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UWI hosts ceremony for MSc in Nursing

For Release Upon Receipt - May 9, 2012

St. Augustine

The School of Advanced Nursing Education (SANE) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, hosts a Nursing Recognition Ceremony on Thursday 10th May, 2012, from 5pm at Amphitheatre A, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mount Hope.

This event will recognize the first graduates of the MSc. in Nursing from the SANE and is part of the celebration of Nurses Week, observed from the 6-12 May.

Keynote speaker at the ceremony will be Dr. Meryl Price who will address the history and evolution of nursing and the contribution of the school to wider society. Among the specially invited persons are representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Professor Samuel Ramsewak and the Principal of the UWI, St. Augustine, Professor Clement Sankat.

The event is by invitation only.

For further information, please contact Maria Brooks at the SANE at 663-6684 ext. 84754 or at

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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)