UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES SCHOOL OF NURSING

WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Policies and Leadership

DIRECTORS

Oscar Noel Ocho

Claudine Richardson Sheppard

TERMS OF REFERENCE

To support PAHO/WHO’s work in the development of nursing policy and leadership in the Caribbean region.

To support PAHO/WHO’s efforts to promote and facilitate interprofessional research, education and practice with emphasis on capacity building of nursing. 

ANNUAL REPORT 2021

Picture of the formal opening of UWISoN

    • Situation of the mobility of nurses/midwives and medical doctors in the Caribbean region.
    • Introduction to Critical Care Nursing (Short course).
    • COVID-19 Vaccination – Short Course in Immunology, Virology and Communication.
    • ET/WOC Nursing: Leadership Lessons Learned From COVID-19 Pandemic – An Opinion (DOI: 10.33235/wcet.40.3.43-46).
    • Nurses’ preparation for transitioning into positions of leadership – A Caribbean Perspective (DOI: 10.1111/jonm.13089https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jonm.13089).
    • ‘Innovations in Online Clinical Nursing Education – in the context of COVID-19’.
    • IPE conference Webinar.
    • Mentoring programme for new and potential leaders in nursing in the Caribbean.
    • Research project on health systems strengthening for policy makers.
    • Research project on experiences of nurse managers in providing leadership during COVID-19.