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Celebrating 100 years of nursing education in the Bahamas

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Title:
Celebrating 100 years of nursing education in the Bahamas Salutes Mrs. Ironaca Morris-Baker
Physical Description:
5 p. : ill. ; 22 x 18 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Publisher:
The College of The Bahamas
Place of Publication:
Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Nursing -- Bahamas   ( lcsh )
Nursing education -- Bahamas   ( lcsh )
Morris-Baker, Ironaca, 1934-2010   ( lcsh )
Genre:
individual biography   ( marcgt )

Notes

General Note:
Programme booklet for honouring Mrs. Ironaca Morris-Bahams, the first Bahamian nurse educator, 1966. Held at the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Grosvenor Close Campus, December 19, 2002.
General Note:
Cover title.
General Note:
Recognizing the past, present and envisioning the future
General Note:
Includes a biography of Mrs. Ironaca Morris-Baker outlining her career.

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Source Institution:
Hilda Bowen Library
Holding Location:
Hilda Bowen Library
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
System ID:
AA00025299:00001


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THE COLLEGEOFTHE BAHAMASSCHOOLOFNURSING&ALLIEDHEALTHPROFESSIONSCelebrating 100 Years of Nursing Education in The Bahamas liRecognizing the Past, PresenfandEnvisioning the Future"SALUTESMRS.IRONACAMORRIS-BAKERTHURSDAY,DECEMBER19,2002 2:00P.M.

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THEFIRST BAHAMIAN NURSE EDUCATOR1966

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IRONACAMORRISBAKERThefirstBahamianNurseEducatorlronacaMorrisBakerreceivedherbasicnursingeducationatOrpingtonandSevenoakesinKent,UK1954-1959.ShethenwentontocompletehermidwiferyatColchesterHospitalinEssex,UK.Additionally,sheobtainedBachelorsinNursingandaMastersdegreeinEducationfromtheUniversityofMiami.Mrs.Morris-BakeralsohasaSisterTutorsDiplomafromtheRoyalCollegeofNursing,theUnitedKingdom,andanAdvancedDiplomainPublicAdministrationandPolicyManagement.Mrs.Morris-Baker'sassociationwithnursingeducationbeganin1961whenshetaughtclassesintheRandLaboratory.Furthershewasassigned10assistthethenPrincipalNursingOfficeroftheSchoolofNursingMrs.MonicaKnowleswhosheeventuallyreplacedin1968.DuringhertenureasPrincipaloftheSchoolofNursingfrom1968to1983Mrs.MorrisBakerwasresponsibleforadvancingthebasicnursingprogrammetoworld-classstatus.Itwasduringthistimethat(heNursingprogrammeinTheBahamasreceivedreciprocitywiththeGeneralNursingCouncilforEnglandandWales.ThismeantthatnursestrainedintheBahamasnolongerhadtotraveltoEnglandtocompletetheirprofessionaltrainingwhichwasthesituationpriortoreciprocity.Also,theTrainedClinicalNursingprogramme,thefirstlibraryforstudentsandtheCommunityHealthNursingprogrammewereallesablishedunderthetenureofMrs.Morris-Baker.InherquesttoensurethatnursingintheBahamaswaskeptinlinewiththeneedsofTheBahamasaswellasthetimes!restoftheworld,Mrs.Morriswasapartoftheleamthatmovedtohavethetrainingofnursesplacedinaninstitutionofhigherlearning.AccordingtoMrsMorrisBaker,amajorconcernatthattimewasthestatusofnursesandtheneedtoensurethatnursingwasonlinewithit'scounterpartsintheAlliedHealthProfessions.Tothisend,therewasaRegionalInitiativetodetenninethefeasibility01placingallnursingprogrammesinInstitutionsofhigherleaming.TheUnitedNationsDevelopmentProgramme(UNDP)spearheadedthisinitiativeunderthedirectionoftheMinistryofFinance.BaseduponthefllldingofUNDPtheSchoolofNursingbyanActofParliamentwastransferredintotheCollegeofTheBahamasin1991.Achievementsworthyofnoteinclude,presidentoftheNursesAssociation,ChairoftheLegislationCommitteewhichlobbiedforreviewofthelawsofwhichtheNursesandMidwivesactwaspassedandtheinstitutionalizationofaNursingCouncilasaStatutoryBodytoregulatenursingeducationandpracticeinTheBahamas.ShealsoservedasamemberandtheChairpersonoftheNursingCouncilbetween1971.AsacommunityactivistMrs.Morris-BakerisinvolvedwiththePilotsClubofNassau,GoldenDaysAssociation,StJosephChurchParish Council, StMartinsConventandXavier'sOldScholarsAssociation.Mrs.MorrisBakerhasbeentherecipientofnumerousHonorsandawardsfortheworkthatshehasdonetowardsadvancingthenursingprofessionwithinTheBahamasandtheworld.Accordingtoournurseeducatorpioneer'Weareinanewandscientificera,nursesareaveryimportantresourcethereforetheirknowledgebaseshouidbesoundandweneedtotreatthemwell."

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PROGRAMMEENTRYOFHONOREE",.""""".".".."."".",INVOCATION" ........ "..-..".""."..""..... ,....",Mrs,V.Cleare,SupervisorSupportStaff,GrosvenorCloseCampusNATIONALANTHEM." "..,,"..""IWELCOME"""MissE.Douglas,ProvostGrosvenorCloseCampusREMARKS""" "...................Dr,LeonHiggs,PresidentTheCollegeofTheBahamasSenator,TheHonorableDr.MarcusBethelMinisterofHealthTheHonorableCynthiaPrattDeputyPrimeMinisterINTRODUCTIONOFSPEAKER" ......,,,..,,.,,Mrs.H,Douglas,LecturerSchoolofNursing&AlliedHealthProfessionsSPEAKER."."...", ...... ". ".."..,......'"'"".MissMaryJohnsonDirectorofNursingTRIBUTETOHONOREE." "",,,Mrs.WillamaeStuartActingFirstAssistantSecretaryMinistryofHealthSONG,,,,,,,,,,,....,,....... ........ ,,,,,'......,,.,,,,PRESENTATIONTOHONOREE".."."..."'"Mrs,MaggieTurner,ChairpersonSchoolofNursing&AlliedHealthProfessionsRESPONSE." ", ""."""HonoreeUNVEILINGOFTHEPLAQUE",,,VOTEOFTHANKS".....""."....""""""'"MissShirleyCurtisHeadofDeDartmentofPostBasicStudieREFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

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IC0MM111'E'E MEMBER] Miss Zorene Curry, Chairperson Ms. Virginia Ballance, Librarian, Hilda Bowen Library Miss Ernestine Douglas, Provost, GCC Mrs. Diane Holden Miss Shirley Curtis Mrs. Hilda Douglas Mrs. Esther Shennan-Jolly Mrs. Shane Neily-Smith t!CKNOWLEDGEMEN1'Sj Faculty, SchoolofNursing&Allied Health Professions OfficeofThe Provost, Grosvenor Close Campus Secretarial Staff, SchoolofNursing&Allied Health Professions Library Staff, Hilda Bowen Library


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