New Auxiliary Nursing Programme Launched

With the recent launch of Barbados Community Certificate in Nursing Auxiliary Studies (NAS) Barbados will soon have a cadre of trained nursing auxiliaries who will be able to meet the demand for public and private care of the older adult, with a novel focus on hospitality.

Sagicor sponsored the equipment and retrofitted the NAS Experiential Laboratory located in the Barbados Language Centre of the BCC. The location’s design facilitates an interactive educational process which allows students to practice and showcase their skills in a real-life setting, under the observation of their tutors and specialist trainers via in-camera sessions. This will allow for a more hands-on training with real time learning. The finance company was also pivotal in the development of the course syllabus in association with the planning team of the BCC. Sagicor also sponsored two BCC faculty to visit cutting edge Senior care communities in Canada to observe new and current best practices.

L_R Lt. Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, Minister of Health and Wellness, Santia Bradshaw, Minister of Education and Cynthia Forde, Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs chatting
L-R Marguerite Estwick, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Sagicor; Dr. Jeannine Comma, Director Sagicor Life Inc.and Paul Inniss, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Sagicor Life Inc.
L_R Santia Bradshaw Minister of Education and Professor Velma Newton, Chairperson of The Barbados Community College
New Auxiliary Nursing Programme Launched
The Barbados Community College (BCC), in partnership with Sagicor Life Inc., has launched its Nursing Auxiliary Studies Programme