Following a three-week orientation with InterHealth Canada, seven Nursing students holding Associate Degrees began their Clinical Rotation at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, as reported by the Community College (TCICC).

The clinical rotation program at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre will train students in a variety of clinical settings and many hours of hands-on expertise. The Clinical Rotation system is spread across the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, allowing students to learn about diverse topics ranging from out-patient care and emergency care to general ward operations on 8-hour shifts.

“The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital has a formal affiliation agreement with the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College and Ministry of Education. As of March 2020, The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital has been granted Teaching Hospitals accreditation as a result of this agreement. We welcome nursing students to our program, which we believe will help them.

Students will gain the necessary qualities of caring, critical thinking abilities, application of situational knowledge, competence, and clinical skills which will hold them in good stead during their nursing careers via clinical experience,” according to the acting CEO and Chief of Clinical Services Mikette Been.

“We are pleased with the collaborative efforts of key stakeholders,” said Acting CEO Been. “The TCI hospital as a teaching facility is proud to contribute to the educational experience and future nursing excellence of these bright and talented nursing students in Turks and Caicos Islands.”

“Clinical experience is a crucial component of the Nursing Education program at Turks and Caicos Islands Community College. It converts abstract knowledge into application, making it the foundation of nursing as a health profession. This is the conclusion of our medical education program for students who have completed three years of study in Turks and Caicos Islands.

Our goal is to help teachers make informed decisions that are in the best interests of their pupils,” said Mrs Clara Gardiner, the interim President of the educational facility. “They will be able to learn about a variety of subject areas and nursing specialties through hands-on experiences with the medical team providing patient care and treatment under expert guidance. This also allows students to discover different.”

Nursing students underwent a three-week orientation course organized by the Training Department of the Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital on Infection Prevention and Control, Medication Management, and Reconciliation. The curriculum was also inclusive of aspects like Quality, Risk, and Patient Safety, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups, Load Management and Client Handling Techniques, Customer Care in Healthcare, and Emergency Disaster Codes. 

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