Hello and welcome to the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) School of Nursing, the primary provider of professional nursing education in the Cayman Islands.
Each individual on the Cayman Islands at some point in their lives has or will need to access health care services. The quality of the service you receive will be a reflection of the health care professionals. The UCCI School of Nursing is committed to educating and preparing tomorrow's nurses to deliver the highest quality of health care services and to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities within the Cayman Islands and globally.
Nursing is an excellent choice career choice for men or women who have an interest in health care. Are you desirous of becoming a part of a profession that is challenging, exciting and rewarding? If you do, I encourage you to explore what the UCCI School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme has to offer.
Ms. Terica Larmond, MScN, RN, RM, PG Dip Ed & Training
Director of Nursing
The profession of nursing is one of the fastest growing worldwide and has often described as one that is dynamic, challenging and rewarding. Nurses are considered to be one of the largest groups of health care professionals. It has been proven over and over again that both the profession and the professional have and continues to make significant contribution to mankind and the world in which we live.
Nursing is one of the most diverse professions. Once you become a Registered Nurse there are opportunities for career mobility. Nursing offers diverse choice in working settings. You can use your knowledge and experiences in settings such as hospitals, clinics, schools, community, long term care facilities and even with international organizations. There are many areas of specialization requiring different types of training and degree preparation. These include clinical specialist, public health, education, administration, research, policy making and much more. The opportunity also exists for you to change from one realm of nursing to another. The potential for a nurse is unlimited.
Nurses can gain professional as well as personal satisfaction and growth. As a nurse you can make a real difference in people's lives through direct and indirect practice. The level or quality of care offered can change an individual from one who is totally dependent to one who has some level of independence. Nurses provide support and care in the promotion of health, prevention of illness or diseases, restoration of health and advocate for patients their families and the community. Nurses together, can make positive changes to health care policies, practices and systems.
Nursing provides you with the knowledge and skills for yourself, your family, your community and the world at large.
The mission of the UCCI School of Nursing, the premier provider of professional nursing education in the Cayman Islands, is to prepare students to be highly skilled, knowledgeable, compassionate professional nurses through committed educators, world-class technology and current scientific knowledge and pedagogies.
Overview of the Programme
The four (4) year Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing programme is designed to prepare nurses as generalist with the required knowledge, skills and attitudes to practice at the entry level within the legal and ethical framework of professional nursing.
The programme provides a foundation in the sciences and liberal arts for a professional career in a dynamic and diverse society, as well as entry into advanced studies. It fosters critical thinking, integrated nursing knowledge, skills and professional attitude necessary for assisting individuals and groups achieve and maintain optimum health.
Upon completion of this programme, the graduate is prepared to provide comprehensive care at primary, secondary and tertiary levels within hospitals and community settings.
The goals of the programme are to prepare graduates capable of:
The Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is awarded on successful completion of the programme of study. Graduates are eligible to write the Nursing Council of Jamaica approved and administered Regional Examination for Nurse Registration (RENR) to obtain the Registered Nurse (RN) title, a requirement for practicing nursing legally. There is no intermediate award.
Graduates of the programme duly registered by the Nursing Council of Jamaica should find employment as Registered Nurses in the private and public health sectors in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere.
Peter A. Tomkins Cayman National Nursing Scholarship
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme has been supported by the Health Services Authority(HAS), Cayman Islands. Students of the programme will gain clinical practice at their facilities. Other facilities on the Cayman Islands will be utilized for clinical practicum experiences.