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Woman in action: King's kindness
Camille Jennifer King ( Registered Nurse )
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Nassau, Bahamas
The Punch
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1 p. : ill.
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HBL Archives - Nursing Oral History Files


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Nurses -- Bahamas -- Biography


Profile of Nurse Jennifer King in The Punch newspaper, May 20, 2004.
Statement of Responsibility:
Clover Bonamy White

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University of The Bahamas
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University of The Bahamas
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By CLOVER 80NAMY WHITE PUNCH Feature Special USING her God-given gifts of compassion and affection to ward others, Jennlrer Cam ille King brings comfort and heal Ing to the sick and a dose of daily Inspiration to many. A Registered S taff Nurse and Midwife at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), Jennifer was recently ro moted to Nursing Officer II Compassionate Prior to this posting she worked as a Clinical Preceptor for pupil midwives on the Ma ternity Ward; as a Staff Nurse in the Marsh Harbour, Abaco, clinic; on the Female Medical and Private Medica l Wards; in the Paediatric Department; the Special Care Baby Unit and in the Children's Ward. A lady who is willing to do almost anything as long as it's not illegal or Immoral, Jennifer also serves as Chairperson o f the National Nur.e' Recog nition Committee (NN R C). "The NNRC is a cohesive group of hardworking, dedi cated, supportive and diligent nurses from both the private and public sec tors." says Jennifer Now in its third year, the Committee continue' to provide and encourdqemen t 1 0 nurses .111d to a.,sisl those aspir ing to work in the field "The Committee has commit led 1 0 initiatives for which Include assisting in hous ing accommodation for nur,,mg from the Family lsldnds. "And we will host our first nurse', month svmposium which will focus on unproving the welfare of women, particu larly nurses," Jennifer explains Comforting Revealing that the NNRC supporls the lnternatlon;il Coun c il Of Nursing (ICN) theme an nually, which this year is, "Nurse Worlllng With The Poor; Again11t Poverty", Jen nifer says: "The Committee's Ini tiative in keeping with the theme has been 10 provide tangible acts of relief 10 those In need. Dedicated Similarly, Nurses Day was celebrated internationally on May 12, and the entire month of May Is r ecognl11ed as Nuru11 Mont h ln [-"e Bahamas. The NN.KC has scheduled many activities 10 commemo rate Nurses Month, with the Nightingale Gala Ball on May 22 In Freeport Nurse Sympo-11lum on May 28 i\nd lht' Nurses' Ball In Nas11au on May 29. In he1 Onal Vl'lf of >ludi"s lo ward completion of hl.'r Bach l.'lor Of Science degree m Nurs ing ill tlw lollegc or he BdhJ mas, Jennifer sa) s she i' moli v.11ed and inspired by her job I ant mo1iva1ed by the knowledge that nurse> ,ire ex perts in keepinq people healthv through health promotion and illness prevention and cduca lion I aspire for excellenct' through setting high standards of p rofessionalism and giving quality care to all patients." Excellence A graduate of St John's Col lege, where she served .is Head Girl, Jennifer went on to <1ttain her Registered Nurse Di ploma from the DepMtment Of Nursing Education in 1984. Subsequently, she sought to acquire diplomas and certifi cates through scmin.irs and workshops over the years in the nursing and management field In May 1999, Jennifer was the Nurses' Recognition Honourec at PMH and she was awarded as Registered Nurse or The Year for 2002-03. As a result of her love for public speaking. Jennifer has made numerous presentation; I 1 11 11 I I ucellence by settini I hifh standards She gives quality care to all patients at conferences, pan els and seminars. She served a5 .i nursing council reg istration examinMion marker and as an on-call nurse for the B.ihamas National Children's Choir in Russi a, and on both of the Choir's New York trips A member of St Agnes Angli can Church, Jennifer is also a member or lhe senior choir and served as host president of the Anglican Church dice esan conference in 1992 A lady who enjoys the performing arts as much as she loves publtc Jennifer is also in volved w11h $1 Agnes Pl.iycrs and "as cast in Agnes Of Rome (1995), "But The Old Man Died" ( 1996), and "0 Ab;olom ( 1997) The daughter of the late Lorenzo Sounden and L Pearl Saunder& and sister to Sophie Bwlu, Jennifer h marrit'd to Clement King, whom she de scribes a' a Vt!ry supportive liusl.><1nd who participates in domestic duties including cooking sumptuous meals daily. They arc lhe parents to Yasmin, Simone and Jeremy. Jennifer enjoys walking, read ing, daily and travel ling And her fdvourlle lime of the year is Lent because it is a ume of jlenitencc and And on describing herself, Jennifer says smiling "I am shy, but confident in my strengths and aware of my weakncs;es. I have an aversion to crowds because I do not like the spot-hght. Jennifer Camille admires and emulatu her motlier for her 1df-dlsclpllne ond posl tive attitude of alway11 1ee I n g the good In others.