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Dec 2, 2015

Session Addresses Nurse Competency

One way to set regional health standards involves a mandatory nursing examination across English-speakingCaribbeancountries.  According to Deputy Director of Health Services with Responsibility for Nursing, Augustina Elijio, the workshop also looks at the existing nursing and midwifery competency. Elijio says that global initiatives such as the Millennium Development Goals as well as Universal Health Coverage and Access are areas on which stakeholders must be versed in.


Augustina Elijio, Deputy DHS

“It’s a sub-regional workshop to develop nurse educators’ competency not only in Belize, but in the Caribbean. We do have challenges as it relates to the competencies nurse educators have in this sub-region. So we need to develop those. The main objectives of this workshop for today, and for the next two days, is for us as nurses and midwives to look at what competencies exists within the region. So we will be looking at what competencies are; we’ll also be looking at evidences of benchmark of nursing services within the Caribbean and at the end of the day, we are supposed to develop a plan to strengthen nurse educators’ competency in Belize and in the Caribbean.”


Dr. Marvin Manzanero

Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Interim Director of Health Services

“The UB graduates will sit that exam and that’s one of the discussions being brought up this morning; it’s the pass grades across the different countries. So that is also going to be reviewed because you need to improve your curriculum to ensure that everybody has the same pass rate or an adequate pass rate.”


Augustina Elijio

“It’s not that nurse educators is not up to par; the healthcare delivery, healthcare system, are dynamic. We have technologies, we have new trends, emerging and reemerging diseases…so we need to have our educators who are the trainers of nurses that when they come out to the health workforce, that these nurses are quality nurses, they are adequately trained and they are ready to address and ready to care for these conditions that we do out there.”



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1 Response for “Session Addresses Nurse Competency”

  1. Be True to u self says:

    Yes also you have Senior Supervisors who rides the back of nurses who are dedicated to their work and go a mile to do their work , because they listen to the ones who like to gossip, tell lies on others, watch ever move the working nurse are doing, and steal the goods from the stores and once they can’t their way in they make up all kind of mischief to say or do. That and those Senior Nurses who are Supervisors need to stop their shit and do a through investigation before going after the good nurses. That’s why most of the nurses are leaving to go elsewhere or abroad to work. That Senior Supervisors knows who are the mischief makers. The good nurses are ones who have been working in the system for a while and also some others who are therefor awhile, I think they should take their concerns to some one in the higher office in Belmopan so that this shit can stop happening at their work area sand that Senior Supervisor needs to be put in check even the patients know what is happening as they see it there when they go to clinic. One of these days that Senior Supervisor will get her ass butt up by a patient, a staff or and outsider, as some people can only take so much. So they had better stop pulling peoples strings as one day the string will snap and hell will be.Next time I will call the Senior Supervisor’s name WATCH OUT!!!!!!!

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