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Nursing

Nursing

Purpose:

The purpose of the Nursing Division is to provide Nursing Care to all persons accessing the service in the areas of, and not limited to preventative, curative and rehabilitative care.

Vision:

A dynamic committed nursing workforce leading the nation in providing quality care to individuals, families and communities through continuing education and research.
In achieving this vision, it is important that the philosophy, goals, structures, processes, procedures and interpersonal dynamics are understood and accepted, and that they are periodically adapted to ensure that they support the achievement of the vision. It is essential that all levels of Nursing Management are committed to it.
This vision should be reflected in orientation, planning, implementation and evaluation of strategies, the selection of departmental and personal objectives and the focus of the Nursing Division on a whole.
In addition, it requires that the Nurse Managers be united in their goal and support each other so that the achievement of the stated vision will be a reality.

A dynamic committed nursing workforce leading the nation in providing quality care to individuals, families and communities through continuing education and research.
In achieving this vision, it is important that the philosophy, goals, structures, processes, procedures and interpersonal dynamics are understood and accepted, and that they are periodically adapted to ensure that they support the achievement of the vision. It is essential that all levels of Nursing Management are committed to it.
This vision should be reflected in orientation, planning, implementation and evaluation of strategies, the selection of departmental and personal objectives and the focus of the Nursing Division on a whole.
In addition, it requires that the Nurse Managers be united in their goal and support each other so that the achievement of the stated vision will be a reality.

Core Values of the Nursing Division:

    Involvement
    Responsibility
    Accountability
    Quality/standards
    Equity
    Team work
    Evidence based practice

 The goals of the Nursing Division are to:  

  Establish and maintain safe, effective, efficient and individualized nursing care consistent with the mission/vision of the Ministry of Health.  

  Ensure that standards implemented in the delivery and evaluation of nursing care are consistent with that of the Regional Nursing Body (RNB), the Nurses and Midwives Council of Grenada, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

 The objectives of the Nursing Division are to: 

  • Ensure that continuous individualized nursing care is delivered to all clients.
  • Ensure that staffing is optimum for the delivery of quality nursing care.  
  • Ensure that nursing staff procure the needed items for delivery of care.  
  • Develop and set standards for care, and personal performance which are up to date and relevant.  
  • Provide staff development sessions consistently.  
  • Conduct research in the area of nursing to improve and inform changes in the delivery of nursing care. 
  • Assist the Nursing School in providing support and supervision for nursing students when needed.  
  • Ensure that each staff member is given a job description, staff orders and any other relevant documents.  
  • Determine the budgetary requirements for the department. 

 

Background


The Grenada Nursing Services is geared toward the advancement of nursing through theory and science by preparing nurses to face the challenges ahead. The service is the essential component of the health system which is a planned process of identifying and meeting needs of individuals, groups and communities in a variety of settings at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care.
The effectiveness and efficiency of Nursing Services is dependent on sound managerial and organizational practices. These services are intended to be delivered by adequate numbers, categories and levels of nursing personnel who are well prepared by education and experience and are appropriately utilized. The availability of adequate supplies equipment and support services facilitate provision of nursing services.
The General Hospital, being the main health care facility, is responsible for the administration of nursing care along with subsidiary hospitals that together form an integral part of the nations’ health care provider.
Ninety-eight point five percent (98.5%) of the Nursing Staff are trained at one of the two Schools of Nursing on island.(TAMCC)  This training entails a three (3) year General Nursing Program, twelve (12) months Midwifery and a one year Nursing Assistant Programme.
Certifications for these programs are made possible through Grenada Nurses and Midwives Council which is affiliated with the Regional Nursing Body. Nurses are afforded opportunities to do undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of the West Indies and The St. George’s University towards the attainment of a degree.
 The Nursing Division is well aware of the additional role of nurses in the development of Client care, as a result they are encouraged to look critically and to take advantage of the social, technological and political changes which shape nurses into a much stronger efficacious body.
The Nursing Services Division will position and prepare itself for predicted future trends, thus moving side by side with other nursing entities to provide care which will be accepted globally.
Over the last decade nurses have made enormous strides, a number of persons have gone on to areas such as; Medicine, Law, Theology, and Information Technology, all of which speak to nurses ability to showcase themselves as  very talented and resourceful professionals.

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