PRESS RELEASE – Nearly 300 nurses from all over the Caribbean, USA and Canada attending the Caribbean Nurses Organization Conference paid a courtesy call to the Governor General of St. Lucia, Dame Pearlette Louisy on Tuesday 29th October 2014.
The theme for the conference is “Nursing and Midwifery: Integrating knowledge, skills and attitude for delivery of safe quality patient care.” CNO 2014 Conference Director, Samina Cepal says the conference has been nothing short of fantastic.
“This is probably bigger than we though it would have been. We have over 300 nurses professionals from all sorts of nursing backgrounds, so it’s going really well our educational sessions have been fantastic…We have covered nursing and politics, we have covered quite a bite of nursing leadership, assertiveness in leadership and we have had various presenters just talking about their new research,” Cepal said.
The Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Nurses’ Organisation provides a forum for nurses from over 33 member countries to to meet discuss and conduct the business of he organization every two years.
Minister for Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, Hon. Alvina Reynolds congratulated the Caribbean Nurses on the 57th Anniversary of the CNO and the convening of the 29th Biennial Conference.
“I really want to thank them for choosing St. Lucia and to congratulate the St. Lucian nurses, the Nurses Association of St. Lucia for hosting, for doing the best that they can, to put it all together to ensure that the nurses have a very successful conference and I know that they are focusing on Knowledge, skills and attitude which are critical to the whole nursing profession.”
“It’s a calling, it’s a vocation to be a nurse but when they take time out of work, they take time out away from their country to pay their way to come in to acquire those skills and knowledge and learn new attitudes positive attitudes to improve themselves as professionals, I really want to salute the over 300 members who are here with their family.” Reynolds said.
The 29th Biennial Conference runs form October 25th to November 1st 2014.