The Bahamas and nursing standards have been recogn ized at home an abroad. A native o f Fox H ill, Nassau, Bahamas, Ms Mary Johnson is the third daug hter of the late John and Lill ian Johnson She was educated at the Sand i lands Primary Sch ool and the Government H i g h School. Ms Johnson is a State Registered Nurse (Broad g r een Hospital Liverpooll and M i dw i fe (Northern General Hospital Sheffield(. She also has a B. Sc. Nursing and an MA in Rehabilitat ion and Counselling from the University of South Florida. In 1960 at the age of seventeen. she began nurse t r aining at the Princess Margaret Hospital and in 1963 was the f irst nurse to complete the General Nursing Programme i n three years (previously four years long I. She was one of the f i rst two Bahamian nurses to be deployed as Clin i cal Teachers at the Princess Margaret Hospital in 1968, and the first Baham i an female nurse to obtain post basic certification in Psych iatri c Nursing in 1969. She was subsequently granted a PAHO fellowship to complete the Advanced Nursing E ducat ion Certif i cate Programme at the University of the West Ind i es i n 1972 Thi s tra i ning equipped her to become the first Bahamian Psychiatric Nurse Tutor, enabling her to have a major i mpact on the deve l opment of Psychiatr i c Nursi ng i n The Bahamas Ms Johnson served as Nurse Educator in the Bahamas School of Nursing for twelve years and then as a part-t i me lecturer when the programme was transferred to the College of The Bahamas in 1983. In 1973/4 she chaired the com mi ttee to develop and later coordinated the Post Basic Psych iatri c Nursing Programme for Trained Clinical Nurses and the programme for Registered Nurses which commenced in 1983 From 1989-1994, she served as Principal Nursi ng Off icer at Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre. where J u ne 25, 1992 was des i gnated as Mary Johnson Day" in apprec i at i on of her outstand i ng c ontribution to geriatric nursing care at the centre. Ms Johnson was appointed Director of Nursing i n 1994. Notable developments i n nursing and nursing education during her tenure include establishment of the Nu r s i ng Cadet Programme in 1996 to assist in recruiting candidates for direct entry into the Nursing Programme, estab l ishment of the Nursing Research Unit in 1999, introduction o f the Nursing Precepto r -sh i p P r ogramme to mentor nursing students, interns and new graduate nurses assigned to the clinical areas and agenc i es of the Ministry of Health and Public Hospitals Author i ty November 2001 saw the launch of the "Future Nurses of The Bah amas" programme targeti n g students in grades 5-9. As D i rector o f Nursing, Ms Johnson u ses every opportunity to enco u rage and empowe r n u rses to always strive for excellence in all aspects o f the i r prac t ice. In 1997, a retreat for Sen ior Nu r s ing Personnel a n d Un i t Manage r s was held w ith a focus o n a new perspect ive to decis i o n making by empower i ng n u rses to th ink outs i de o f t h e box. The National Nu r se of Th e Year competi t i o n was es tablished i n 2002 Emanat i ng from the 2002 ret reat was the fo r mation of a Nurs i ng Task Force which was launched o n J anuary 31, 2003 together w i th a Coalit ion for Change a n d 100 -0ay Challenge when the Director charged nurses to spare no effort i n making cha n g e s that are necessary i n t h eir a r eas of wo r k to enhance the q u ality of care and serv ice d e l i v ered to c li ents Ms Jo h nson s contributions also inclu de Registrar of the Nursing Coun c i l of The Bahamas 1197 7-1979) and member of t h e fol lowi ng bodi es : Nat i o n a l Dru g Counc i l [1983). the Educatio n and Exami n ations Com m ittee s of The Nursing Counci l the Nursing Council, the Bahamas Mental Health Association and the Bahamas Counc i l o n A l cohol i sm and is Director of the Bahamas Council for the Hand i capped She was also a member of the Min istry of Health s Board of Examine r s for many years. She has partic i pated in numerous training programmes for nurses, focus i n g on the Psych iatric Nu r s i ng component in all of the bas ic a n d post basic programmes and the psychological aspec t s o f cari ng for persons suffe r i n g from HIV/Aids Recently, as Director of Nursing, she c oord inated a comm i ttee to r eview th e s taffi n g and training needs o f n u rses the report of wh i c h has r ecently been presented. Ms Johnson has received nume r ous a w a r ds and recognit i ons i nclud i ng : Selected by Nu r ses Association o f t h e Bah amas as a nationa l cand i date for the 3-M International Counci l of Nurses Fellowship Programme i n 1 982 Honoured by the Ministry of Health i n 1997 f o r thirty five year s of ded i cated service Inducted i nto S i gma Theta Tau Int e rn at i onal at the Uni vers i ty of T h e West Indies i n 1997 Named a Health H ero by PAHO and M i n istry of Health in 1998 Josiah Aw a r d r ec i pient as outstanding Fox Hillian in 2002 Outstand in g Mother award by M i ssion Bapt ist Church in 2003 Board membe r of the CW.Saunders Baptist H i gh School. Ms Johnson i s a n active member o f h e r community and the Macedonia Bap tist Church. She se r ves a s o r ganist, Sunday school teac h e r choir member and C h u r c h Council member. She enj oys singing, playing the p i a n o organ, trombone and hand bells as well as read i n g walki ng and traveling Ms Johnson is the proud mother of one s on. J a son.

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The College of The Bahamas 30th Commencement Nurses Pinning Ceremony May23, 2007 Message from the President What a wonderful day this is for you our nursing professionals and your allied health peers. This day marks an important milestone on your career JOurney. Coming at the end of a challenging period of study and clinical training, it represents a victory. When commonsense and every fibre of your being dictated that you turn back, you forged ahead and completed your course I commend your fortitude and your choice of a deeply rewarding and Life-affirming vocation. I encourage you to think deeply of the words of the Nurses Pledge when you say them today. Think of how special your calling makes you. Think of how essential you will be to those who will need from you all the caring and concern for other human beings that the Pledge impl ies Think that you are inheritors of the mantle o f service from such l e gendary and utte rly selfless practitioners as Florence Nightingale and another great heroine of the Crimea n War Mary Seacole a West Indian woman Let the words be more than words easily spoken and easily discarded Instead, let them be a compass by which you orient each step you make in the exercise of your professional skills. Let the ambitions that brought you to The College drive you to continue to learn and to train throughout your career. Pledge to write your name in the history of Bahamian health c are as have women of the committed character of Hilda Bowen, lronaca Morris Bak e r our Ernestine Douglas who spent four decades in nursing and the nurse educators, who have so competently aided you along your chosen path I laud them all and your familie s and friends and donors who have supported you Your alma mater salutes you and shares in your joy May your joy continue beyond this ceremony and throughout your Life. Janyne M. Hodder

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THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS SCHOOL OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS THIRD ANNUAL NURSES PINNING CEREMONY MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES Ms Leah Rolle Lecturer, School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions (SNAHP) Processional The College of The Bahamas (COB) Concert Band Mr Christian Justilien, Director National Anthem COB Concert Band Invocation Mrs Patricia Miller-Brown Head of Department, SNAHP Welcome Address Mrs Laura Knowles Chairperson, SNAHP Introduction of President Dr Rhonda Chipman-Johnson Executive Vice-President VP Academic Affairs Remarks Ms Janyne M Hodder, President Musical Selection COB Concert Band Introduction of Speaker Mrs Lindel Deveaux-Stuart Assistant Professor, SNAHP Address to Graduands Ms Mary Johnson Director of Nursing, Ministry of Health Musical Tribute to Graduands Ms Dominique Rox Graduand Pinning of Graduands Mrs Laura Knowles Chairperson, SNAHP Mrs Faye Johnson Coordinator, Trained Clinical Nursing Programme Ms Doreen Butler Coordinator, Internship Programme Mrs Theresa Moxey-Adderley Coordinator, RN-BSN Programme Ms Shirley Curtis Coordinator, Midwifery Programme Nurses' Pledge Graduands Presentations Graduands Vote of Thanks Ms Shazara Ferguson Graduand Closing Remarks Dr Kathleen Sullivan-Sealey Dean, Faculty Pure and Applied Sciences Recessional COB Concert Band

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GRADUANDS SCHOOL OF NURSING & ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE Nurs ing BUTLER Gena J. DEAN, Coral E. FERNAN DER-ROLLE. Jen J. -JEAN-LOUIS, Jacqueline JOHNSON, Rosa L. PINDER, Monique P. ROLLE, Lakerah L. RAHMING, Mavis E WOOD, Tamica L. ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE Nursing BAIN, Nicole L. Calyne BOWE, Opal N BROWN, Philecia K.A. BROWN, Shakera BURROWS, Joyann M CHRISTIE, Georgette L. CLARKE Keron E CLARKE, Simone S COLEBY, Le n noshka J CONLIFFE Nive e n S DAVIS, Linnessa L. DILLON, Reckell V DUCATEL, Judy ELDON, Renee A FERGUSON, Nyoka L. FERGUSON, Shazarah K. FORBES, Philippa 0. GOFFE, Gaynell HARRIS, Kim M HEPBURN, Tiffany T. HUNT, Phylicia L. JOHNSON, Glenn I LEWIS, Shonell N LAING, Sharanna L. LONGLEY, Winifred MAJOR, Latoya L. MAJOR, Samantha A MAYNARD, Robertha R. MCCOY, Joyann MCINTOSH, Bar cia W. MORLEY, Frances M MORTIMER Jasm i n S MOXEY, Shan t e l R. MUNNINGS, N i kisha S NEILLY, Jeniese M PRATT, Kristy L. REID, Khaula F SEARS, Anishka C. ROLLE, Gwendolyn P. ROLLE, Rogann R. SHAWSMITH-BURROWS, Roxan S STUBBS, Davette L. STUBBS Kimb erley L.N STURRUP, Natera L. TAYLOR. She i kadena S.C. THOMAS, Carnell E THOMAS, Tanya S. WILLIAMS Carla D DIPLOMA Midwifery BASTIAN, Lisa C BODIE, Audrey A. BOWLEG, Patrice J BROWN, Janice M. COLEBROOKE, Hollyann P CORNISH, Charmaine A. GLINTON, Lavette E. KEMP, Beverly KNOWLES Patrice 0. MARTIN, Lucy L. MILLER, Youlander B. MILLS, Fredamae NEWMAN Marcia L. POITIER Eldora E. ROLLE Aleta R. ROX, Dominique E. ROXBURY, Coral D. SEYMOUR, Vanessa A SMITH, Marilyn S. SWAIN, Dora A WILLIAMS, Trineka M. CERTIFICATE Environmental Health ANDREWS, Marguerite M. ARMBRISTER. Lena M. DEAN, Delphine V. KNOWLES, Sandra A NAIRN Miriam L SARGENT Monique B. STUBBS, Judymae A Trained Clinical Nurse BAIN Li s a D. BROWN, Geniece A. BRYAN, Shantell N CARTWRIGHT Louise A CLARKE. Ivy l.T. CLARKE. Melvenia M CLEARE, Deon C. COOPER, Ruthnell CULMER Isabel DEVEAUX De-Alton FARRINGTON, Shantell C. FORBES, Clinton HALL, Paula M HUMES, Erica J JOSEY, Nakira KEMP, Valencia E LAING, Christine Rosenell LYNES, Nicholia H. MAJOR, Candace V. MCCOY, Portia D MCCLURE, Sharon A MCINTOSH, Michelle L. MILLS Paula M MOREE, Andrea A MORRISON, Barbara MORRIS, Cynthia NEWBOLD, Ethel L. PEDICAN, Gwendolyn L. RAHMING Theadora L. ROLLE, Ericka M.R RUSSELL Therese D SMITH, Erica S SMITH, Necola M. ST. JEAN, Aretha M STRACHAN, Michelle STUBBS, Jennifer L. TAYLOR, Tracie WILLIAMS, Pandora V RECOGNITION OF NURSING I ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS Clinical Nursing Programme Eserine Rolle Surgical Area I, Princess Margaret Hospital IPMH) Anne Braithwaite, Gynae Ward, PMH Associate of Science Degree Programme Donalee Curry, Medical Area, PMH Ruthmae Elliott, Surgical Area I, PMH RN/BSN Programme Jacqueline Rahming, Phys i otherapy Department Sandilands Rehabilitation Center Midwifery Programme Andrea Nottage, Post Ward, PMH Sheena Woodside, Labour Ward, PMH



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The College of The Bahamas Second Annual Nurses' Pinning Ceremony part of the 29th Commencement Exercises Tu esday, 23rd May, 2006 7:00 p.m. Band Shell Grounds Oakes Field Campus Poinciana Drive Nassau ) The Bahamas "Commitment to Excellence: Securing Nursing ) s Future))

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N alional Anlhem Lift up your head to the rising sun, B .ahamaland; March on to glory your bright banners waving high. See how the world marks the manner of your bearing! Pledge to excel through love and unity. Pressing onward, march together to a common loftier goal; Steady sunward, tho' the weather hide the wide and treach'rous shoal. Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland, ... N 'Til the road you've trod lead unto your God, March On, Bahamaland Timothy Gibson Alma Maler 2 Where the blue skies greet the palm trees all around, C.O.B. our alma mater proud you stand, We will come from every isle jar and wide, Knowledge, Truth, Integrity will be our guide. Though apart we'll be together always friends, Working hard for love of country, 'til the end, We will live to praise your name filled with pride, Knowledge, Truth, Integrity will be our guide. Christian Justilien

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Nurses PleJge In full knowledge of the obligations I am undertaking, I p;omise to care for the client with all the skill and understanding I possess, without regard to race, creed, colour politics or social status, sparing no effort to conserve life, to alleviate suffering and to promote health. I will respect at all times the dignity and religious beliefs of the patients under my care, holding in confidence all personal information entrusted to me and rejrainingfrom action which might endanger life or health. I will endeavour to keep my professional knowledge and skill at the highest level and to give loyal support and co-operation to all members of the health team. I will do my utmost to honour the international code of nursing ethics and to uphold the integrity of the nurse. 3

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Message from lhe Aeling PresiJenl RHONDA CHIPMAN-JOHNSON, PHD Acting President The ripple effect of the acute shortage of nurses is felt throughout the world, our Bahamaland included. The demand for nurses is expected to heighten phenomenally in the coming years. In that regard, I state with pride that our nation, via The College of The Bahamas is addressing the nursing shortage problem, and The College continues its efforts in enhancing its programme offerings in nursing and allied health in order to keep pace with the needs of the nation and the world. This is an exhilarating time in the life of The College of The Bahamas as it readies itself for transformation into The University of The Bahamas. 5 ignificant steps in that transition are expected to be made by 2007, 4 toward building an institution of even higher learning that will constitute a more respected brand, offering greater opportunities in academic and professional development programmes at tertiary level. The institution will thus position itself to contribute even more to the growth of the Bahamian economy and society. 2006 Nursing Graduates, you are beneficiaries of The College's mission of providing high quality education to Bahamians and international clients. The College's challenging nursing and allied health programmes are well reputed for their superior quality, and you all have succeeded in completing them. You represent The College' s fine product and are equipped to provide valued and necessary service to The Bahamas and the wider world. The world awaits you, Graduate Nurses We are told that among all occupations, registered nurses have the largest projected job growth. Many countries particularly our neighbours to the north, will attempt to lure you to their professional worlds, but I encourage you to first heed the

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call of duty to your own country and let service and charity begin at home. I also encourage you to continue with further academic pursuits and keep pace with developments within the field of nursing. SAL UT[ I am confident that you, The College of The Bahamas' 2006 Graduate N"urses, will be professionals of whom the institution can boast. With this in mind I wish you all the best in your future careers. I also offer best wishes in your personal ventures and trust that God will keep and bless you all. The School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions salutes DOR[[N RUTL[R NURSE OF THE YEAR 2006

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KfYN OTf SPfAKf R JENNIFER C. KING, RN, RM, NO 11, BSN The younger of two children born to Lorenzo and Luella Pearl Saunders (both deceased)) Jennifer Camille King was born in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas. She attended St. john)s College Preparatory and Secondary Schools from which she graduated as Deputy Head Girl and Valedictorian in 1980. She received her registered nurse (RN) diploma from the former Department of Nursing Education Ministry of Health ) in 1994At her graduation, she gave the response speech on behalf of her class. In 19941 Mrs King qualified as a registered midwife (RM), with credit; a member of the first class of graduates from 6 that programme) after it was transferred to the College of the Bahamas School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. She received a certificate in First Line Management from the Ministry of Health in 1999. She was the recipient of the Director of Nursinls Award for that class and again, gave the graduates' response speech. Mrs Kinls professional experience began as a graduate staff nurse working in the Paediatric Department on the Children s Ward and Special Care Baby Units at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH). She was later deployed to the Medical Wards. Thereafter, she gained experience in the Department of Public Health at the Government Clinic in Marsh Harbour Abaco and surrounding Cays. Nurse King has also previously served and is presently serving as a clinical preceptor for pupil midwives in the Maternity Ward at PMH. From 1994 to the present, she has been deployed on that ward where she works in the Post Natal Unit. Professional activities in which Mrs King has been involved include: Speaker as a Nursing Student at the Caribbean Nurses Organization (CNO) conference (1982) Presentation on breast feeding management to preschool operators

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Lecture to Pupil Clinical Nurses Presentations on several occasions to new nurses at orientation seminars Speaker at ''Midwifery Today'' international conference ( 2005) Examination marker for the Nursing Council In her continuing quest for knowledge, Mrs King matriculated into the College of The Bahamas (COB) Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) programme,from which she graduated with Distinction in May 2005 She received both the College of The Bahamas School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Awards for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Award of Academic Excellence. Additionally, she was the recipient of the College of The Bahamas' distinguished President's Award This was the first time that such a high honour at COB was given to a nurse Nurse King continues to take advantage of opportunities for continuing participating in and presenting at Continuing Nursing Education ( CNE) lectures and" seminars In 1999, Nurse King was named as a nurses' recognition honouree for PMH. The following year, she was the recipient of the Director of Nursing Award for the First Line Management class. In 2002, she was the winner of the Registered Nurse of the Year title for Princess Margaret Hospital in the first annual (now biennial) National Nurse of the Year competition. She presently serves as the Chairperson of the National Nurses' Recognition Committee. Now in her twenty fifth (25th) year of nursing service, Nurse King continues to have a passion for the pursuit of excellence in the profession into which she has been called by God. Mrs King is actively involved in her children's schools. She is the Chaplain of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) of her daughter's high school and was this year sworn in as a member of the School Board of her son's primary school. Her children are members of a national choir and Mrs King acrnmpanies them as the choir's nurse whenever they travel to pe rform. A Christian Mrs King is an active member of St Agnes Anglican Church, which she has attended since birth. She is a participant in the music ministry where she is a soloist and member of the senior choir. She is also a member of the Anglican Church Women (ACW) and has served as president of that organization. In 2005, she received certification as a Parish Nurse after completing a 3 week course. Mrs King enjoys reading, public speaking, teaching, singing and the performing arts. Married to Mr Clement D. King for the past 19 years, the couple has three (3) children; Yasmin, Simone and Jeremy. 7

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PRO GRAMM[ THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS SCHOOL OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS SECOND ANNUAL NURSES PINNING CEREMONY Mistress of Ceremonies Procession of Faculty & Graduates National Anthem Invocation Welcome Address Introduction of Acting President Remarks 8 Mrs Patricia Miller Brown Head of Department School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions (SNAHP) COB Concert Band Mr Christian Justilien, Director COB Concert Band Ms Karol Mackey Lecturer SNAHP Mrs Laura Knowles Chairperson, SNAHP Dr Kathleen Sullivan-Sealey, Dean, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Dr Rhonda Chipman Johnson Acting President

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Musical Selection Introduction of Speaker Address to Graduates Tribute to Graduates Significance of Pin COB Concert Choir Ms Margo Nothnagel, Director Ms Doreen Buder Lecturer, SNAHP Mrs Jennifer King Nursing Officer II Graduate of the Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing Programme, SNAHP Song: Mr Kenneil McPhee Student Nurse Remarks : Ms Schmell Weech Graduand President of Student Nurses' Club Dr Zorene Curry Senior Lecturer, SNAHP 9

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Pinning of Graduates Musical Selection Nurses' Pledge Presentations Vote of Thanks Recessional Participating Students Mrs Laura Knowles Chairperson, SNAHP Mrs Patricia Miller-Brown Head of Department, SNAHP Mrs Theresa Moxey-Adderley Coordinator, BSN Programme, SNAHP COB Concert Band Graduands Mrs Dianne Holden Coordinator Associate of Science Degree Programme, SNAHP Ms Kenica Wood Graduand Elroya McPhee Graduand COB Concert Band NB. All students are from the Associate of Science Degree Programme 10

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APRIL 2006 GRADUAT[S 1. Benedette Apheh 11. Ellesia Gibson 21. Branishka Strachan 2. Corneil Barr 12. Tula Johnson 22. Anishka McKenzje 3. Joanna Bethel 13. Vernita Johnson 23. Tiffany Seymour 4. Rachael Bullard 1+ Sharlene Mcintosh 2+ Natera Sturrup 5. Jennique Carey 15. Francis Morley 25. Mikandrea Stubbs 6. Keron Clarke 16. Danishka Moss 26. Krystal Thompson 7. Eltoya McPhee Dean 17. Lynette Moxey 27. Schmell Weech 8. Erica Farquharson 18. Yonette Peters 28. Kenica Wood 9. Lasshanda Farquharson 19. Gwendolyn Rolle 10. Stephanie Forbes 20. Irene Rolle RecogniHon of Nursing Professionals Lorraine Fowler, Surgical Area I) Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Michelle Butler, Medical Area) PMH Portia Ferguson) Paediatric Area, PMH Anne Braithwaite Gynae Ward) PMH Cleo Nairn, Maternity Ward) PMH ll

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1st ANNUAL NURSES PINNING CEREMONY THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS School of Nursing & Allied Health Profes sions 11Blazjng new trends through knowl e d g e & commit111ent'1 The College of The Baha m a s Oakes Field C ampu s Forecourt1 Portia M Srnith Stud e nt Services Centre Sunda y1 M a y 221 2 005 3:00 p.m.

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4 Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programme. Further, the School is in the process of developing a basic (generic) Bachelor of Science in N ursing programme, w hich is proposed to be offered concurrendy with the Associate of Science in Nursing that will be phased out eventually. Additionally, the school is currencly involved in numerous feasibilit y studies, s uch as Nursing Students' Uniform, Academic Programmes for Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Continuing Education, and College Students Experience Questionnaires. As The College moves towards university status, the School of Nursing a nd Allied Health Professions is poised and ready to overcome many c hallenges along the way. The faculty and staff of the School envision that the education and training of nurses in The Bahamas will remain in its ri ghtful place in an institute of higher learning in this case The Univ e rsity of The Bahamas. It is also envision e d that the school will embark on extensive recruitment exercises to obtain at least a 50% incre ase in pro gra mme enrolments; off e r bachelor's and master' s degr ees in Nursing with various specialties such as Midwifery, Community Health, Critical Care, Pediatric, Psychiatry etc.; offer ba c helor s and master's programmes in Allied Health Professions s uch as Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Technician, Physiotherapy. Dietetics Occupational Therapy, Speech The rapy, Respiratory Therapy etc.; offer numero us continuing ed ucation progra mmes and courses to meet the profe s sional dev elopment needs of nurses and allied health profess ionals nationally, regionally and internationally; engage in distance learning modalities ro expand our scope of course and programmes offering; strengthen relationships with our nume rou s co llege, nursing and allied health pro fess ions s takehold e rs ; seek national. reg ional, and international accredit at ion for our nursing programmes; have all of our faculty with at least a master 's degr ee with more than 75% of cours e work in Nursing; have at l e ast 75% of faculty with a doctorate degree with more than 75% of coursework in Nursing; have Clinical Preceptors with at l eas t a Bachelor in Nursing d egree; have cleric a l staff with a r least an Associate degree in the ir field; have divers e clinical sires for students to gain clinical experiences; have state-of-the-art on-campus learning labs and classroom s and libr ary; and e ngag e in exten sive institutiona l and community res earch and service. The vision for the School of N ursin g and Allied Health Professions i s such to ensure that we p ro duce sufficient graduates who are liberally educated; committed to ethical and profe ss ional b ehav iours ; can provide safe, effective and quality health care to diverse client s in various settings and e ffecti v ely mana ge present and future health care challenges in The Bahama s and around the world.

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Irene A lwe Cooper-Coakley was born in the hear/ of this small island nation, New Providenre, Bahama s on July 19, 1943, the blessed second child of the u11io11 of D1: R. E. Cooper Swior a11d Mrs. Florenre L. Cooper nee Edgecombe, both deceased, who were paccsmers in the Baptist denomina1io11. Upo11 grad1rnti11gfrom Queen's College, she followed in her late paternal grandmother's senna legacy and entered the Nursing profession II the Princess lvfargarel Hospital. The first person to lc,1ve and the first to rerurn from rhc United Ki11gdom, Irene rcwved her Professional State Registration a11d her Midwifery Stale Regisrrntion certification for England a11d Wales. In 1980, she rncccssfully achieved a certificate 111 Advanced Nursi11g Education at the University of the West Indies, whirh catap;i/ted her to the positi o n of a Nursi11g Administrator The recipienr of 11umerous arcolades and meritorious awards, i11cl11di11g bei11g honored by the Governor Cc11cral, Dr Coakley has served 011 the Board of Examiners and Interview Panels for wtra11ts into rhc Nursing Profession in the Commonwealth of The Baham.rs Profile Rev. Dr Irene A. Cooper-Coakley Minister of Religion/Justice of the Peace/ Acting Magistrate Havmg arrai11ed the ra11k of Senior Nursi11g Officer and acted i11 the capacity of Principal Nursing Officer in the Pi1blic Health Depar-lment a11d Sandi/ands Rehabilitation Center, Sister Coakley retired from acrivr Niming in 1 994 following thirty-three years of sen,1a. She attributed her early r e tirement to the affirmation of hea1i11g a nd answer ing the Call of Cod t o pursue a H( gher Calling in Christ jes11s. Ordained to the Sacred Gospel Minist1y in t992, she rontinmd her professional preparation She received the Bachelor of Minist1y and Master of Divinity degrees from Covington Theological Seminal) in Rossville, Georgia and, in t99 8 received a Certificate in Theology from Morehouse School of R eligion al The Int e rdenomin a tional Theological Cmtcr in Arlanta, Georgia. As a culmi11arion to lier rheological purmirs, in 2.001 she received the Doctor of Christi.111 Editration degree.from Virginia U niver sity of Ly11rhbitrg, Lynchburg, Virginia. Immediately afler her retirement fro111 Nursing, she followed in her larc rnorhcr's footsteps ,111d became rhc principal of The Baptist Citadel, the forerunner to Wcstm111ster College. She also served as Registrar, Dean of Students and lec/u1er al Covi11gton Theological Sc111inary and Atlantic Colleges, where she presently cochai-rs the Natio11al Clinical Pastoral Programme. She also served as Fanl1talor for the Morehouse School of Religion .Extensio n Programme in Nassau, Bahamas. Services were also ren.iered at Westminster College ,,s N11rsc, English Language and Litcrat"re teachc1'. At presenr, she is a J11stire of the Peace and Acting Magistrnte of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Prior lo her prescnl assign men/ with the AIDS Secretariat as Health Educato1/Co1msefor, the Creal Commi,-sion: "Co into all the world .. beram. e Reverend Coakley's obsmion, a11d her Chrislia11 stewardship i11 carryi11g out this Divine Mandate h.as bwr persistent and vaned. She heads a vibrant ourrc ach minisrry i11 the Grant's Town Simpso11 Pw11 School for Boys, the Ra11j11rly Home hospitals and H M P1isons, givi11g co1111sel and benevolent sen-ices for the spirirual0 deprived, impoverished and troubled families She is also the former host of the radio programme "Just for Today". This prearher/teachcr and motivational speaker, rurrently serves as Associate Pastor and Direr/or of Christian Educatio11 of The Mission B.rpti s l Church and Executive Secreta1y of The Mission Baptist Consortium of Churches. Dr Coakley is the wife of Mr Stcphe11 Coakley Sr, an Exemtiw with IBM Bahamas, and the mother of Stepha11y MeCle11don, a fami0 1 counselor i11 Wim/011 Salem, North Carolina, a11d Stcphw Coakley, Jr, a minister of the Gospel in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. As an ours/anding Christia11 wo111a11, Dr lrenc Alene CooperCoakley posiriwly impacts the lives of others daily. Her main concern in life is lo respect others am! display justice and fair play for all. She e11joys singing and writing poet1} Her hobbies include arr, gardening, and photography. 5

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Mistre ss of Ceremony Procession of Faculty & Graduates National Anthem Invocation Welcome Address Introduction of President Remarks Selection Introduction of Speaker Address to Graduates Tribute to Graduates 6 Mrs Yvonne McKenzie, Lecturer School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions (SNAHP) The College of The Bahamas (COB) COB Wind and Ensemble Mr Christian Justilien, Director Mrs Hilda Douglas, Lecturer, SNAHP Dr Shane Neely-Smith, Chairperson, SNAHP Dr Linda Davis, Vice President Academic Affairs Dr Rodney Smith, President, COB C.0.B. Wind and Ensemble Mrs lngrid Gibson-Mobley, Lecturer, SNAHP Rev. Dr lrene Coakley HIV/ AIDS Educator, Counsellor & Research Nurse M s Allyson Estwick President of Student Nurses Club

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I Significanc e of Pin Pinning of Graduates Nurse s' Pled g e Pr esentations Voce of Tha nks Mrs Theresa Moxey-Adderley, Lecturer SNAHP Dr Shane Neely-Smith, Chairperson, SNAHP Mrs Laura Knowl es, Head of Department, SNAHP Mrs Lindel Deveaux-Stuart, Lectur er, SNAHP Past HOD Post-Ba sic & Continuing Education Graduates Mrs Lindel Deve a u x-Stuart & Mrs Coral Dean, Clinical Preceptor SNAHP Ms Ernest ine Douglas Provost, Grosvenor Close Campus 7

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HANNA, Lisa LLOYD. Cypriana G. MAYCOCK, Golda Y. H. Credit DARLING, Charlene D. GRANT. Anishka S. KEMP, Margaret E. PIERRE, Elizabeth B. ROLLE, Anroineue M. SANDS, Targina D STUBBS, Anniemae R. Pass TURNER, Monique CERTIFICATE TRAINED CLINICAL NURSING Distinction CAREY, Pearl DUNCOMBE, Denise H HEILD, Samantha M. JENKINS-LOUISE, Clover S JOSEPH, Terah R. KEMP, Delerece M. C. LEWIS, Sinead C. OSSUDE, Dematree V PENNERMAN, Thelcica I. PINDER, Ashley R REMY, Ginna ROLLE, Seanica N. SANDS, Claudette E. SIMONS, Sheila C. STUBBS, Sharlene A. SMITH-SWEETING, Marcia S TATE, Nesheena L. Credit PARSONS, Sharmaine POITIER, Virginia L. TATE-DAVIS Mildred WILLIAMS, Cherie R. Pass BROWN, Marshanel FORD, Shamelle M. MINUS, Barbar a E. 9

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10 Deborah Alleyne lCU Princess Margaret Hospital Virginia Ballance Librnrian Hilda Brown Library Priscilla Cunningham Medical Area Princess Margaret Hospital Joanna Curry Sandi/ands Rehabilitation Centre Ruthmae Elliot Surgical Area Princess Margaiet Hospital Deborah Fox Community Department of Public Health Nitishka Grant Medical Area Rand Memorial Hospital Vernice Knowles ICU Princess Margaret Hospital Serketha Meadows Paediatrics Princess Margai-et Hospital

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. '. Mrs Patricia Glinton-Meicholas Dr Rodney Smith Dr Linda Davis Doctors Hospital Health System Doc's Pharmacy COB's Wind & Ensemble Reverend Dr Irene Coakley Mrs Yvonne McKenzie Mrs Hilda Douglas Mrs Stephanie Hanna Dr Shane Neely-Smith Dr Zorene Curry Mrs Theresa Moxey-Adderley Mrs Laura Knowles Mrs Coral Dean Ms Allyson Estwick Mrs Ingrid Gibson-Mobley Mrs Lindel Deveaux-Stuart Mrs Ericka Thompson Ms Ernestine Douglas Ms Allison Basden COB PRAF Department COB Multimedia Department Mr Colyn Major COB Physical Planning Department Mr Eric Hepburn Ushers (Nursing Students) Nurses' Pinning Ceremony Committee Members (Faculty & Students) l l

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School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Dr Shane Smith (Chairperson) Doreen Butler Dr Zorene Curry Shirley Curtis Coral Dean Lindel Deveaux-Stuart Hilda Douglas Ingrid Gibson-Mobley Stephanie Hanna Dianne Holden Laura Knowles Yvonne McKenzie Patricia Miller-Brown Theresa Leah Rolle Vanria Rolle Esther Sherman-jolly Ericka Thompson



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THE COLLEGE of THE BAHAMAS School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions SEVENTH ANNUAL NURSES' PINNING 8 CEREMONYN WednesdaY, the t.went;r-f ifth da y of Ma y, two thousand and el e ven s e v e n o clock in the evening P e i formin g Art.s C e ntre, Th e College of The Bahamas Nassau, The Bahamas Over c omin g C h a ll e n g e s Embrac in g Opp o rtunities

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. FR()\J r rl -IE D1: Betsy V. Boze, College President Hearty congratulations are extended to the 2011 graduates of the School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions! The College's nursing degree and related programmes are central to our mission. Hundreds of graduates ofThe College have assumed critical societal roles in our medical and health care facilities, meeting national and international healthcare needs in a profession of increasing demand. The Nurses' Pinning Ceremony initiated in 2005 as a part of graduation activities, is both a celebration and a commissioning. It is anticipated that the pinning ceremony will remain, even as we transition to university status, ever signalling that the institution has educated, trained and prepared the budding professionals for the workplace and for society. During our ceremony, we proudl y send the students forth to serve, w i th the honour of having gained a special pin which procla ims with apt inscription that they are Educated, Competent and Caring The beautiful pin signifies that our students have made it through a rigorous, high quality programme and are ready for the world. Well done to all of the facilitators of the Pinning Ceremony who are keeping this fine tradition alive! Best wishes to our newest Nursing & Allied Health Professionals. Rev Terrance G. Morrison, Zion Baptist Church Rev. Terrance Gerard Morrison, Pastor of Zion Baptist Church, East and Shirley Streets, was formerly nurtured in the Roman Catholic Faith, which is where he first sensed God's call to ordained ministry, even though it would be answered and exer cised within the Baptist tradition. Having responded to the divine call, he attended Templeton Theological Seminary, The United Theological College of the West Indies, and the University of the West Indies, where he graduated! with: a Diploma in Theology; Licentiate in Theology; Bachelor of Arts in Theology with Honours and a Diploma in Ministerial Studies Rev. Morrison has served as Youth Pastor of Zion Yamacraw Baptist Church and Pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church before assuming his current appointment as Pastor of Zion Baptist Church, East & Shirley Streets He also had the dual privilege of serving as Teacher and Senior Master at C.W. Saunders Baptist High School and Lecturer at the Bahamas Baptist Community College Additionally, he was a founding Lecturer at the Covington Seminary now, Atlantic College Seminary. Rev. Morrison is married to the former RoyAnne Neely and has two daughters and three sons. I

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Mistress of Ceremonies : M rs. Jo anna BethelChambers, Current Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science, Nursing student Procession Of Faculty & Graduands The College ofThe Bahamas Concer t Band Mr. Christian Justilien, Director National Anthem The College ofThe Bahamas C on cert Band Invocation Ms. Kar ol M ackey Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions fflelconie Address Mrs. Pat ricia Miller-Brown Chair, School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Remarks Dr. B etsy V. Boz e President, The College ofThe Bahamas Introduction of Speaker Mrs. Joan na BethelChambers Current Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Nursing student 2 Address to Graduands Rev. Terrance Morrison, Pastor Zion Baptist Church Musical Selection The Coll ege ofThe Bahamas Concert Ban d of Nursing Pin Mrs. T heresa Adde rley Head of Department School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Pinning of Graduands Dr. Bre ndamae Cle are Dean, Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences Reader Mrs. Patrici a Miller-Brown Chair, School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Nurses' Pledge Graduands

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Pre s e ntations Graduands Vote of Thanks Ms. Tamica Gibson, Graduand Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing R e ce ssional The College ofThe Bahamas Concert Band In full knowledge of the obligations I am undertaking, I promise to promote health with all the knowledge, skills and understanding I possess without regard to race, creed, colour, politics and social status sparing no efforts to conserve life, to care for the sick and alleviate suffering. I will respect, at all times, the dignity and religious beliefs of the patients under my care, holding in confidence all personal information entrusted to me and refraining from any action which might endanger life or health. I will do my utmost to honour the International Code of Nursing Ethics and to uphold the integrity of the nurse

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Associate Of Science Degree, Nursing ADDEHLEY, Sl-lENIQU E CHARLES, OLIVIA FINLAYSON K E TA'l"IA F ULFOHD, S11r::ilRY CHEE 'TRACIE I IANNA S A N DRI C KA JO!\ES, Lonl\A KrnKTIN A MIC KINNEY 'JkrA NEWBOLD, SHlllEECE NIXO 1 CANDICE POITIEH ANISSA Bachelor Of Science Degree, Nursing A KTBON, IBU K UN OLU\VA CLBSON LA f N C LLATETHA LIGT ITBO RNE, L\DONYA M1c11ELLE SMITI T 1\.NESllA WILKINSON., AKADIA Registered Nurse To Bachelor Qf Science Degree T U R I Q EST, LrsA Trained Clinical Nurse Certificate SWEETING, CLJ\ UDLA Organising Committee Yvonne McKenzie Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health Services Mrs. Coral Dean Clinical Instructor, Scflool of Nursing and Allied Health Services HAllMIN C S1MOi\E ROILE MELISSA HOM EH, J L ANDA SEYMOU R Km WILKINSON Ai\NSl-ll NEAll WOODSIDE, DESHAN ..



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EIGHTHANNUAL NURSES' PINNINGCEREMONY

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MESAGEFROMTHECQ'LLEGEPRESIDENTTheCollege ofTheBahamas takes pride inIts wonderful traditions, a number of which are associated with Commencement.Onesuch tradition is the Nurses' Pinning Ceremony at whichTheCollege and its extended familyhavetheopportunityto assemble to congratulate and salutesmartlyattired nursing programme graduates and recognise theircriticalcontributionto local and international communities.Thespecial pins presented at the ceremony are aptly inscribed with thewords"Educated, Competent and Caring",reflecting theVision and Mission StatementsofThCollege, which speak to meeting the educational aspirations of students andpromotingth values oflearning,leadershipand service.Nurseshave an awesome professional mandate, including restorative care, tending to the sick, ailing or afflicted,aswellasthe promotion of healthcare. Virtually everyone has had need or occasion tobea recipient of nursing care, and likewise virtually all have been appreciative of the same,asnursing is anonymously describedas"the gentleartof caring". It follows, therefore, that our2012nurse graduateshavegood reason tobeproud of their academic and professional attainment.WeatTheCollege are equally proud of them. LastFallTheCollege launchedanAnnual Campus Theme initiative, with the inaugural theme being"Migration".This themeisrele ant to whatisfacing our nurse graduates,asthrehas been aglbal pattern of migration of nurses to developed countries due to heightened demand for these healthcare prof ssionals. Not only areTheCollege's nurse graduates'migrating'to a new stageinlife, academically and professionally, but they are also likely to encounter the pull to migrate to other countries to serveashealth arepI'fessionals. I encourage our2012nurse graduates to learn perpetually, maintain competence and sound character. andbeunflaggingincaring for and serving others, thereby presenting themselveasmodel professionals while doing theiralma materproud.I,onbehalf ofTheCollege fTheBahamas family, salute the2012cohortof nurse graduates. Your nurse pins signal your academic success and professional arrival. Wear them with pnde. Congratulations and all the bestforthe future.

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GUESTSPEAKERWayne Thompsonisthe second son of Bishop Brice and Advira Thompson.Hewas educated at St. Andrew's Schoo!; Tomlinson College; University of Windsor; LouisianaBaptistUniversity;TheAmerican CollegeofTheology and the McHari International College.Heholds a Bachelor of Applied ScienceinBusiness; Masters in Psychology and Counseling; a DoctorateinTheocentric Counseling and a DoctorateinClinical Psychology.Dr.Thompson also received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from SOjourner Douglass College for his workwithdisabilityandfamilylife.HeISamemberof TheAmericanCounselingAssociation,TheAmericanPsychologicalAssociation, andTheAmerican Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. His socialministrybegan whenhebecame thefirstdisabled president ofTheNational CouncilforDisability and won The Government'scommitmentto establish a desk for the disabled. That desk has grown to a unit, and theunitisnow a divisioninthe public service. Dr. Thompson's churchministrybeganin1983whenhebecame a lay minister.In1988hebecameanordainedministerand in 1991hewas called into pastoralministryand served at the Church of God of Prophecy, CarmichaelRoad until March2000.Therehewas led byGodto expand his pastoralministryinto a marriage and family clinic called, "The CenterforRenewing Relationships," tobringbreakthrough solutions to single people,marriedcouples and hurting families.Heismarried to theformerLinda Knowles and they have been blessed with two sons, Harrison and Marcus.

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ORDEROFSERVICE AllisonEstwickMorris, RNI'ROCJ:S 'IONOFGRADUADSTheCollegeofThe BahamasConcertBandMr. Christian Justilien,DirectorNATIONALANTHEMTheCollegeofThe BahamasConcertBandINVOATIONMs. Karol MackeyAssistantProfessor,SNAHPWFLOME ADDIU:S. Mrs.PatriciaMiller-BrownChairperson,SNAHP RI:MARKS Or.Betsy Boze,PresidentTheCollegeofThe Bahamas I TRODUCTI N OF SI'EAKLR MrsAllisonEstwick-Moms, RNAllDRFSSTO GRADUAN I):Or.Wayne Thompson,PsychologistCentre forRenewingRelationships MUSIC"'I SELI:CTION GraduandsSIGNIFI '/\NC[ orPINDr.IngridGibson-MobleyAssistantProfessor,SNAHPI'INNINGrGRADU;\NDSMr.LionelJohnson,InterimDean FacultyofPure&AppliedSciences Mrs. PatriciaMiller-BrownChairperson,SNAHP NURL.'i'I'LLDGI Graduands Ms. Kristin Brown,GraduandBachelorofScienceDegree,NursingI'REEN ATION. Graduands VOT[ 01TIII\NKSMs.KenChera Ingraham, GraduandBachelorofScience Degree,NursingRLCLSSIONALTheCollegeofThe BahamasConcertBand

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GRADUAND$SPRING 20]2 BACHELOR OF .-IENCE DEGREENURSINGPARKER,Amanr)a 0 N SANDS,MichaelaR.WILSON,JervandaA.REGISTERED NURSE BACHELOR OFself E DECREE NURINGBASTIAN,Lisa C DEEVEAUX,F rnekaC.FARRINGTON,TamazinaF.S.MCINTOSH, Barcia W MCKENZIE, AnnastasiaV.THOMPSONBURROWS,Me//issa M FALL2011CERTIfiCATETRAINEDCLINICALNURSE ROLLE, Joycelyn A,SO lATE OF SCIENCE EGREENURSINGBETHEL,Deldreann BULLARD,SeanBUTLER,AprilCLARKE,Lett/ciaDELANCY,CharmainFARQUHARSON,ValeriaFERNANDER,Tarique HEPBURN, Kayshul/a JOHNSON,KanyaROBINSON, NakdaTAYLOR,LenniaTA YLOR, SamanthaTHURSTON,Sharine Bi\CHHOR OF SClEN 'E DEGREENURSINGARMBRISTER,DianaBETHEL,AlexisBOWLEG,ShyondaBROWN,KristinCOLE,GayleneCURRY,TakeiaDEVEAUX,TeishaFERGUSON,Deandra INGRAHAM, KenCheraJAMES,RenethaL1GHTBOURNE,DestiniMILLER,AntoniaNEWRY,Shanika OUITEN, AthureaRANGER,StanclaSAUNDERS,Ashnel/ STRACHAN, Cornell STRACHAN, RishonneSTUART.FrancheskaTHOMPSON,HerbelenaTHURSTON,StanleyTURNER,Jacqueline USHER, Kerstin WILMOT-PINDER, AntheaWILSON,BrickelRE ,ISTEI-ZED NURSE Bi\CIIUOI{ OF SCIENCE DEGREEURSlNGCURTIS-ROLLE,Eloise

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NURSES'PLEDGEInfullknowledgeoftheobligationsIamundertakrng, Ipromisetopromotehealthwithallthe knowledge, skillsandunderstandingI possesswithoutregardtoRace, Creed, Colour,PoliticsandSocialStatus,sparingnoefforts to conserve life, to care for thesickandalleviatesuffering. Iwillrespect,atalltimes, thedignityandreligIOus beliefsofthepatientsundermycare,holdinginconfidenceallpersonalrnformatlOnentrustedtomeandrefrainingfromanyactionwhichmightendange,life or health. IwilldomyutmosttohonourtheInternationalCodeofNursingEthicsandtoupholdtheintegntyofthe nurse.NUR 'ES' PINNING COMMrn'E[; Chairperson: Mrs. YvonneMcKenzieMembers:Mrs. Coral Dean; Ms.ShamaelSands; Mrs. Esther Sherman-Jolly


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