UTech, Jamaica Nursing Students China Bound


UTech, Jamaica Caribbean School of Nursing students and members of faculty who will participate in a training programme for critical care nurses in China from July to September 2019 pose for a group photograph with members of leadership from UTech, Jamaica, Sinopharm Pan-Caribbean Limited and the Ministry of Health and Wellness at a reception for the delegation held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, UTech, Jamaica Papine Campus

The University of Technology, Jamaica through it Caribbean School of Nursing (CSON) hosted a special reception for 18 nursing students and 3 members of academic staff who will depart this month for Beijing, China to participate in a special Critical Care Nurses Training Programme at the invitation of the Government of China. The group will comprise 14 critical care nursing students, 2 final year nursing students and 2 final year midwifery students.  The reception was held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Lecture Theatre 50, Shared Facilities Building, Papine Campus.

Mr. Fan Jianghong, Commercial and Economic Counselor, Chinese Embassy in Jamaica, who represented His Excellency Tian Qi, Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica described the collaboration for the training of critical care nursing students in China, as a “win-win” for both countries.  He noted that the China-sponsored programme will “enhance cooperation in public health between both countries.”

Among those commending the students and thanking the Government of China at the function were UTech, Jamaica President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, Dean of the College of Health Sciences, Dr Janet Campbell-Shelly, Head of the Caribbean School of Nursing, Dr Adella Campbell, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health and Wellness, Mrs Karen Nelson, and Advisor to the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Stephanie Reid.


Mr. Fan Jianghong, Commercial and Economic Counselor, Chinese Embassy in Jamaica and Dr. Adella Campbell, Head, Caribbean School of Nursing (CSON) interact with Critical Care nursing students, CSON, UTech.


Michelle Beckford (Mrs.)
Corporate Communications Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
Telephone: 970-5299
Email: mbeckford@utech.edu.jm