The Seneca Nursing Jamaica Outreach Program
Nursing outreach in Jamaica is an exciting opportunity for Seneca College nursing students. In July of 2008, the first group of nursing students travelled to Kingston, Jamaica where a need for nursing outreach in various impoverished communities had been identified. Outreach activities address health care needs for individuals and families in a variety of settings, including health clinics, an older adult facility, a home for teenage mothers, the HIV/AIDS center and a cancer care institute. Outreach opportunities are being assessed in other poor areas of Jamaica for Seneca nursing students.
“Participants have found the outreach experience life changing,” says Professor Marcia Brown who founded the program in 2006. She continues to work closely with Professor Hyacinth Jackson who remains as co-organizer of the trip to Jamaica every year. This is a two-week trip, departing the day after final exams in April.
The generosity of the following donors has contributed to the success of this program.