The Macedonia School of Nursing is located on the campus of the University of Health Sciences Antigua. The School of Nursing has its own wing at UHSA and is comprised of spacious classrooms, simulation labs along with practice rooms and discussion areas. Faculty offices for the nursing department are also located in this area. As an added benefit, the nursing school has full access to the facilities of the medical school.
The nursing program at the University of Health Sciences Antigua is a three year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in nursing. The BSN program is patterned after U.S. nursing school education and also the guidelines of the Caribbean Regional Nursing Board. Students receive excellent training from highly credentialed nursing and other faculty. Graduates can practice in the USA and Caribbean as well as other parts of the world. The entire program is spent on campus in Antigua. Students complete practical rotations at the Mount St. John Medical Center and other government health care facilities in Antigua. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the NCLEX examination and the Caribbean Regional Board Examination for licensure as an RN.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Apply knowledge and an appropriate repertoire of skills indicative of safe nursing practice using the nursing process
- Create and maintain a safe environment of care through the use of quality assurance and risk management strategies
- Create and utilize opportunities to promote the health and well being of patients, clients, and communities using the nursing process
- Demonstrate key skills in the application of information technology and management
- Demonstrate knowledge of effective inter-professional working practices that respect and utilize the contributions of members of the health and social care team.
- Develop a plan of nursing care where possible in partnership with patients, clients, caregivers, and significant others within a framework of informed consent
- Document a comprehensive, systematic and accurate nursing assessment of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients and clients
- Employ critical thinking strategies in therapeutic relationships through the use of appropriate communication and interpersonal skill
- Participate in the professional development and safe practice of others through teamwork, leadership, supervision, and teaching
- Practice in a fair and anti-discriminatory way, acknowledging the differences in beliefs and cultural practices of individuals or groups
- Utilize resources efficiently and effectively to fulfill not only client/patient needs, but to support organizational goals and objectives
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